Contest – Embers of September:
“Every Family has a Story to Tell”
“Every family has stories that rattle in their bones” Wild River Books Author, Marina Gottlieb Sarles
What’s your family story?
An ember is a small piece of wood or coal that glows in a dying fire, a light that continues to burn in growing darkness. We see the power of storytelling as an ember that can illuminate the universal stories of family and family history. To celebrate Wild River Books’ award-winning novel, The Last Daughter of Prussia, we are running a family story contest…Sharing silenced stories creates a movement that is bigger than any of us, empowering the intangible: human spirit and hope. Share your story and be a part of this movement.
In The Last Daughter of Prussia (Wild River Books, 2013) Marina Gottlieb Sarles researched her ancestor’s stories to create her award-winning novel.
1) “Like” Wild River Review on Facebook, “Like” The Last Daughter of Prussia on Facebook and “share” this post.
2) Submit an original piece of no more than 1000 words in the form of an essay, poem, or short story; or an original video up to 3 minutes telling us of your family story.
3) Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30 and enter for a chance to win.
1st Place: $200 cash prize, The Last Daughter of Prussia, publication on wildriverreview.com
2nd Place: $50 cash prize, The Last Daughter of Prussia, publication on wildriverreview.com
3rd Place: The Last Daughter of Prussia, Anatolian Days & Nights, publication on wildriverreview.com
NOTE: Winner will be announced October 15th
Thank you for being a Wild River reader. We look forward to reading about your family story.
Marina Gottlieb Sarles’s extensive research led her to the now vanished land of her ancestors in East Prussia, where she discovered the grave of her great grandmother, Magdalena, mother of the author’s grandfather, Walter von Sanden.
Bill Alexander is a published fiction writer for Venture Magazine, Spectrum Magazine, and Drumbeat Magazine. As an intern for Wild River Review, he contributes to the column Wild Table, sharing his thoughts and insights on food and culture. Born and raised in New Jersey and a New Orleanian at heart, Bill is an avid storyteller and devoted writer who believes strongly in originality over faddism.