Writers’ Week Wrap-Up

I’m not going to lie, last week was exhausting. But it was also a lot of fun.

Because Writers’s Week was a first-time thing for me and an experiment of sorts, I confess to being slightly worried at the start that no one would want to participate. Thank God all of you came to show your support.

Before Writers’ Week had even ended, I was asked a few times if I planned to do it again. So I thought I’d state this for the record for any of you still out there wondering: Yes, I plan to make Writers’ Week an annual event on Suess’s Pieces.

I was particularly amazed by the number of pieces submitted to the writing contest. (If you haven’t already started, I highly recommend you make your way through the list and read each entry.)

Writing Contest: Next Steps

This week our esteemed judges will continue making their rounds and evaluating all of the submissions.

Then, next week on Monday, September 26, I will post the top ten finalists as chosen by the judges. At the same time, online polling will open so that you can vote for your favorite entry.

Voting will close at midnight on Friday, September 30.

Winners will be announced on Monday, October 3.

Writers’ Week Sponsors

I can’t say thank you enough to some very generous sponsors and prize donors. They not only supported me and Suess’s Pieces, but also supported and celebrated writing and creativity on a much larger scale. Please visit them and consider giving them a shout on Twitter or Facebook to help me say thanks.


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Emily Suess is a technical marketing writer by day and a freelance copywriter by night. And, no, she's not related to Dr. Seuss.
  • Lisa

    I had so much fun, and I had no idea I was even going to enter into the contest.  You had such great prompts that I was inspired to write!  This was a great idea and I am happy to hear you are going to do it again.  This would be a fun thing for teenagers to participate in as well.  Job well done Emily and thank you to the sponsors and all the hard work!

    • Hayley


      I thoroughly enjoyed doing this, thank you very much and I look forward to doing it again next year.



  • http://twitter.com/2old2tap Renee McKinley

    I’m glad you’re going to do this again.  I enjoyed the challenge of the contest.  And I found the articles very useful. 
    The entries I’ve read so far have been awesome.  I am looking forward to doing this next time.

  • Lindsey

    I’m glad I decided to enter, and it’s nice to hear that you’re going to do it again! It was a good exercise for my brain cells, as I don’t usually write the way I did for my entry.
    Thanks to you and all the sponsors.

  • Elisabeth Kauffman

    Thanks so much for hosting this! It was great fun… so cool to meet people… can’t wait for you to do it again!

  • http://www.maheshrajmohan.com/blog Mahesh Raj Mohan

    I really enjoyed the week and reading all the responses.  And I will definitely visit your sponsors (just finished visiting the Small Business Bonfire site)!

  • http://www.girlyfight.com Stacia

    I really enjoyed Writers’ Week, even though I still haven’t had a chance to go through everything completely.  Thank you for putting such a great event together! 

  • http://withjustabitofmagic.com Jackie

    I enjoyed this! I was able to keep up and without it and the support that I got from everyone I don’t think I would have posted what I had written.

    Thank you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/shahwharton Shah Wharton

    Loved this – will do it again. Met great people too. Excellent all round experience. ;D X

  • http://www.literalmom.com Missy | The Literal Mom

    LOVE the picture.  You did an awesome, superb, wonderful job.  Congrats to you!

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