Friday, September 12, 2008

Free Hispanic Heritage Book Giveaway!

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway – September 15th – October 15th

Morningside Writers Group and Harlem Writer are hosting a FREE Hispanic Heritage Book Giveaway sponsored by Hachette Book Group.

Answer one of the following three essay questions below and submit your response as a Word or PDF attachment by midnight on 10/15/08, to, with the Subject: Hispanic Heritage Contest Giveaway.

Format: Please submit responses using the following guidelines (Courier New, 12 pt, double –spaced, 1” margins on all four sides).

Word count: 500-750 words

1. What are the most important contributions Hispanics have made to American culture within the last five to ten years?

2. What is your most memorable cross-cultural experience with a native Spanish-speaker? (If you’re Hispanic, what is your experience with someone outside your ethnic background?)

3. What is the importance of cultural awareness and heritage in a changing national stage?

Contest Rules:

1. The contest is open to US or Canadian residents only with a valid mailing address. No P.O. Boxes.
2. Applicants must use a valid e-mail address and home or cell number.
3. The top five essays will win the eight books below:
  1. Dream in Color By Linda Sánchez , Loretta Sánchez
  2. Gunmetal Black By Daniel Serrano
  3. The Gifted Gabaldón Sisters By Lorraine López
  4. Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya
  5. Brownsville By Oscar Casares
  6. The Hummingbird's Daughter By Luis Urrea
  7. The General and the Jaguar By Eileen Welsome
  8. Tomorrow They Will Kiss By Eduardo Santiago

Books will be mailed to contest winners courtesy of the publisher.

4. All decisions are final by panel judges.

Good luck!

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