The contest is part of a benefit for Children's Hospital Oakland. See the website for more details, but note that the deadline for essays is coming up soon—all entries must be received by March 18th.
Up to 30 semi-finalists will be selected; The semi-finalist essays will be published in the next Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God anthology, available in bookstores and online December 2013. Their work will appear alongside that of influential writers, artists and thought leaders such as author and motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan, and 85 Broads founder Janet Hanson. The grand prize winner will have one-on-one phone consultations with:
- A senior editor at Random House/Ballantine
- A literary agent at ICM
- The Executive Editor of O Magazine
Notes & Words is the second part of the benefit, and is described as:
The Notes & Words event will be on May 18th, 2013 at the Fox Theater. Tickets for the event will go on sale on March 18th.