Essay contest hosts Michelle Gillett and Nina Ryan are pleased to announce that this year’s BFWW Essay Contest, on the theme of “Masculinity,”  will be judged by Katherine Bouton, a New York Times senior editor for more than two decades and author of the new book Shouting Won’t Help: Why I–and 50 Million Other Americans–Can’t Hear You. 
We look forward to your thoughts, in the form of personal essays, on this provocative theme!

New!  Extended Deadline:  Monday, January 28, 2013 (essay must have Jan. 28th postmark)
Award ceremony: March 23 at The Mount.
Length & format:  750-1000 words; pages numbered; include cover page with name, email, phone, mailing address, and the title of the essay.

More details on the contest available here.

Submit your essay by mail to:
c/o Nina Ryan & Michelle Gillett
P.O. Box 1134
Stockbridge, MA  01262
For further information email