Well, now you and your cat can become published authors. Just send your story to Penguin and it may be published in the upcoming paperback edition, Dewey’s Nine Lives!
HERE’S THE DETAILS:
Dewey, Iowa’s beloved library cat, exemplified the values of perseverance, friendship, love, and the strength to stay true to your values, no matter the circumstances. But he’s not the only cat to change someone’s life for the better. If the stories of Dewey’s Nine Lives remind you of a cat you know, we’d like to hear your stories. Submit a letter (minimum 200, maximum 2000 words) to Vicki Myron about how a cat you know or have known. Like the stories from Dewey’s Nine Lives, the letter should relay a true tale that highlights how a cat(s) has impacted your life or the life of someone you know.
Enter for an opportunity to have your story published in the paperback edition of Dewey’s Nine Lives by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter, and receive a copy of the book signed by Vicki Myron (Approximate Retail Value of signed book = $9.99).
Open to residents of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories and possessions, ages 18 and older.
Emailed entries and entries sent via the online form must be received no later than December 10, 2010, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Entries sent by postal mail must be postmarked on or by December 6, 2010 and received on or by December 10, 2010.
On or about January 7, 2011, one Grand Prize winner will be selected by a qualified panel of judges based on the overall appeal of the story and the writing quality, with equal weight given to each criterion.
Void where prohibited by law.
Click the links for full details: Official Rules and an entry form.