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Contest Announcement: Tell Us Your Birth Story

We at Kveller are very excited today to announce our very first contest giveaway! Here’s the scoop:

Like a snowflake, no two birth experiences are alike. Unlike a snowflake, birth experiences–with all their emotions and surprises, tears and laughter, pains and joys–make for some mighty interesting stories. That’s why we’re asking you, kind readers, to send us your own birth story. Feel free to get as creative as you want and tell the story in whichever way you like. Our only guidelines are that your entry should be no longer than 1000 words, and the story should indeed be your true birth story–save those sci-fi alien unicorn births for next time, folks!

And since a contest wouldn’t be a contest without a prize, the writer of our favorite birth story will receive:

1. A copy of the awesomely fun Macaroons’ CD, Let’s Go Coconuts. For further proof of why you want this prize, see here.

2. Your story published on Kveller! That’s right, fame and fortune.

Please send your birth stories to by a week from today, November 16th. Looking forward to reading your stories!

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Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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