Saturday, April 04, 2009


The More Than A Few Good Men website is sponsoring a writing contest - for men only.

Writer Tom Matlack has assembled a stellar group of male writers to contribute essays about important events in their lives—everything from becoming a father, losing a father, losing a job, failing in love and much more—to an anthology that has yet to find a home with a publisher.

More Than a Few Good Men is an anthology of essays about what it means to be a man in America today. The authors, a wide cross section, draw upon their experiences with either childhood, coming of age, work, relationships, fatherhood or death and explore the perspectives they have gained from those moments.

Contributors include such accomplished writers as Mad Men creator Matt Wiener, Memoirs of a Geisha novelist Arthur Golden, and Not That You Asked essayist Steve Almond. An NFL Hall of Famer, a former Sing Sing inmate, a one-time Wall Street wunderkind, and a photojournalist imbedded with U.S. troops in Iraq are among the other contributors.

More Than a Few Good Men will be published in spring 2010. All proceeds from the book will benefit the Good Men Foundation, a charitable organization founded to support men and boys at risk.

Until May 1, they are accepting essays from anyone, anywhere, to be considered for one more slot in the book. People can submit their essay here:

There is a $1,000 prize for the chosen essay which will be included in the book. There are two runners up who will each receive $500 and publication on the website. All money made from sales of the book will go to the Good Men Foundation, which has been established to help at-risk men and boys across America.

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