A short story has a specific setting, a limited number of characters and occurs over a short period of time.
A personal essay reflects on everything.
Only the first-place entrant will be notified personally.All manuscripts and their accompanying entry fees should be sent to The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, P.O.
He does not just talk about the book, he uses it to talk about himself and stress the inquisitive nature of his personality-always a plus. SAMPLE SHORT ESSAY SET 3: Dartmouth, Debate Participating in my high schoolâs debate program has been my most meaningful activity these past four years.
Religion, politics, education, history, global warming, human rights, celebrity culture etc.
Who are the people you find most fascinating in life?
Style for Personal Essays.
Plan your essay and organise your ideas.
Include anecdotes from your past.
Have a descriptive style.
Reflect on your experiences.
When put together, you have a well-rounded individual with passion, depth, and involvement in many different areas. SAMPLE SHORT ESSAY SET 2: Duke, Sports/Debate Throughout my life, I have tried to be a well-balanced person.