As far as we know, Michael Lewis’ rumored $12 per word from Portfolio is the highest rate in the magazine universe.
mental_floss, the publication that never saw a brand tie-in it didn’t like, is giving away five $10,000 scholarships to essayists who best answer the question “Why are you the most deserving person on the planet to win a scholarship?” In 750 words. That’s more than $13 per word. Suck it, Lewis.
Details. Jump. (Where’s my $26.66?)
$50,000 Tuition Giveaway from mental_floss magazine, Borders and Merriam-Webster
Write a little. Win a lot!
CLEVELAND, OH September 17, 2008 Has the perfect storm of record gas prices and soaring tuition bills got you down? mental_floss canâ€™t help you at the pump, but it has found a way to ease your tuition pain.
A few well-chosen words (750 or less, to be exact) will knock $10,000 each off the tuition tab for five winners of the mental_floss Tuition Giveaway contest.
By simply coming up with the best answer to the question: “Why are you the most deserving person on the planet to win a scholarship?” you can walk away with ten-grand to ease your tuition pain at Stickershock U. next fall.
For more details on how to write a winning essay and an online entry form, log on to www.tuitiongiveaway.com
Co-sponsored by Merriam-Webster and BordersÂ®, the contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year college in fall 2009. Deadline for entries is January 31, 2009 and winners will be announced on April 1, 2009.
Visitors to www.tuitiongiveaway.com will also have the opportunity to receive a special discount on mental_floss products at the mental_floss web site (www.mentalfloss.com).