Chat with this year’s ASJA writing contest winners to find out what makes a winning article and how you can submit your best for the next writing contest.
Deborah Lynn Blumberg is a freelance writer and content marketer specializing in business and finance and health and wellness. She got her start at The Wall Street Journal, reporting on financial markets during the height of the credit crisis. From there, she worked in marketing and communications at J.P. Morgan. Now, she tells the stories of the people and companies changing our world for the better. Clients and publications include: The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The New York Times T Brand Studio, J.P. Morgan, Mastercard, Stanford University, AAA, and the American Heart Association. She’s working on her first novel, inspired by the true story of how her great grandparents saved a group of refugees from the Holocaust with the help of a world leader.
Michele “Wojo” Wojciechowski is a national award-winning writer, author, and humorist editor, speaker, and stand-up comedian. Her work has appeared in publications/websites including Esquire, Vanity Fair, Parade, Reader’s Digest, PBS’ Next Avenue, Discover, AARP, Family Circle, Baltimore Magazine, and many more. Since 2003, she’s written the humor column, “Wojo’s World,” and she’s also the author of the humor book “Next Time I Move, They’ll Carry Me Out in a Box.”
Merlisa Lawrence Corbett is a journalist and author who writes about tennis, sports in society, small business, home and garden and general interests. She is the author of the biography, Serena Williams: Tennis Champion, Sports Legend, and Cultural Icon. A former tennis columnist for Bleacher Report and reporter for Sports Illustrated, Merlisa also covered sports for the Pittsburgh Press, Staten Island Advance, Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.