Contest News-Letter, Box 1059, Amelia Island, Florida 32034. $8 a year for 10 issues. 904/261-9770.
Somebody wins those contests, those $25,000 sweepstakes and slogan bonanzas. If you want to know who, send for the Contest News-Letter. If you want to know why, send for the Contest-Letter. If you want to know how you can do it, send for the Contest News-Letter. Ten times a year you will get a chatty little insiders' guide published from Florida. It lists contest you may not have noticed on your cereal boxes or supermarket window. It explains the rules, the prizes, the deadlines, and sometimes some hints on how to improve your chances. It tells you how to get entry blanks, and in some cases will send them to you. Claiming to be the single most comprehensive and accurate source of current sweepstakes and contest information (are others?), it has raised its number of subscriptions from zero to 4000 in one year. Apparently its most popular feature (renewing faith in the American dream) is profiles of contest winners like Ed Nelson, who has been winning nearly fifty prizes a year, including a trip to Sweden from an entry supplied by--you guessed it--Contest New-Letter.