What’s your love or hate thoughts on entering or being nominated in a writing contest? There are contest to enter for published and unpublished works of every genre. Pick and choose; you can enter everything from poetry and lyrics to short stories and scripts and everything in between. Contest can be for fiction, nonfiction, already published or never published.
Judging can be on popularity or merit based on the writing. Consider the costs to enter competitions. I’ve seen ranges from free to eighty-five dollars and multiple books to send along. Prizes are just as varied from bragging rights and an icon or sticker to prize money and publishing contracts. A few contest offer feedback as a bonus.
Things to think about;
What are you willing to pay for a contest?
Is a sticker and bragging rights enough of a win?
What quantity of books are you willing to send in to enter?
Does winning a contest help you reach readers?
Check out Writer’sViews.com for contests to enter I listed a few below.
A few contest ideas to check out:
The Big Moose Prize
Amazon Novel Writing Contest
State contests Example: Wisconsin and Oklahoma
Dear Lucky Agent
Predators and Editors
Final Draft Big Break Contest
State Romance Writer’s Contests
Shout out, I’d love to hear if you love or hate contests, if they have helped your career and if you’ve ever won.
Victoria Roder lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and house full of pets. She is the author of paranormal thriller Haunting of Ingersull Penitentiary, action thriller Bolt Action, paranormal romance The Dream House Visions and Nightmares. Picture books An Important Job to Do: A Noah’s Ark Tale, What If A Zebra Had Triangles? and children’s chapter books, Sled Dog Tales and The Curse of King Ramesses II, an inspirational book It’s Not You, It’s Them: Six Choices to Healing & Thriving After Abuse, and puzzle book Directions For Life. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies. Please visit Victoria at www.victoriaroder.com