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Contesting the Contests

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Thanks to @katiebabs for the picture today – after writing about the daily adventures of an underwear-rolling unicorn, it just felt really, really appropriate. Anyway, the main point today was the fact that I got into a bit of a mailing list tiff over which writing contests were “worthy” of being entered. And I had argued that it depended a bit on what your goals are for entering the contest. Some people want the feedback. Some want the chance of getting the manuscript in front of an agent or an editor. Sometimes it’s all about winning the award – and there are several that do come with more prestige, or actual prize money or the cover of a convention fee. One line of argument was the fact that, in the case of RWA contests in particular, they cost quite a bit – sometimes upwards of $20….so does that mean that by… Read more