A new assortment of writing competition to enter
There’s another good selection of competitions this month, including one to win a week’s free place at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School this August, which is worth
Flexing our non-fiction muscles in competitions can be good practice for the blogs and interviews we undertake as authors.
Most of you reading this will spend much of your time inventing stories for a cast of
Looking at the different prizes on offer
A happy new year to you all. Here’s a question for you all to consider at the beginning of another writing year. What are you prepared to accept as a competition prize?
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I hope you’re all coping with the current round of lockdowns (or variation, depending on where you are). Here are some more competitions to enter, which may take your mind off the present
This month I’ve been thinking about the importance of competition deadlines. If you don’t enter a competition by the date stated, you’ll almost certainly be disqualified. But is there an
Whichever competitions you’re entering, it’s worth having a look at the winning entries from previous years, which are often featured on the websites. Sometimes you can purchase anthologies with the winning
How to make a good impression
How can you make a good impression with your competition entry? Although not all competitions stipulate a writing font and size, it’s a good idea to stick with something easily
Writing a novel is a long undertaking and it can take a while to reap any rewards. Entering short story and flash fiction competitions can be a good way to fill in the waiting time and earn some money, as
Being on lockdown seems a wonderful opportunity to get going on all those writing projects we’ve had on the back boiler for so long, but it’s amazing how this surreal situation can make you lose focus. Here are
With the current situation in the country with regards Covid-19, many of us will be self-isolating, with time on our hands that we would have used for writing events, conferences, chapter meetings and classes. A
Simultaneous Submissions, Entering Previous Winners and Re-entering Unsuccessful Stories
The importance of reading competition rules has been mentioned several times on this post, and one of the things to look
Some photographs to inspire those competition entries
It’s nearly Christmas, so not long to a brand new year – and a brand new decade. Perhaps among your new year’s resolutions will be one to enter more
Critiquing Not Criticising
Is it worth paying for a critique for your short story or novel when entering a competition? Some competitions offer them, but they can vary enormously in price. Some critique writers
Francesca looks at point of view in short story entries
It’s easy to accidentally switch point of view in the middle of a scene when using third person. This was something I made a note of when judging a short
To pay for a critique or not?
Is it worth paying for a critique for your short story or novel when entering a competition? Some competitions offer them, but they can vary enormously in price. Some critique
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