Writing contests car further a career if you win in any category, Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place, or Honorable Mention.
Competitions abound offering a variety of chances to win and attract attention to your name and your writing endeavors.
For competitions relative to my novels, the questions you must answer can be found within the books themselves.
When the contests require answering questions, the Guidelines will tell you how we will choose the winners.
Other competitions will require your own Flash stories or Poetry to be submitted.
During the past year, I have published four books and will now be concentrating on promotion and things I love, like painting and photography and... more great CONTESTS. I'm in the process of updating many of the pages on this site, but will soon be offering another contest with fabulous prizes. Please check back soon.
In the meantime, I will be posting contests sponsored by people or organizations that I know and trust.
One such contest is the...
Lorian is the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and knows the business and how difficult it can be for a new writer to get a good start. Her contest is for emerging writers or writers who have not been published in a magazine with a circulation of 5,000 or more. If you're interested in entering exciting contests, give Lorian's competition a try. To date, the competition has awarded more than $70,000 to emerging writers of merit.
The National Indie Excellence Awards is an excellent contest link that is professional and has trustworthy administration and judges. My thriller, River Bones, was a Finalist in their 2010-2011 competition. If you have a book published, consider entering in their 2011-2012 contest. A win or placement in these big contests will do wonders for your book and your reputation as a serious writer.
You might watch this page for more referrals. I love contests and always search for the best ones. Besides, writing contests are fun! I'll be listing more soon.
Our most recent competition was an incredible success.
Write It Right - Tips for Authors, Volume II has been published.
The latest contest called for authors to submit their articles about an aspect of writing. See who got in on the Character Reference page. These authors not only get a fairly permanent place on this site but also allowed me to use their Biographies to teach Biography writing.
A little more information is available on the Writing Contest page. That's where any new calls for Submissions will show up.
Authors supporting authors. I love it!