Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Benefits of Entering a Writers Contest by Diana Flegal
Entering a writers contest presents a great way to hone your writer’s skills and perform an exercise in tight writing.
WRITER'S DIGEST sponsors several writing competitions annually. www.writersdigest.com
1) Annual Short Short Story Writing Competition
2) 79th Annual Writing Competition
3) International Self-Published Book Awards
4) Pop Fiction Awards
5) Poetry Awards Competition
6) Your Story
Every other month, Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. They provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.
For rules, prompts, deadlines, voting and other details about the Your Story competition, visit: www.writersdigest.com/yourstory
Fiction Factor online Mag offers a list of writing contest as well as an opportunity to write and have your articles published. www.fictionfactor.com/contests.html
Several links that offer you lists of Fiction and Non fiction writing contests are listed below.
Have fun playing around with words and remember- if you win this is the type of thing you can place with pride in your proposal as well.
From my heart to yours,