I haven’t sent my work out to writing contests, but I know many unpublished authors have used them as a tool, and they can be an effective avenue for getting noticed.
If you have contemplated following this route, there are some things to keep in mind that will give you an advantage. Using contests the wrong way are a waste of time and money. Educate yourself on how to make them work for you.
Make sure only your best work leaves the house Edit and reedit you work before sending it out to a contest just as you would with a literary agent or editor. It has to be as close to perfect as…
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