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Writing contests. Yay or Nay?

If you are thinking of entering writing contests, it’s important to research to determine if a contest is legitimate and reputable.

But, how to find reputable contests?

Go to trusted sources.

Research websites, blogs, and social media by people you know and trust.

Anne R. Allen, a trusted source, blogs about writing:

 “Writing Contests are Important: How To Tell the Good Ones from the Scams

 “Beware Bogus Writing Contests! Look for These 8 Red Flags.

C. Hope Clark’s  Funds for Writers newsletter is a great source for announcements of vetted contests, and a handbook of writing contests.

Writer Beware, the publishing industry watchdog group.

If entering contests is in your writing budget, here’s something to consider:

B. Lynn Goodwin, founder of Writer Advice: posted:

“Too often writers submit to agents and editors without having any credentials, but winning a writing competition—especially a well-known one—gives you immediate credibility and something to add to your writing resume.”  —Brian Klems, writer, speaker, freelance editor, husband, softball player, perennial fantasy sports underachiever, Huffington Post contributor

Reputable Resources for contests:

The Redwood Branch of The California Writers Club hosts several contests a year.

The current contest, the 2022 Poetry Anthology deadline is soon . . .

November 15, 2021 at 9 pm (PST)

Reedsy, online author services in the self-publishing industry, posts contest information.

Post your writing contest experience on my Writers Forum Facebook Page, under this post.

#amwriting #justwrite #writingcontests

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