by Fae Rowen
I don’t usually enter contests, but I decided to go all out this year.
During the past two months I’ve redefined my understanding of the experience from both the judging and entrant viewpoints. I hope this post will help you consider whether entering contests is in your best interest at this point in your career. Next month I’ll share perspectives of a judge.
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Reblogged this on Ella Quinn ~ Author and commented:
For all of you thinking of entering a writing contest.
I had similar experiences when I entered contests. I write YA, and one judge scored me in the 60’s because “characters under eighteen are not allowed to kiss because it is considered pedophelia.” I don’t think she knew what the letters YA stood for.
Ahem. I may have to revise my earlier statement that contests are hell because . . . I just got a phone call that I’m a finalist in the YARWA contest. (Young Adult chapter of RWA). The rewards are high when you do luck out!
Congratulations, Deb!!!! That’s fantastic. 🙂
Thanks Jenny! I was sure I wouldn’t place (yet again) that I forget I even entered until they called. 🙂
Great post! Just found your site – lots of great input! Thanks!