|Author:||Nola||Published:||about 3 years ago.|
|Tags:||competitions, contests, success, guidelines||Category:||Writing tips|
Thousands of writing contests are held each year, ranging from the prestigious and lucrative to the one at your local fete that has a potted plant as first prize. Competitions can be a great way to hone your skills and prompt you to write on a topic or theme you may not have considered previously. Cash and other rewards can help support your writing, wins or commendations can enhance your CV and your work may be published. As most competitions have entry fees, however, you might invest a lot of money with little or no return. What can you do to maximise your chances of success? Here are some suggestions.
So what are you waiting for? Dig out those half-finished manuscripts and see if any of them are suitable for upcoming competitions. You’ve got nothing to lose.