Find Your Writing Niche:
Enter Contests to Win
Contests fascinate writers because they want to know where they fit among their peers. I have judged contests in the past and did it again this year. I like judging because:
- I see how other writers incorporate in their books their wide knowledge on diverse topics, e.g., poets and their styles, Greek and Roman mythology, history from B.C. to the present.
- I understand how important it is to follow the rules of the contest.
- I learn where the weaknesses are in my books and how to strengthen them.
“How to Make the First Cut in a Writing Contest” by Sara Backer offers six tips at
“Contest Tip Sheet” offers tips from judges at http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Tip_Sheet/contest_tip_sheet.htm
As a judge myself, I recommend entrants read these tips. You may very well end up in the winning column.