Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Writing Contests

In looking around the Web for publishing opportunities for our Mountain Empire writers, I discovered an excellent resource for legitimate writing contests.

Unfortunately, many writing contests are mere jokes. We can usually tell a "joke" contest from a legitimate one by the price. The vast majority of "joke" contests are FREE and they prominently advertise this fact. Winning one of these may possibly put a little cash in our pockets but will not be something we can brag about in serious writing circles.

Legitimate writing competitions usually charge a small fee, often $10-$25 for entering. And I found a wonderful source for serious writing contests at the Poets & Writers website. Keep current with the following page for entering writing contests we can be proud of winning: Poets & Writers Writing Contests.

Good luck! May the Muses be with you!

On another note, it was lovely to see some of our writers turn up at the MECAC booth at Pine Valley Day last Saturday. I gave out a good number of cards with our meeting date, time, and place plus this blog site address, so we hope to see some new faces at our August meeting. Keep on writing!

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