There’s something about entering a creative writing competition that’s curiously helpful in getting you to take your writing seriously, see it through the eyes of others and really polish it up to be the best it can be, plus be disciplined enough to meet a deadline!
Not to mention the tantalising hope of actually winning, and gaining not only the prize money, but the associated prestige.
But these days it seems like countless random folks are setting up contests just to make a quick buck, so you need to choose your contest with care.
Many of the best are associated with well-known publication, such as The New Writer Magazine’s annual prose and poetry competition. Continue reading