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Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How To Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards, NEW EXPANDED EDITION, The good news is that you can now buy this book on Kindle for only $2.99. Amazon have also reduced the price of the regular edition.

The answer to my question is "yes", provided you take a few steps to choose your contest carefully. For example, if it's a prose contest, it's a waste of time and money sending the greatest baseball story ever written to a group of judges who wouldn't know Babe Ruth from King Kong!

And the finest Nature poem in the world would not appeal to a judge who is only interested in "themes relating to sickness and death", as one recently admitted.

To save yourself time and money, you need to find these things out before you enter a contest. How? One way is to take a look at the past winning entries. They're usually published on the contest's website.
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Published on February 09, 2011 21:57 • 188 views • Tags: competitions, contests, judges, poetry, prizes, prose, short, stories, writing

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John Howard Reid
I have written widely in many fields, except, oddly enough, that in which I started. I was 18 years old when I enjoyed my first success as a playwright. But then I moved into movie reviewing. Indeed, ...more
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