Writing Contests Update

Entering contests and winning awards helps you in many ways:

Adds credibility
Honors your hard work
Provides incentive for future successes
Helps keep you going on those wordless days.

Here are a few current contest deadlines to inspire you, courtesy of BookSurge:

Writer’s Digest Pop Fiction Awards
Deadline: 11/2/2009

DIY Book Festival Book of the Year Awards
Deadline: 11/25/2009

Writer’s Digest 10th Annual Short Short Story Writing Competition
Deadline: 12/1/2009

Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards Competition
Deadline: 12/15/2009

Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards
Deadline: 1/15/2010

Independent Book Publisher of the Year Awards
Deadline: 3/20/2009

There are many others listed online and in Poets & Writers.

Good luck!

Helen

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