Thank you for this wonderful site – very inspiring indeed. If you submit to a magazine and aren’t prepared to pay a fee, then you’re essentially asking the editors to do their dayjob for free. Most magazines and comps operate with very low budgets and can’t afford to pay staff to give feedback to every writer who submits. By paying a reading fee, or a competition entry fee, you’re supporting small publishers, non profits and independent press. I certainly wouldn’t regard it as wasting money. It’s also highly unlikely that you’ll win two competitions, even if you’re some sort of literary genius as competition judges and magazine editors’ tastes and requirements vary so much.
Horror, thrillers, etc., which to me, frankly, is boring. So, authors are having to come up with further flashy in-your-face book covers just to get noticed and to write what most people want to read, which is a shame because it reduces talent or writing quality. Just want to say a huge thank you for providing such an invaluable resource list. It is through this site that I started to enter my work into various competitions after years of self-doubt about the value of my writing. I have had some success already, which has buoyed me to keep going. I’m afraid that all the competitions I’m aware of are listed on my site, so if you haven’t found anything there, I don’t know of any more. You could try getting Writers’ Forum – they have listings in the back of the magazine every month.
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I think it’s unlikely you’ll receive a reply. Having been on the other end of this, I understand why. Most magazines and competitions will receive hundreds, if not thousands, of submissions.
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I’m always open to suggestions, so feel free to send more through as you spot them. Hey Christopher, thank you so much for collating such amazingchoice.in extensive lists! A fellow writer passed this along to me when I was looking for contests to enter & I didn’t dream there’d be so many.
There are 40 prizes (the top prize is £1,200 – total prize pot is £3,860) and all the shortlisted entrants are published in an anthology. In addition to this, the winner’s face is featured on the front cover of the book, which is created by a different artist each year. The book is then strapped to the handlebars of a Harley Davidson FLSTFi Fatboy and filmed being ridden to Hull and back. The Scottish Arts Club here in Edinburgh runs an internationally open competition with, as of next year, a £1,000 first prize, with a special extra award for unpublisehd writers with a Scottish connection. I administer the entries and distribution to the judges (so I can’t enter, shucks). They may also have a team of readers, which speeds up the judging process considerably.