Are you ready to offer something you’ve written to the greater public? It’s a bit painful at times to send our literary children out into the world to seek their fortunes. I admit it’s something I’m not particularly good at. However, I occasionally do get the urge to share, and when I do, competitions are usually my first port of call. My feeling is that competitions pay well, they make it easier to get published in magazines, and make an impressive contribution to one’s writing credentials. Here are some competitions, two Australian and one international, upcoming in the next months.
These prizes have varied requirements in terms of word count, and range from 300 pounds to 3000 dollars prize money. Entering competitions gets quite expensive, and it is a bit of a crap shoot, so don’t bother sending anything unless it’s your absolute best work. That’s my motto, at least. Good luck!