New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Online print and eBook publisher ExpertSubjects.com has released an article on the importance of entering writing competitions for writers. There are writing contests for all genres: poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and more. The contests span from literary to commercial to online. The prizes vary greatly and can be quite rewarding as well as bringing recognition and honor to the writer. Agents and publishers can take note of award-winning writers and approach them with interest and possible publication. There are also contests for larger works, like novellas and novels, and sometimes the rewards can be quite substantial in terms of monetary compensation for a writer’s needs.
ExpertSubjects.com, which offers writers advice on everything from how to get published to how to get inspired, recommends that poets enter their work in the Boston Review Poetry competition, Tom Howard/John H. Reid or the Lulu competition. For short story writers, Zoetrope, Carve Magazine (which is affiliated with the esteemed Raymond Carver), Glimmer Train, Sycamore Review and Northwind are all popular competition options. The Bellevue Literary Review, Real Simple’s Life Essay Contest and the Normal Prize all recognize non-fiction work, while Francis Ford Coppola’s Four Stories competition recognizes excellence in screenwriting.
The Many Voices Project is designed to discover new writers of various genres. The Greywolf Press Nonfiction Prize is also geared towards young and emerging writers. Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize is geared to writers who concentrate on this worthy and popular genre, the St. Lawrence Book Award recognizes short stories and poems and the Valhalla Press offers Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Contests.
Contest listings, deadlines, rules and fees can be found in publications such as Poets and Writers, The Writers Market and Writer’s Digest. ExpertSubjeccts.com strongly advises writers to avoid contests that demand all rights to the writing entries or contests that demand too much in terms of entry fees.
For the full article about entering writing contests, please visit http://expertsubjects.com/weeklyarticles/2012/08/19/writing-competitions/ .
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