No, this isn’t some sort of kinky sideline to my otherwise PG rated blog! I am simply struggling to come up with a sensible title for my (intended to be) fortnightly piece on where to submit stories and enter contests.
This week, The Writer magazine, and their Travel Writing Contest.
I haven’t quite worked out whether I’m going to submit to this one myself yet, because it’s some way outside my normal scope. But in a way that’s what makes it tempting.
What? An essay on the writer’s travel experience, whether that is far afield, or close to home.
How many words? Up to 1,200
When? Deadline is 15 June 2012
Fees? Sadly, yes. $10 US.
Prizes / Rewards? Yes indeed. On top of publication in the magazine, monetary prizes for 1st ($1000), 2nd and 3rd place, together with subscription and enrolment in a writing course.
For a piece of this length and a prize of this magnitude, that’s not a bad entry fee and even if you haven’t got anything started, it’s short enough to draft in a week. The Writer is pretty popular, so I imagine there will be lots of entries, but you don’t know if you don’t try, and for someone like me who mostly sticks to fiction, it might be a good exercise to try something completely different.
OVER TO YOU
I’d love to hear from anyone who goes ahead and enters, and certainly let us know if you win. The support network starts right here.
In addition, if you have any suggestions of things I could include on these posts to make them more helpful to you, please do let me know. It’s a new feature and you should know by now that I love feedback!