I have a rule about trying one writing contest a month. Although, I don’t always find one that’s worthwhile. (Guess that “one contest a month” is technically not a rule, huh?)
BUT, here’s a contest that I think is worthwhile and reputable (even if they’ve gone and changed the name). It’s the 2009 Writers-Editors Network 26th Annual International Writing Competition (formerly CNW/FFWA Florida State Writing Competition). Now you see why I didn’t put the whole title in the post title.
And if you think the name of the title is long, you should see the guidelines/info. So, I’m just going to give you the gist and you can go check out all the added whatnot here.
The contest has several categories I could enter, but what interests me the most is the children’s category. It’s technically called the Children’s Literature Division: Unpublished or self-published Short Story/Article/Book Chapter/Poem (all in one category).
The entry fee is $10.00 for non-members as long as the entry is under 3,000 words. That’s in my financial comfort zone. Now, I just need to decide whether to send my book chapter or a short story. Or I suppose I could send an article, too. As long as I send something in by March 15, 2009.
That’s just a few weeks away. I better start writing. And finish reading those guidelines. I have a rule about reading contest guidelines very carefully (and that’s one rule I do follow!).