How I Used Writing Contests to Skip over the Slush Pile (via )
I'm blogging at PassionateReads.com today on how to use contests to motivate your writing and get in front of editors.
Like many writers, whenever I saw a falling star, all my wishes were for getting that first publishing contract. It is such a long road from those first words on a page to published novel. You hear the stories of how other writers submit to dozens of publishers before they get that first break. With average response times of six months to a year, and everyone saying no simultaneous submissions, you could be as old as as one of those falling stars … Read More