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Posted on: June 18, 2010

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Writing Contest Tips

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Most writing contests involve at least two tiers of judges. Preliminary judges whittle down the stack of applications into a manageable group, usually twenty to fifty applications, for the main judges, who then read the applications carefully. The good news is that most entries eliminate themselves in the preliminary phase, either by failing to follow the rules or by careless writing: only a small percentage make even this most rough cut. What can you do to make that your application makes it? Read on.

1. Think About Your Title.

It can be the hardest part, but it’s also the first thing, after the cover letter, that the preliminary judges see (and in blind contests, it’s the first thing the main judges see). That first impression will color the way they view your work, and they way they might feel about passing your manuscript on.

2. Proof Your Entry.

No matter how many contests you’ve won or books you’ve published, have someone else read over your entry. Grammatical mistakes and misspelled words give the impression that you decided to apply yesterday. Maintain a professional image: you never know who is going to see your application.

Preparing a Winning Entry to Writing Contests
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