The chance to win.
Many writers are drawn to writing contests as they imagine the possibility of winning the attractive prizes. While these contests promote amazing prices, the environment is highly competitive and writers must be prepared to put forward their best work. It is important to note that most of these contests charge an entry fee. However, there are some that offer writers the opportunity to enter free of charge for the chance to win. Do your research and choose contests that would be most beneficial and cost-effective for you.
To build a platform.
As a writer, having an author platform is crucial to achieving success with any literary works. Writing contests are a great way to begin building a platform as it allows your work to be read by objective and experienced judges and writers, who in turn help improve your writing for your target audience. The more widely your literary works are read, the greater your ability to build and expand your readership.
To launch a career.
Many writers launched their careers through winning a writing contest. While the reality is that not every writer will win the coveted first place prize, the opportunities exists for winning other valuable prizes. If you think about it, being offered publication of your work in an anthology, book, journal, or magazine would be a remarkable way to get your story out to the masses.
How can you benefit from entering writing contests?
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