Creative #Writing #Contests Table Updated

zBW Woodgrain
A bit of ‘art’ from my Picfair gallery, for your inspiration.

Time for your monthly reminder that the writing contest table has been updated. It lives on the ‘Resources’ page. As I write this, the table lists 132 different contests, many of them international, for Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Biography, Plays, Reviews, Essays, and Novels. Some of these are free to enter and offer prizes as high as £20,000 (novel), £500 (poem), £2000 (review), $3000 (essay). The table currently offers contest with entry dates from July 2018 through to 28th February 2019.

Submit your entries in plenty of time. There are some spectacular prizes to be had. Many contests are FREE to enter, but please don’t be sucked in by false arguments complaining about ‘paid for’ contests: most are run by voluntary organisations with little money. Entry fees go toward providing the prizes and sometimes to pay judges, who are usually professional people in the writing world whose time is precious.

Think of the kudos if you win a prize!

The table updates every time I save it, so whenever you visit, it’s as current as it is on my PC. You can access it by clicking here. Have fun and get some cash from your writing.

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And the picture above? Just a spot of inspirational imagery.

I’m also a photographer and belong to an organisation called Picfair that actually believes photographers should be paid for their work (photography’s expensive!). You can find the original of the picture above here. And my gallery of work on the site, here.