Almond Press Short Story Competition: Writing for "Exposure"

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIn my last blog post, I discussed how to recognize and avoid profitmaking writing awards–fake awards that exist not to honor writers, but to enrich sponsors. If you’re looking to win writing awards and enter… [...]

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Awards Profiteers: How Writers Can Recognize and Avoid Them

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer BewareIf you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you may have guessed that I’m not a big fan of writing contests and awards.Partly this is because so many are a waste of time, with minimal prizes, ne… [...]

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