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Download Writing To Win:: The Colossal Guide To Writing Contests eBook

by Moira Allen

Download Writing To Win:: The Colossal Guide To Writing Contests eBook
ISBN:
1441404759
Author:
Moira Allen
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 15, 2009)
Pages:
344 pages
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1286 kb
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1416 kb
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Moira Allen has been writing professionally for more than 30 years.

Moira Allen has been writing professionally for more than 30 years. com, one of the most popular sites for writers on the web. Allen has written for such publications as Writer's Digest, The Writer, and Byline - and has published several books for writers. The book is then organized into the following contest sections

Thousands of dollars in prizes await; don't miss your chance to enter A comprehensive guide to over 1600 competitions and awards for writers around the world.

Thousands of dollars in prize money is given to writers every year through contests and competitions. A guide to more than 1000 contests for writers, including competitions for poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, book-length manuscripts, scripts and screenplays.

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Students are guided step-by-step through the different tasks in the writing module, using material developed in the classroom, by authors with many years’ experience in helping hundreds of IELTS candidates achieve a high IELTS score. of writing through a focus on academic vocabulary and collocations; and, contains grammar exercises in each unit, showing students how to apply a wide range of grammar items in their IELTS writing.

Writing prizes and awards for unpublished fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Information is subject to change - please see the contest's official site for more details. Fiction Nonfiction Poetry.

On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser. Fiore teaches us that procrastination is driven by our anxieties and we can beat procrastination by practicing to get started. If you’re a beginner, you may prefer this guide to Jack Hart’s book which is a little more dense. Both Hart and Zinsser are journalists but their advice applies to any style of non-fiction writing. One trick I learned was to stop telling myself I have to and start thinking I choose to -a surprisingly effective trick to help beat procrastination.

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A guide to more than 1200 contests for writers, including competitions for poetry, short fiction, nonfiction, book-length manuscripts, scripts and screenplays.
  • Bladebringer
I emailed the author a couple of weeks ago as to when the Kindle version would come out. She was gracious enough to follow up with me to let me know when it became this week. I bought my copy right away and am glad I did.

The book starts off with an Introduction section, followed by tips on How To Write to Win, Investigate the Contest, and Improving your Chances to Win. It is still up to the reader to do their due diligence to verify that a particular contest is really what they are looking for. Author provides some tips on what to look for in your research.

The book is then organized into the following contest sections:

- Poetry Competitions
- Short Fiction Competitions
- Nonfiction Competitions
- Book Competitions
- Children's Literature Competitions
- RWA Romance Competitions
- Script/Screenplay Competitions

Each of those sections is broken down further into months when the contest deadline occurs, including a section for Recurring Competitions

The book wraps up with sections for Useful Websites, About the Author, and then an Alphabetical List of Competitions.

Each listing has the following info:

- Deadline
- Entry fee
- Prizes
- Details
- Online/electronic entries
- Contact info
- Email address
- Website

I appreciate the author calls out in the Introduction that this list does NOT contain competitions that require the purchase of a product or service or only open to members of a particular group or organization. I've done the vanity press route, and as cool as it is to see yourself in print, it not a real writing credit in my opinion. The author tries to save us from this. Thank you!

OVERALL:
This is a great targeted list that is easy to search through on the Kindle with hyperlinks to sections and months within those sections.

Considering how long it would have taken me to research only a small portion of these contests makes the $10 Kindle / $19 print cost more than worth it for me.

This is a reference book any writer should have on their physical/electronic book shelf if they want to make a little prize money and/or build their writing portfolio through contest wins.

I'm off to write now! Enjoy.
Erik
beingawriter dot wordpress dot com
  • Rivik
Unfortunately, in this day and age informational books like this have to compete with information also available on the Internet. I was not impressed with the information in this book, compared to collections on the Internet that are more current, and compared to the fall issue of Writer's Digest or Writer's and Poet's (sorry can't recall which of those two hs it) summary of writing contests in just as good and more condensed version. If you want a book with everything at your fingertips, this is a good start, but to be current you will need to look each contest up on their own website anyways.
  • Reddefender
Whether you are a regular entrant in writer's contests or a casual sometimes one, this book can be mined for its pure gold suggestion nuggets. It is a winner and its winning suggestions and ideas for review prior to mailing your submiaaions can help to make you a winner too!
  • Vareyma
This book has a wealth of tips and heretofore unknown (by me anyway) suggestions to writing for contests. I am still awaiting some results on several submissions, but I would recommend this book to all aspiring writers. Contests are a great way to get your writing seen and read by those who can really give a boost to your career.
  • Qusserel
The book might not include every contest out there but it's the most comprehensive guide I've seen. Organized by category and then by month, so very easy to follow and plan your submissions. My copy is 2012, so the actual dates aren't always accurate for the current year; but websites for each contest are provided so you can check on the current deadlines. A worthwhile investment, for sure.
  • Kadar
I failed to notice it is from 2012.
  • Uriel
It may get outdated within a couple years, but it's still worth buying if you enter writing contests. I recommend it.
Whew! This book has more info for up and coming writers (as well as successful writers) regarding contests, than any other book out there. Could be a big help in moving one's career along. I love it! It's even fun to just peruse!