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Are Writing Contests beneficial?

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#1 Keeppositive


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:44 PM

Having taken a break from querying my manuscript, I have entered a few writing contests for short stories and flash fiction. Will this help a literary agent take a closer look at my query if I have some winning entries or published stories?

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:10 PM

If you win something, you include it in your query. Toward the bottom.



more tantalizing information to jab that hook in deeper

a bit about me me me, and my story "I Was a Teenage Flash Fiction Writer" won the 2018 Flash Fiction Award from Making Shtuff Up Press.


simple as that

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

It never hurts to enter contests. If you win, then for sure add it to your query. Even if you don't get more requests just because of a story win, you are building your platform. 

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