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#1 Mary Sturgill

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:48 AM

Hi everyone, 

 

I am thinking of entering some writing contests for unpublished works. My thought was that it would be good to have on the resume, but my concern is that since many reviews retain rights to the entries until publishing, timing could potentially be an issue. Does anyone have experience with this? How do agents feel about this? 

 

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:38 AM

What do you mean by reviews retaining rights until publishing? Can you provide a few links to contests you're interested in?


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

Some literary reviews retain publishing rights until they are published if you win the contest. I was reading some of them from the Poet's and Writers list. 



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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:16 PM

If you're sending in short works to contests, you're fine. If you're sending in novels, and the contest results in publication, agents might not be interested. They want unpublished novels.


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