Thursday, June 9, 2011

Are They Worth It?

So there's recently been a lot of elation and heartbreak for writers who entered writing contests earlier this year. From RWA's Golden Heart to ACFW's Genesis, there were hundreds if not thousands of entries.

Some of you may wonder if its worth it to you as an author to enter. Well I have guest post over at Susan Field's Blog on 3 Reasons Why To Enter A Writing Contest...why would it help you as an author?

Hope you stop on over and see!


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Li said...

I don't see your post over there yet, but I'll try again later. I think it's good to enter contests; it gets your name and your work out there, in front of people, and sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a critique along with my loss/rejection.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for the awesome guest post, Raquel - I just posted it!

Dr. Cheryl Carvajal said...

I found you through Susan's blog... and I admit, until your posting about contests I had only considered entering a very few.

Where's the best place to find out what the contests are? Are there any good websites that post this kind of information? I hear of a few, but usually it's a week before the deadline--not enough time for me to put something together.

Joanne said...

Hi Raquel, clicking over from Susan's blog to send you best wishes with Purple Knot :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Already visited her site!

Anonymous said...

I already read the post, and you had some great points. :)

Raquel Byrnes said...

Thank you all so much for your encouragement and kind words! I'm so happy to have such supportive blogging buddies. :)

DEZMOND said...

been there and left a comment, we do like us some Suzy Field any time :))

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I hadn't thought about entering my published books in contests. Duh! Guess I'd better get with the program. Thanks inspiring me.