There are hundreds of writing competitions held every year, often with tempting prizes, yet many writers don’t enter.
There might be good reasons for this in some cases, but I’ve heard many that simply don’t hold water.
I’ve won 25 writing competitions and literary awards, and part of the reason why is that I’ve ignored some of the myths that prevent writers from entering and winning. I’ve also judged both poetry and prose competitions, so I know what not to do!
Give yourself the best chance by not falling for these common myths: