Competitions & opportunities

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Competitions & opportunities

There’s only one way to get yourself noticed as a writer.

You’re writing because you want to read, correct? So you need to take a chance on your work being seen by those know. Entering short story, unpublished manuscript or poetry competitions is a great way to firstly, get your writing chops moving, and secondly, get your name circulating where it counts – within the world of readers, writers, editors and publishers.

Whether you’re new to the game or have been doodling away for years, if your words are staying hidden on your computer or smart phone, in your bottom draw or journal, you’re never going to know the satisfaction of being published.

Of course, before sending off any submission, you’ll want it to be the best it can be: polished and proofread. Workshopping through a writing group, engaging a beta reader or a professional editor will increase your chances multi-fold. If a judge spots errors in your first few paragraphs, or they can see you have no idea about point of view, character development and story arcs, I can assure you they won’t read any further – and why should they? If you can’t be bothered to put in your best effort, why should they give you their valuable time?

So go to it!

Below is the link to Writers Victoria current list of competitions and writing opportunities. Good luck and remember:  Rejection is not failure, but a step closer to your goal. 

Writers Victoria – Opportunities and Competitions


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