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Creative Writing Contests Short Story and other creative writing contests and competitions with big cash prizes like the ones below can provide a real step up for writers. Writing competitions can jumpstart a career.
I'll never forget the thrill of excitement I felt when they contacted me with the news that I was one of six hundred writers invited to submit an entire novel manuscript.
I decided then that if my manuscript went further in the writing contest, I'd use that honour to find an agent, and I began my research.
When I learned that the shortlist of five novels included mine, I contacted the agent I most wanted to represent me, and she signed me and had a publisher interested within two weeks.
What an exciting time! If I won the contest, McClelland and Stewart would publish my novel and I would receive an advance on royalties.
If I went no further than the shortlist, HarperCollins would publish the novel and I would receive a larger advance on royalties. The way I saw it, I couldn't lose! I did not win the contest, but I won a career all the same.
So I encourage you to seek out creative writing contests and send only your best, most polished work, as winning means publication and often significant payment.
I publish this list of creative writing contests as a service to visitors. It takes considerable time even to keep it current, so please do not write to ask me questions about any of the contests.
If you have questions, please contact the organizer of the contest. If you want to be aware of writing contests all year, well in advance, consider purchasing the book Writing to Win by Moira Allen, which is one of the most complete sources of which I am aware.Writing a Book Report plus a Rubric: How to write a good book report.
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EasyBib — your online writing hub All the tools to submit your paper with confidence. These free graphic organizers include character webs, cognitive bookmarks, story maps, reading analysis, instructional webs, customizable organizers.
This Graphic organizer is a great activity to use with any mystery stories you may be reading. It allows the students to break down the story elements in a fun way.
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