Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent has some words of advice (including read the fine print) in his post All About Contests. There's also a link to the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest there too (January 25-February 7).
InkyGirl also advises that Before entering writing contests, ALWAYS read the fine print.
Kathy Temean at Writing and Illustrating has some Tips for Winning Writing Contests.
Now for the contests!
- The Writing and Illustrating blog has a list of contests that offer Chances to Win Publication, Money, Prizes & Critiques, including one from LeapFrog Press, which has an adult fiction category as well as a children's.
- Thanks to InkyGirl for this Xtreme Travel Stories quarterly contest. "The XtremeTravelStories.com quarterly writing competition is a skill-based contest where participants submit either a Travel story or free-lance report in any language, topic or category the author desires." Winners receive $100. This quarter's deadline is March 1, 2010.
- The Cup of Comfort and REDBOOK are teaming up for the Your Love Story Contest. The grand prize winner receives $1000 and a full set of Cup of Comfort books, plus an excerpt will be published in REDBOOK and the full story in A Cup of Comfort for Couples. Three runners-up will receive $150, and all other selected stories will receive $100. Deadline is April 20th.