Hi everyone, I wasn't quite sure where to post this, but if the mods like to move it fine by me. I was just wondering ... would gaining experience give you an increased chance of getting your work published? By that, I mean entering creative writing competitions and having your short story in a newspaper etc - quite like an Artist's portfolio - so that the publishers coul refer back to that work and look a the "qualifications", or something. I know it may seem like a bit of an obvious question, but I just thought I'd ask because I was wondering if I should enter some competitions, just to learn some new stuff and to fill up my time. So, do you think it's a good idea to enter as much as these as you can? And do you think it would impact on the possibility of gettng published? -P&P.