Been foruming for years; it's great to finally see an active writing website with critique requirements. I'm 17 and a junior in high school. I've got a ton of poems laying around and try to write at least one a day (used to do two, but life got busy). Been published twice and won a couple contests, but nothing very big. I'm mostly a music man though. I play saxophone concert band, jazz ensemble, and marching band through school, and I play piano too. I'm in 4 bands aside from that plus I do a lot of solo composing, so I keep pretty busy. I also compete in Humorous Duet Acting on speech team and made it to state this past year, but didn't place there. Anyway, I read the rules and basics guide things and I'm really excited to jump in here. Please feel free to PM me; I don't get to talk writing much in my real life. Question: Are newbies allowed to enter contests, or does the 14 day rule apply to those as well?