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  1. peachalulu

    peachalulu Contributing Member Reviewer Contributor

    May 20, 2012
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    occasionally Oz , mainly Canada

    Writing Contests - any tips?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by peachalulu, Sep 13, 2012.

    I'm thinking of entering a short story writing contest. There's no theme involved. But there is a 1500
    word limit.

    Just wondering if anyone has ever entered them and if you have any tips to share - Like don't write
    in I pov or definitely write in I pov.

    I tend to write kooky stories and I'm wondering if I should play it safe and work on something more serious?
  2. shadowwalker

    shadowwalker Contributing Member Contributor

    Jul 27, 2011
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    Is this a magazine, journal, university publication...? First thing is to check the guidelines to see what sorts of stories they're looking for, if they indicate any. Second, look to see what they typically publish. If they usually go for SciFi, for example, there's not much point in submitting a romance.

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