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May 9, 2017 at 6:25am
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Re: What makes a writing competiton a success?
If you look at even some of the most interesting writing competitions here, they often only get 1 or 2 entries. That's not always the case, of course, but it often is (unfortunately it's the nature of the beast).

Bribery often isn't the best course - I think having an "in" to a proactive network is.

I have tried bribery with my own big competitons - offering publication in an ebook, multiple merit badges for 1 win, large GPs etc, etc. Some months I would get multiple entries, some months I would get none. All for the same effort on my part.

My favourite writing competition has been "Invalid Item"   by A Guest Visitor . It's esoteric and seemingly unlinked month by month but it's fun and it's lets people have carte blanche. I don't know if it's the best on WDC but it's been the most fun contest I've entered.

I also like, but have never entered (yet) "WEIRD TALES CONTEST "   by Beacon - Light 4ever . Groovy covers, imaginative prompts (by virtue of those groovy covers), great entries. One day I will enter.

My most often entered competition would be the "Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon and it has become my go-to writing block/writing inspiration source.

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What makes a writing competiton a success? · 05-09-17 6:16am
by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST
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Re: Re: What makes a writing competiton a success? · 05-09-17 11:01am
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