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Would you join a contest for a short story or novel if there was an entry fee?


I just received a newsletter about a contest for short stories and novels. The short story submission can be up to 3000 words, the entry fee is $24.00 per entry -- the winner will receive $4800.00. The novel must be at least 60,000 words, entry fee is $22.00 per submission. Novels chosen will win $800.00 plus the possibility of representation by a top literary agency. You can submit as many stories as you like. I am pondering, but, do not like the idea of paying money to win money. What do you think?

 
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Best Answer Jeb Stuart Bensing (Jeb Bensing) says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thank you, Jeb. I so agree -- paying to win something? Naught ah! Yes, your comment is of help and I appreciate your thoughts on the subject.

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Mackenzie Sage Wright (WiccanSage) says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    You have some great thoughts on this, Sage. The questions you bring up should be asked, I agree. Thank you, I appreciate your comment.

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Rachael O'Halloran (RachaelOhalloran) says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    I get this newsletter monthly (for over a year now). They document everything and seem like a good organization. I just don't like the thought of paying to enter. I understand their POV, they have to get money from somewhere to pay out.


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M. T. Dremer says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thanks, M. T. Dremer. I have decided not to enter the contest, mainly because of what you say. The same thoughts have been going in my mind. Thanks for participating.

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Marie Flint says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thanks, Marie. I have a site bookmarked for submission of poetry at $5 per poem. I can't remember the name now -- I think it is New England Review.

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WillStarr says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thank you, Will. I appreciate your wise answer. Getting published is a very good thing to accomplish. You have a good way of looking at this. Congratulations on the wins, for you achieved the goal either way.

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The Examiner-1 says

2 years ago
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    Rachael O'Halloran (RachaelOhalloran) 2 years ago

    not all are scams. You have to check them out. Writer's Digest is not a scam and most contests are fee based so that they can award prize money.


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Amanda (Amanda108) says

2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your answer, Amanda, I appreciate it.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thanks, brutishspoon. I tend to agree with you on this.

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2 years ago
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Very good thoughts, Sheila. Thank you. I know some reputable places can be trusted and all works out well.

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