I didn't care that much. It varies from competition to competition - some say that if you've self-published on your blog it's fine, others say it's not. While these competitions don't specifically ask for a Christmas theme, your story might appeal to them more at this time of year. More often than not, they're overused and will make your story appear downright silly. When I first started out, I paid professionals to critique my work. Maybe you don't include 'flash-fiction'? I think having a panel makes it fairer, because you have a variety of opinions so the strongest stories win through.
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Circlet Presspublishes science fiction and fantasy erotica anthologies and novels; be sure to doublecheck the reading period before submitting. I came across your fantastic website. Sorry if the Stuff What Makes I Laugh page distracted you from your work, but I think having a giggle once in a while helps the brain to work more efficiently and makes your writing better. Still, if you do submit to a competition or magazine that does accept previously published work after your story has been published, you could make changes prior to submitting. Chris Fielden Thanks very much Archie, I've updated the listings accordingly:
JBWB Writing Competitions
I've tweeted them asking if they're judging and will let you know if they get back to me. It is an act of great generosity on your part. I find it hard enough with my yearly comp! So thanks for letting me know. Just a quick question, I'm very new to this and was wondering if you could enter the same story in multiple competitions? I do not know if I have the X factor in me to become a writer and create a niche in someone's heart, but I can try!
Cliterature is an online literary journal dedicated to women's sexuality. These guidelines may arise from moral beliefs or fear of legal action and bad press, but either way, if they say they won't read it, don't send it. It would be annoying if I can only use them once. And thanks for sharing. Chris Fielden Thanks, Lyn. One daughter 12 had been shortlisted in the children's category. Notes on Solution Loans Competition: