I came a great site today that lists writing competitions. Some have entry fees, some not.
Click here for details.
Writing contests are a great way to get noticed, especially if they’re free. There are quite a few of those around. If I do apply to a fee based one, one thing I do is to check to see if the prize money is at least twenty times the fee. Here’s a good site I often use. Do the research before applying. In other words, don’t sue me. :-)
Prize is US $50,000. Deadline May 15, 2011. Books pertaining to the South Asian region should have been published between Jan 1, 2010 and Dec 31, 2010. Click here for details.
Write a story between 500-800 words where every single word is absolutely essential to the story. There should be nothing superfluous. First prize $100. Click here for details.
Rewrite a story of your choice in 3000 words or less. Pick any author, any genre. Twist it to your heart’s desire. Click here for details.
You could win £1000 for the ‘Just Back’ article of the year, hosted by The Telegraph. That’s for the best article of the year. Every week you stand to win £200 in the currency of your choice.