Today, I’m thrilled to announce The Write Practice Writing Contest, our first official writing contest in over two years.
But first let me tell you that this is not your average writing contest.
A New Kind of Writing Contest
Like many writers, I’ve submitted to my share of writing contests. The competition was fierce, and while I managed to have a few successes, honestly I came away disappointed, with little to show for my effort and no idea why some stories were awarded and others weren’t.
So when we decided to launch this writing contest, we decided we wanted to do something different.
We wanted to create a writing contest in which every writer gets feedback on their short stories.
A writing contest in which every writer has a chance to get exposure.
A writing contest in which every writer gets published.
In other words, we wanted to host the kind of writing contest we would like to participate in.
A Writing Contest in Which Everyone Gets Published
That’s why we decided to host a writing contest that was different in three important ways:
- A writing contest in which everyone who enters gets published
- A writing contest in which every writer who enters gets personalized feedback
- A writing contest in which every writer can get premium instruction to help them write the best story they’re capable of
How to Enter the Writing Contest
To enter The Write Practice Writing Contest, we ask to write a new story up to 1,500 words long based on the contest theme, First Meetings, that spark between two characters whose relationship will mean something bigger than themselves, for better or worse.
After you finish your story, you will get a chance to workshop it within the Becoming Writer community, getting personalized feedback to help you make your story better.
After making your story as good as it can be based on the feedback you received, you can you submit your story to our contest judges.
Our esteemed judges will then choose two runners-up, who will each win a new Kindle, and one grand prize winning story, who will win $250 and featured publication here on The Write Practice.
But the twist is that ALL the writers who submit a story to the contest, not just the winning story, will be published if they choose. This is your chance to show off your best work and get the exposure you deserve.
I hope you’ll join us!