Win cash prizes and publication in the Surrey International Writers'
Complete details on the conference website
Deadline : Fri. September 20
Contest stategy # 1 (more to follow on a fortnightly basis)
If you're going to enter more than one piece, enter them at different
times - perhaps one early, one late in the entry period.
The majority of entries come in during the last ten days of the
contest - imagine the word blindness that first readers (screeners)
suffer when they have to work through 20-30 entries in a day.
Although an objective screening approach is used to review all
entries before determining if they qualify for the shortlist which
goes to final judges, do what you can to make sure your entry fully
engages the first reader's attention by submitting one piece early
while they are still fresh. By entering a further piece nearer (but
not too near) the deadline, you have a second chance to making an
(This and other approaches to entering writing contests will be
included in my workshop Writing Contests - Pros and Cons, Tips and
Tricks, on the Sunday of the Conference