Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS How to Join the Winners Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards NEW EXPANDED EDITION

"I entered some of them merely to prove my theories or simply to obtain Judges' Reports." In this book, John Howard Reid will tell YOU how to select the RIGHT contests for YOUR essays, short stories and poems.

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557023257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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John Howard Reid (a well-known author with over 50 years experience in writing and publishing) is Chief Judge of three annual literary events: The Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest, the Tom Howard Poetry Contest, and the Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse. These long-established, prestigious writing competitions each offer cash prizes totally $5,350. In "Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS", John Reid tells every aspiring author how to achieve success. To research this book, he entered no less than eighty writing contests himself. His entries won prizes, or were short-listed, at least 27 times. That's better than a one-in-three success rate. "I would easily have achieved a one-in-two success rate if I had only entered the RIGHT contests," Reid declares. "I entered some of them merely to prove my theories or simply to obtain Judges' Reports." In this book, John Howard Reid will tell YOU how to select the RIGHT contests for YOUR essays, short stories and poems.

How to Win Short Story Competitions

Find out: Exactly what the judges are looking for. How the scoring system works. How to score highly in every category. What impresses judges - and what turns them off. How to write exceptional short stories.

Author: Geoff Nelder

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1719861668


Page: 142

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Two highly experienced, award-winning writers and short story competition judges share everything they know about entering, judging and (most importantly) winning short story competitions, in an easy-to-follow Q&A format. Find out: Exactly what the judges are looking for. How the scoring system works. How to score highly in every category. What impresses judges - and what turns them off. How to write exceptional short stories. Which competitions give you the best chance of winning. How to avoid being disqualified. And much more. Also included are two award-winning short stories from Jon Pinnock and Geoff Nelder. About the authors Dave Haslett is the founder of ideas4writers, the ideas and inspiration website for writers. He won his first writing contest at the age of 7, and has judged several contests on the ideas4writers website that each attracted hundreds of entries. Geoff Nelder is an award-winning short story writer and novelist. He was the fiction judge for the Whittaker Prize in 2009 and 2012 and the FicFun international fiction contest in 2018.

Libraries Publish How to Start a Magazine Small Press Blog and More

Writers aspire to win writing contests as a way to have external validation for their writing, and even being a ... and writing communities throw writing contests to encourage writers to submit and to publicize the winning writer.

Author: Stephanie Katz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 262

View: 233


In this book, author Stephanie Katz, founding editor of the award-winning literary journal 805 Lit + Art, shares practical tools and advice for starting successful creative publishing projects. Publishing benefits libraries by providing high-quality content to patrons, showcasing local writers and faculty, and creating buzz for the library. These endeavors can be launched at any type and size of library, often for little to no cost. Libraries Publish teaches libraries how to publish literary magazines, book review blogs, local anthologies, picture books, library professional journals, and even novels. You'll learn how to run a writing contest or writer-in-residence program, form community partnerships with other literary organizations, find funding, navigate legal considerations, market your publication, and more. Each chapter contains detailed information on how to start your project, including comprehensive checklists, recommendations for free software, and legal considerations. Social media strategies as well as tips for facilitating student or teen-run projects are also covered. If your library wants to start a publishing project, this book will be your go-to resource! Shows how each project fits into the mission of a library Offers legal information including publishing rights and author publishing agreements Reviews free and subscription software for websites, submissions management, layout, and communication with subscribers Contains marketing and social media strategies for promoting a publication locally and nationally Suggests ways to engage the community and build local partnerships

Prophet Priest and King

Using the knowledge gained both as a First Prize winner in several literary contests and as the Chief Judge of three of America's richest writing competitions, Reid authored a popular handbook, Write Ways To Win Writing Contests in 2004 ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435729902


Page: 203

View: 513


Thrilling action, suspense and mystery abound in this historical novel, inspired by the books of Kings and Chronicles in the Old Testament of the Bible. Highlighting the latter days of King Solomon in the city of Jerusalem in Ancient Israel, the novel is a real page-turner that moves with the speed of an arrow. In addition to the aged King Solomon, Biblical characters include Jeroboam, a former governor in Israel, accused of plotting against Solomon and now exiled in Ancient Egypt; Ahijah, a wandering prophet, a friend and former servant of Jeroboam; Iddo, a blind seer; Rehoboam, Solomon's favorite son and designated heir; Zabud, Solomon's long-time friend; Qoheleth, a fanatical supporter of Jeroboam; Gallim, the mayor of Bethel; Berechiah, captain of the Bethel town guard; Nathan, the prophet; King David and his son, Adonijah; the girl, Abishag; Ethan, the sage; and Azariah, the young and ambitious High Priest.

Money Making Opportunities for Teens Who Like to Write

There are many contests that recognize the work of talented teen writers. ... Entering your work into writing contests can be a great way to win cash and scholarships, as well as an excellent opportunity to get published. a.

Author: Marcia Amidon Lüsted

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781448893935

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 345


A bit of legwork, persistence, and creative thinking are all it takes for a teen with writing ability to generate income. This title covers a number of lucrative ideas, including tutoring other students, writing articles for the Web, and creating social media content for local businesses. Teens can even try their hand at writing youth-oriented features for newspapers and magazines. The author provides sage advice for getting jobs, finding freelance writing assignments, and identifying markets for their work, as well as a crash course in professional writers' etiquette. Readers seeking additional information will find a wealth of helpful resources.

Writing Competitions

The Way to Win Iain Pattison. Why compete ? Okay , why should you want to go in for a writing comp ? Why should you pit your skills against others ? You're a writer , after all , not a quiz show contestant or a games player .

Author: Iain Pattison

Publisher: The Writers Bureau Ltd

ISBN: 1903119014

Category: English literature

Page: 217

View: 387


WATCHING TIME Anthology of Prizewinng Essays Short Stories

OTHER BOOKS BY THE EDITOR End of Season [Prize Poems] Traveling [Prize Poems] Across the Long Bridge [Prize Poems] Keep Watching the Skies [Prize Prose] Mr Christian and the Bag Lady [Prize Prose] Write Ways to Win Writing Contests ...

Author: John Howard Reid

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781847289698

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 378


This anthology includes 15 prizewinning essays and short stories by the following authors: Jennifer Antonacci, Fred McGavran, Jan Breen, Ned Condini, Laurie Gough, Rebecca Marshall-Courtois, Lissa Byers, Vicki Conte, B. Lynch Black, Kay Beth Avery, Noreen Braman, Debbie Camelin, Melissa Lassor, Craig Rondinone, and John Howard Reid.

How to Write Winning Short Stories

A concise guide to writing short stories, including preparation, theme and premise, title, characters, dialogue, setting, and more. Submission and marketing advice is also provided.

Author: Nancy Sakaduski


ISBN: 098605979X


Page: 172

View: 116


A concise guide to writing short stories, including preparation, theme and premise, title, characters, dialogue, setting, and more. Submission and marketing advice is also provided.

You Can Be a Winning Writer

... how National Medal of Honor-winning writer Joan Didion found her groove: In the documentary The Center Will Not Hold, Joan's mother recognized how much Joan enjoyed writing. She saw a writing contest advertised in Vogue magazine.

Author: Joan Gelfand

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781633537439

Category: Reference

Page: 270

View: 890


Be a Successful Author Learn the keys to successful authorship from a pro: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching her 4 C's approach to creative writing and successful authorship to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer’s conferences for the past decade. She has taught her 4 C's method to college professors, CEO's, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights throughout the United States; helping them realize their publishing dreams. A publishing guide to writing success: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s provides solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. But, successful authorship does not stop with mastering craft, commitment and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, Ph.D., Joan defines clear steps to overcoming the lack of confidence demon. The perfect gift for writers: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and plenty of support, Joan Gelfand includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous, but successful authors. You Can Be A Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, for writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. Joan's 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage. This literary reference and publishing guide includes: • Key authorship and publishing tips • Important post-publication strategies • Guidance on how to avoid mistakes that even the most talented, prize-winning authors have made • How, with the help of the 4 C’s, you can enjoy greater success • What it means to "fire on all burners" and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously Maybe you've read Stephen King's On Writing, Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Annie Lamott's Bird by Bird, or William Zinsser's On Writing Well ─now you need to read You Can Be A Winning Writer.

How to Write a Query Letter

The posing publisher promotes a writing contest where writers pay $5, $10, or even $50 for a chance to win $500. The contest ends, and the writer's story is never published. The contest promoter already has the en- try fees and walks ...

Author: Donna Murphy

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601384058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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The Writer s Way

Even in school—in the most academic of writing—it's possible to write to real people who are interested and involved in what we're ... Maybe it will win first place in your program's academic-writing contest, and there's a reception.

Author: Jack Rawlins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285966113

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 654


The spirit of THE WRITER'S WAY remains in the ninth edition, as do its two core principles: (1) good writing begins when writers know their audience and write for the right reasons; and (2) knowing their audience and having good reasons to write will teach users everything they need to know about technique. Based on a “whole language approach,” THE WRITER'S WAY is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. While this book is intended to be used in a classroom, it's very much based on the concept that there is little difference between writing in school and writing in the “real world.” Offering frank advice in a supportive, encouraging tone, the authors lead readers step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You

You will find that success breeds success and winning is contagious. More and more students will want to join your group. One national contest a local high school writing club entered focused on inner-city students' lives.

Author: Bonnie M. Davis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452257914

Category: Education

Page: 287

View: 893


Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This new edition covers standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core.

International Who s Who in Poetry 2005

Society of Women Writers and Journalists; Poetry Society; Ohio Poetry Asscn; Asscn of Christian Writers; Southport Writers' ... 1997; How to Write About Yourself (coauthor), 1999; Writing Competitions: The Way to Win (co-author), 2001.

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135355197

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 879


The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

Contest News Cash and Prizes

Annual Writing Contest for Hospitalized Veterans Veterans Administration. Tips on Winning Beginners often win . ... Work on the hospital newspaper so you can enjoy the stimulation of being around others who like to write .

Author: Veterans Administration


ISBN: STANFORD:36105122883916



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Essay 101 Win Win Approach to Essay Writing Contest

Stanley walks you through the steps of a successful essay writer - from preparation through research to the presentation of the award winning essay. What is contained in this book is "What Every Successful Essay Writer Knows".

Author: Stanley Kalu


ISBN: 148235232X


Page: 60

View: 314


Dealing with the difficult and practical part of essay writing contest requires a good understanding of the topic sentence in other to make a deliberate and conscious development and manipulation of ideas along a certain pattern so that the desired effect on the reader (panel of judges) will be achieved. This is a very technical activity which requires a lot of skills and expertise. Words are arranged into expressions which in turn are arranged into successive paragraphs in order to form a whole essay.First, keep in mind that you will never have enough time at your disposal to write an essay which presents a complete content of your subject. Instead, you should concentrate on: presenting the basic facts of your topic and presenting to the panel of judges with an interpretation of those facts.Your essay will falter if it is not based on a sound game plan and this means organization. And the best way to get organized, and remain organized, is to use an outline. There's no escaping this fundamental tool. Consider your topic as a whole and then break it down into its component parts. How do all these components illustrate your general thesis statement? How does everything fit in? During your research you ought to have come to realize what aspects of it were given more important than others. Your essay should include discussions of those important aspects. So, if your sources consistently mention a number of basic elements, then so should you. You may decide to differ with the sources when it comes to interpreting those elements but just the same, the basic elements ought still to appear in your essay.Try to write your essay section by section and give it a logical structure if you want the panel of judges to maintain their interest in your essay. A poorly organized and illogical essay may cause them to give up reading your essay in frustration.Stanley walks you through the steps of a successful essay writer - from preparation through research to the presentation of the award winning essay.What is contained in this book is "What Every Successful Essay Writer Knows".The Win-Win Approach to Essay Writing Contest will help you to become the next successful essay writer.Good reading!

How to be a Writer

WRITING COMPETITIONS Most genres of writing have their competitions, and you should aim to enter as many of them as possible. ... Here are some of the benefits of entering competitions: If you win or make the shortlist... 1.

Author: Stewart Ferris

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9780857658425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 468


In this updated and expanded edition, Stewart Ferris uses his industry know-how to give you all the tips, tricks and inside knowledge you will need to become a successful writer, covering all types of writing from books to scripts and beyond. This accessible and informative guide is packed with advice to equip you with the skills you need to launch a writing career: • Using your 'voice' as your USP • Learning to love criticism • Surprising solutions to writer's block • Avoiding submission blunders • Using e– publishing to sell your work So what are you waiting for? Pick up your pen, open your laptop and fire up your imagination. Whichever tools you choose, the time to start is now.

The Organized Writer Is a Selling Writer

Then Sell It : 6 Tips to Writing and Selling List Articles ............ ...... 36 Writing Contests : Why Enter and How to Win ...... 41 Research on the Run : Research Organization .. 46 THE ORGANIZED WRITER MARKETS 49 To Market ...

Author: Kathryn Lay

Publisher: AWOC.COM

ISBN: 0937660191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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The Organized Writer! 7Do you know what your writing goals are? 7Do you know where to find ideas and how to use them? 7Do you want to use your writing time more wisely? 7Do you wonder if contests are worth the investment? 7Does being an organized writer mean the perfectly arranged office? The Organized Marketer! 7How can you use the internet to market? 7How can you juggle writing time with time for marketing? 7Is it possible to sell your articles more than once? 7What should you do when you've waited months to hear from an editor?

Excelling in Law School

Writing Contests The first rule of winning writing contests is to consult with others if allowed. ... able to help suggest topics or refine your ideas, but all of your professors will probably have advice on how to write a better entry.

Author: Jason C. Miller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454824350

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Written by a recent law school graduate with an extraordinary success story, Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach transcends merely surviving the experience, demonstrating how to earn high grades by working smart, excel in extracurricular activities, publish, and land top jobs. The author aced his first year at a fourth tier law school and transferred to a top-10 school from which he graduated, magna cum laude. Now, he shares his insights and his experience, surpassing expectations set by his less-than-lustrous LSAT scores. Miller relieves some of the anxiety about law school by conveying proven strategies that will appeal to today's tech-savvy law student. He outlines the available resources and study-aids and shows how to effectively use new technologies such as websites that distribute outlines, companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses, student-maintained outline banks, recorded lectures, professor podcasts, and PowerPoint slides. Students learn the specific, unique skills required to approach law reviews and scholarships and to hunt for jobs. Excelling in Law School: A Complete Approach observes successful tactics used by other students and guides readers in selecting the strategies and resources that best fit each personality. Features of Excelling in Law School: A unique book written by a recent law school graduate with a stunning success story Goes beyond the basics of surviving law school earning high grades excelling in extracurricular activities publishing landing top jobs Helps students excel shows how to work smart relieves some anxiety about law school conveys proven strategies Designed for today's tech-savvy law student Showcases the study-aid market and effective use new technologies websites that distribute outlines companies that provide MP3s of detailed lectures on first year courses student-maintained outline banks recorded lectures professor podcasts PowerPoint slides Reveals effective, specific skills and unique approaches law reviews scholarships job-hunting Outlines available resources Illustrates the author's personal success, one that can be tailored for any law school student how the author personally aced each area strategies and tactics observed in use by other students how to select the strategy and resources that best fit the reader's personality

International Who s Who in Poetry 2004

Address : c / o African Writers Series , Heinemann Educational Publishers , Halley Ct , Jordan Hill , Oxford OX2 8EJ , England . ... Teacher , Writer , Poet . m . ... 1999 ; Writing Competitions : The Way to Win ( co - author ) , 2001.

Author: Europa Publications

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857431782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

View: 371


Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.

Write to TV

Whenever possible, you should enter your work in TV writing contests. This is a good and easy way to get your work read by people in the industry. Even if you don't win the grand prize, you can still come out ahead.

Author: Martie Cook

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781134648290

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 402

View: 825


Learn to craft smart, original stories and scripts for a variety of television formats and genres, including comedy, drama, pilots, animation, made-for-TV movies, late night, and reality television. Hear directly from studio and network executives, agents, and managers on what they’re looking for in new writers and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain access to sample outlines, script pages, checklists, and countless other invaluable resources that will help you break into the industry and put you on the path to immediate success. In Write to TV, Second Edition industry veteran Martie Cook offers practical advice on writing innovative television scripts that will allow you to finally get that big idea out of your head and onto the screen. This new edition has been updated to include: Tips and techniques from industry vets Jay Leno, Norman Lear, Paul Haggis, David Magee, Susan Rovner, Tal Rabinowitz, Jonathan Littman, Peter Jankowski, Steve Stark, and Doug Herzog that you can immediately apply to your own projects Expanded coverage of writing pilots, pitching, writing webisodes, writing for tweens, writing for late night, and rewriting Useful advice for navigating the confusing television hierarchy, including how to network, get an agent, land that first writing job, and even "do lunch" 25 new interviews with writers and producers of hit shows such as New Girl, Parks and Recreation, The Blacklist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, CSI, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more An all new companion website (www.writetotv.com) featuring blog updates, industry trends, a Q&A discussion forum with the author, and many other resources