I’ve got nothing to lose…(except these writing contests)

It took me a long time to come up with a witty title for this post (I’m not even sure if it’s witty) but I’ve been saving all my good words for a short story contest, so I’m sorry.

I’m currently working on a submission for the Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story competition. Short stories are not my forte – I find it hard to limit myself to a word count (in this case, 2,000 to 4,000). But I’m really excited about my ideas for this story and I really need to start submitting my writing (in any form) for experience and whatnot.

The link:

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Meanwhile, I’m also trying to psyche myself out to enter ANOTHER contest (this time, it’s FREE!)

The “Dear Lucky Agent” contest where you submit the first 150-200 words of your (unpublished) novel, to be judged by an actual, real-life literary agent! This time around, they’re focusing on Young Adult…which is conveniently the category I write for.

More details here:

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/15th-free-dear-lucky-agent-contest-young-adult-fiction

I strongly encourage other writers to enter one – or both – of these contests! What have you got to lose?

P.S. This post’s title comes from Forever the Sickest Kids:

I should be brave, with nothing to lose…

 

 

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