Why entering writing competitions is not such a good idea

There must be hundreds, if not thousands, of writing competitions available to enter today, and the more there are, surely it can only be that the less credible they, and their results, become; the more competitions, the more invalid the medium and, ipso facto, the more invalid the ‘winners’.

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Geoff Ward

Writer, poet, tutor and mentor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature), book editor, journalist and musician.