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How Technology has made Writing Contests better for Writers

How Technology has made Writing Contests better for Writers

Modern technology has made it so easy to find and submit to writing contests. Here's how:

  1. Contests are searchable online, which means a) contests are accessible, and b) contests can be narrowed down to fit your writing style, topic, geographic region, etc., 
  2. Contest submission guidelines are available on Web sites, which means a) you don't have to write to the publisher for their guidelines and wait weeks/months to receive them.
  3. Previous contest winners and their work are often published on Web sites, which means you can read previous winners and see if a) your writing is good enough and b) you have writing that matches previous winner's style and topic.
  4. Contest submissions can be uploaded online, which means a) you don't have to print off your submission, b) you don't have to put out costs for envelopes and stamps, c) you don't have to figure out the ins and outs of international return stamps, and d) you don't have to drive to the post office.
  5. Contest submission costs can be paid online, often through paypal, which means a) you don't have to write a cheque, or b) go to the bank and get an international payment set up.
  6. Contest submissions are usually confirmed upon sending, or through email upon receipt at the contest headquarters, which means a) you don't have to wait weeks for a postcard or other response, or b) you don't have to wait months and recieve no response.
See how easy writing contest submissions have become as a result of (all bow down please) the Internet?

So what are you waiting for? Learn how to submit in an upcoming blog...


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