Contest season seems to run synonymous with Oscar season. 😆 I’m not much of a contest person. I won second place in the FF&P chapter of RWA’s On the Far Side content when I first joined RWA. UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENTwas submitting to the RWA’s Tampa chapter contest and didn’t win, but managed to find a publisher anyway. And that’s it. That’s the extent of my contest participation.
But, I won’t let that stop me from pimping some friends and some contests.
First up is Zoe Winters. Her short story A Safer Life is up for the Better Sex Competition. She’s a semi-finalist, so go vote for her so she can round the bend into the finals. Oh yeah. You might want to read her story first, too. 😉 I thought it was good, so go check it out here and vote: http://www.bettersex.com/t-erotic-fiction-contest-semi-finals-story3.aspx You have until Sunday night.
Also, there’s the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, which has been the topic of several loops I belong to. I’m a little torn about this. While I think it’s a good competition to enter, I have a feeling that literary works are going to win this one based on the backgrounds of the judges. So, why bother? I don’t do literary. Anyway, I think it’s a good competition and I could easily be wrong, too. I actually came close to biting the bullet and doing it anyway, but decided against it.
And let’s not forget the American Title Vcompetition. I’m eagerly awaiting the results of this past voting spree because my buddy Edieis a contestant. I think the next round of voting starts on Monday, so get your button finger ready to vote. 😉 I think of all the contests I’ve seen (and if you belong to RWA, you know the dozens that I’m talking about), this one is probably my favorite. I’ve always been an avid support of Romantic Times simply because they aren’t just about romance. They’re more than that. If you’ve read their book reviews, then you’d see that it comprises of more than just romance books. The decision to broaden their horizons was the reason why I decided to start a subscription with them.
How do you feel about contests?