On writing contests

Modern days writing contests are nothing but a way to profit from an uncountable number of people who want to get rich and famous from their writing. You pay the entry fee, you pay extra for the critique, then you wait for more than half a year for the organizers to get back to you. In the end, the chances of your work being selected are comparable to winning a lottery. In the meantime, you cannot publish your work anywhere, nobody reads it, and it is as good as if it never existed. It is also a good way to take lots of works off the market and reduce the supply.
If your only goal is people reading your work, keep away from the writing contests. “As you value your life or your reason keep away from the moor”.

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