What does everyone think of writing contests? I can’t say I’ve ever really sat down and looked into entering one. Especially not the big ones you have to pay to enter. Logically I know that entering/winning a contest would look excellent on a query letter… but how necessary are they?
I’ve recently been entering a few Twitter Pitch competitions. Mainly because I think they’re a little bit of fun. I enjoy query contests as well. But those are easy to enter because all the work is already done. I almost feel like writing entries for contests would take away from my major writing goal, which is finishing my current manuscript.
Have you ever entered a contest? Was it worth it? Is winning a contest high on your priority list?