- For $35 you get a minimum of three critiques of your work by published or well-experienced and trained judges.
The third time I entered, I finaled in two categories, finished third in the Historical Romance category and won the Lit category. (Interestingly enough, I didn't final with a third manuscript that year. The one that didn't final and the one that finished third in Historical Romance have gone on to be published. The lit story? Haven't worked on it since.)
Question for you: Have you ever entered a writing contest? What did you learn from the experience?
Also, if you are planning on entering the Genesis this year, PLEASE--for the sake of your category coordinators--get your entry in before February 15th. There is a LOGJAM the last weekend that the contest is open to entries, and if your entry gets eaten in cyberspace, or if there is a formatting problem with your entry, there might not be time to send it back to you to fix. If this is the case, the coordinator has no choice but to disqualify your entry. I'd HATE to see this happen to anyone.