Everyone wants to have won an award, yet writing contests are something of an outlier in the book publishing world. Why isn't entering a writing contest a regular in a writer’s promotional plan? The fear of competition?
Those of you who work with BookBaby already understand the power of publishing your own writing. Well, so does Reader’s Digest.
Your Life… The Reader’s Digest Version (on the Reader’s Digest Facebook page) asks Americans to write in 150 words or fewer: “a lesson, simple advice, funny moment or other story from your life.”
One grand prize winner will have his or her story published in the magazine and earn $25,000, plus 10 runners-up, whose stories will be published on ReadersDigest.com and win $2,500 each. One top vote-getter will also earn $2,500. However, you need to act fast. The contest runs through November 1.