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Writing Contests - How to Enter and Win Writing Contests

Enter writing contests to win prizes with your essays, creative writing, or poetry. Here's the place to find tips on how to win writing contests and current essay contests to enter.

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Writing Contests to Enter
Writing contests are a great way to express your creativity while winning great prizes. Writing contests often have less competition than random-draw sweepstakes, so why not give them a try? This is a list of current creative writing contests to enter today.

How to Win Essay Contests
Essay contests are fantastic to enter, because the prizes are big, the odds are good, and they feel really great to win. Here are ten steps to follow to win essay contests.

10 Qualities of Great Essay Contest Entries
Do you know the difference between a great essay contest entry and one that's just average?

What Characters Count for Writing Contests?
Many writing contests have limits on the number of characters your entry can contain. What counts as a character? Find out here.

How to Improve Your Writing for Better Contest Entries
If you would like to win more writing contests, you can work on improving the quality of your writing. About.com offers some amazing advice on how to be a better writer. Use these tips from across About.com's network to be a stronger writing contest entrant.

Winning Writing Contests - Your Best Tips for Winning Writing Contests
Contest winners share their tips on how to win writing contests. Learn how to improve your writing, and share your own tips on how to write stronger contest entries.

Writing Contest Tip - Make Your Entry Stand Out with a Good Hook
Read this tip to learn how to make your writing contest and essay contest entries stand out from the crowd.

Poetry Contest Scams - Don't Pay to See Your Poetry in Print
Learn to recognize a growing type of scam - bogus poetry contests - and what to do about them.

Warning about Writing Contests with Fees from the SFWA
Aspiring authors often look for writing contests to help launch their writing career. Many of these writing contests charge fees to enter. Is it worth paying the fees to have your work judged? How can you tell scams from legitimate writing contests? The SFWA gives some great advice on avoiding scam writing contests.

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