Monday, December 12, 2005


Let's face it: for most of us writing is never going to pay the bills. But there is a way to earn a little money while you wait for your big break by entering writing contests. Many reputable organizations have conferences that also include contests with money there for the taking. Two I am personally associated with are Alabama Writers Conclave and Alabama State Poetry Society. It seems every state has something to offer. A word of caution, however: the internet is full of scams that ask you to pay then offer publication as the reward of the contest. This is not what I'm talking about! Stick with organizations you know are genuine and actual. Good luck!

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