Wednesday, April 03, 2013

[Linkage] C is for Contest

Note: My A-Z theme is linkage. Every day (at 7:00 a.m. EST), I'm going to list three helpful industry links per letter, and then I'll ask for suggestions in the comments—that way, we can pool our resources! :)

C is for Contests:


Where do you hear about writing contests?

42 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL I'm not involved in the AtoZ challenge and I managed to blog about contests today. I even have two C's in my title. That was completely by accident.

Usually I hear about contests through other blogs or someone posts about it on the YARWA loop.

Commonweeder said...

Except for professional awards (not won) I haven't entered any contests. I think your blog has so much great information!

Regina Gort said...

I've entered a few contests and the Poets and Writer's link is awesome!

Clare said...

Fantastic links, Carrie! Thanks for sharing! :D

thelmaz said...

Try CRWROPPS--lists contests and submission opportunities daily.

Connie B. Dowell said...

Great links! I didn't know about Yelena Casale's lists.

prerna pickett said...

I love doing contests. even if i don't get selected, it's a great way to get to know the community and get feedback on your work.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Yay contests!

Nancy Thompson said...

I used to visit Cupid on a daily basis and enter hers whenever I was eligible. I kinda miss that.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Great links, Carrie! Thanks.

Melissa said...

Here's another link:
http://avajae.blogspot.com/2013/04/twitter-for-writers.html

It's mostly Twitter for writers, but there are 4 contest-related Tweeps at the bottom. ;)

Carrie-Anne said...

I usually hear about them on Twitter or on writing blogs I follow.

Carrie Butler said...

Two C's without trying? That's just showing off, Stina... *grins*

Kidding. Actually, it's awesome. Here's the link for everyone skimming the comments: The Contest Circuit.

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Commonweeder! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Regina! I hope it's helpful to you. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I hear about them when people like you post them!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Clare! I'm happy to share.

(Rhyming unintentional, but nonetheless entertaining. *grins*)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, I'll have to check it out. Thanks, thelmaz! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yelena is great about finding contests and giveaways, especially ones around the blogosphere. :) Thanks, Connie!

Carrie Butler said...

Exactly, Prerna! That's a perfect way to describe it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Yay, indeed!

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! Though, I don't miss the speed parts. Those always killed me! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

No problem, Lee! Thank you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, good call, Melissa! Thank you. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Word of mouth (and fingers) is a powerful thing!

Carrie Butler said...

I like this method! Thanks, Alex. :D

YelenaC said...

Thanks for including my blog! :) I'll go check out the others today.

Samantha May said...

I've always wanted to enter a contest but a lot of them cost some serious $$ to enter. My college budget barely allows me to even go to Walmart :D

Carrie Butler said...

No problem! Thank you for being such a great resource. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Great links. I always enjoy contests. Brenda Drake also runs regular pitch contests to get an agent: http://brenleedrake.blogspot.co.uk/

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Have you seen the movie REDBELT, yet? If you find it, don't be dismayed by the cover. It's about contests, only of a different sort...

okay, the movie has absolutely nothing to do with your post, or these contests, but i still think you'd like it!

Carrie Butler said...

Try some of the speed-based contests on blogs and Twitter. They're usually free, and they're wonderful opportunities. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, I knew I was forgetting a few bloggers! Yes, you're right. Brenda Drake is fantastic. So, is Deana Barnhart. :D

Carrie Butler said...

I haven't seen it, but now I'm intrigued! Thanks, Joylene. :D

Juliet Bond said...

Seriously, I'm so glad that I found your blog. Great info!

Heather M. Gardner said...

How convenient!

HMG

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

Thanks for the intro to cupid connect.

Tara Tyler said...

mostly other bloggers. thanks!
i have done cupid's, interesting...

Carrie Butler said...

I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Glad to help! :)

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Aren't bloggers great? :D