Fiction writing contests are fun. They give you a concrete deadline, supply a good starting point in the form of a topic or prompt, and bear prizes that range from nice to mouth-watering. The trick, of course, is to win them. Here are some tips about that.
One of the hardest things about being a writer is figuring out where to submit your work. The problem is real for both newcomers and seasoned writers—where do you submit if you’ve never submitted before, or if you’ve run out of places to submit to? Re:Fiction and Alex J. Coyne went investigating to find you a massive list of websites that list writers guidelines and rates, organized by genre—so that you don’t have to. Happy submitting, and good luck!