Writing Contests

United States
January 30, 2007 1:14am CST
I try to look for writing contests that give scholarships and money prizes to help me save money for college. I won one in the past but it was a long time ago. I try to enter poetry contests mostly. But I can only enter ones with no fees. Have you ever joined a writing contest? Did you ever win?
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• United States
30 Jan 07
http://www.freelancewriting.com/contests.html is a good place to look for contests and they tell you about entry fees and what not. I've entered a poetry contest twice in my lifetime and have won publication in their anthology. That site is www.poetry.com
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I have won publication at poetry.com too just recently. Thank you for the links.
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Please read this article at: http://mommyspace.blogspot.com/2006/10/poetry-contest-scam.html about poetry contest scams! This may not be legitimate. I hope you haven't paid this outfit anything. Good luck.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I thought it was a scam but I didn't mind submitting one of my poems. I will never buy anything there. Thank you for the heads up.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Congratulations to those who have entered contests and won, or placed. I myself do not enter contests though just for my own vanity. I have a hard enough time convincing myself I am good enough with what I do without having to enter a contest and be let down, or put down.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Aaw. Well you never know if you have talent that you can share with the world through your writing. But some people do like to write their best stuff and share it only with themselves (I am one of them).
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Poetry.com is a scam! Please don't send these people any money. They accept everyone and then try to sell you a book. Here's a link that will give you more information: http://mommyspace.blogspot.com/2006/10/poetry-contest-scam.html Spread the word and don't be taken! I'm so tired of all the scams out there. With the internet, they've really grown out of control. We need to look out for each other!
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• United States
31 Jan 07
It's amazing how much that site pushes for you to buy their book just because your poem is in there. I get many e-mails in my inbox from them also requesting photographs and membership fees. I don't pay for poems I worked hard at. That's how I look at it.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
11 Feb 07
Yes,i have also participated in many free poetry contest. I have never won and prizes,though a few of them were selected as finalists and were published too.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
That's great! Maybe trying for local contests will be good too. I hope to try some that my school has informed me about.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Sorry, I have to agree with wsue1023. Poetry.com only wants you to buy their books. I have never received any money from them, just the option of publishing my poem. But how do I no this unless, I buy. This is another catch. I have never bought a book. I want to be paid for my work, not to pay someone else. Good luck with your search though.
• United States
3 Feb 07
well i actually fell victim to them back in high school and bought the book. it did have my poem in the anthology but you're right. i never received any money from them.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
go to www.scorpio370.com for a chance to win starbuck gift cards.
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