My friend, Ara, entered a first line contest in which she submitted the totally awesome first line of her WIP. After sifting through many rounds of eliminations and asking entrants to add a line or two here and there, the agent picked 10 final entries. All of the openers are grabbers.
As I read them, I thought about how it cool it was that she entered the contest. I've never entered a writing contest (unless you consider applying for a grant a contest).
But recently I began entering other contests, like online sweepstakes. I also repeatedly fill out supermarket surveys for a chance to win a $100 gift card. And if I read about a contest on the Daily Candy, I'll take a shot at that too.
I figure if I don't enter, I can't win, right?
How about you? Do you enter contests? If so, what type?
P.S. - Good luck to Ara!
3 years ago