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Romance Contest, Conferences, Conventions & Workshops 2016

Darla G. Denton

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As an unpublished writer one of the best things you could ever do for your manuscript is to run it through a few contests before pitching it to literary agents and publisher.

Why?

Because, depending on how far your MS goes it will have been seen by a professional’s eyes and hopefully given feedback if it wasn’t good enough.

It is better to know now, if that novel isn’t quite ready before you send it to your dream agent or publisher.

If by chance you win, well that’s even better!

Some contests have publication as part of the prize but even if it doesn’t your novel will be seen by someone who is looking for that exact story.

Some other pluses for doing writing contests are:

  • Getting over that hurdle of letting other people read your work
  • Practicing following guidelines and submitting
  • Prizes!
  • Your book reaching readers you might not…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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