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Two competition judges discuss everything they know about entering, judging and (most importantly) winning short story competitions, in an easy-to-follow question and answer format.
You will learn exactly what competition judges are looking for, how scoring systems work, how to score highly in every category, what impresses judges the most and what turns them off, how to write an exceptional short story, which types of competition give you the best chance of winning, how to avoid being disqualified, and much more.
Dave Haslett is the founder of ideas4writers, the ideas and inspiration website, and has judged two ideas4writers short story competitions that each attracted hundreds of entries.
Geoff Nelder is an award-winning short story writer and novelist, and the fiction judge for the Whittaker Prize in 2009 and 2012.
Author and Co-Author Geoff Nelder’s Published Books
ARIA: Left Luggage (ARIA Trilogy Book 1)
ARIA: Returning Left Luggage (ARIA Trilogy Book 2)
ARIA: Abandoned Luggage (ARIA Trilogy Book 3)
Extreme Planets: A Science Fiction Anthology Of Alien Worlds (Chaosium Fiction)
Exit, Pursued By A Bee
How To Win Short Story Competitions