Have you ever wondered if you should enter writing contests?
I won my literary agent through a contest.
I entered a writing contest at the Blueridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.
This piqued the interest of the brand-new website, AlmostAnAuthor.com.
Their founder, Cyle Young, contacted me and offered me a monthly column.
Shortly after, I entered another writing contest sponsored by AlmostAnAuthor.com.
Cyle Young now knew I could at least write well enough to win two contests.
When Hartline Literary Agency offered Cyle a job as an agent, guess who he contacted about representation?
So, yes, I won my agent through a writing contest. (Or actually two.)
If I hadn’t entered Blueridge’s contest, I wouldn’t have caught Cyle’s eye as fast.
I’m thankful I took the risk and entered. All I risked was a little money and my ego if I didn’t win, and it changed my life.
I’ve entered contests I didn’t win, too. And I haven’t won a book contract yet, but that’s coming.
I don’t enter to wallpaper my office with critical acclaim or shout to the world that I’m a great writer.
I enter because God often uses them to open doors.
Try it yourself. See what doors God may open for you.
[Note: Yes, there was a Writing Contest that had a May 1st Deadline, but that’s long over. But you can find other contests. Seek and you will find. Enter and you may win.]