Another Author Leverages Writing Contest Win to Get Publishing Deal
I believe being able to cite my success with the Writers-Editors Network contests was a great help with queries, and helped lead to both the publisher and the agent placements. -- Patricia Cox
For the second straight year, Writers-Editors Network has received wonderful news from one of its annual writing competition entrants.
Patricia Cox’s novel “Chasm Creek” has been published by High Hill Press, http://amzn.to/1Bn2A80. Its first chapter won First Place in the 2011 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition, and another chapter won First Honorable Mention. Then in 2013, Cox submitted a short story compiled of dramatic elements from various chapters and featuring one of the main characters. These sections were revised and edited into a short story that won Second Place in the Short Story category. It was the summer of 2013 when Patricia Cox was offered a contract with High Hill Press.
“I do credit this contest with encouraging me to continue with my writing,” Cox said. “My second novel, which also won two Third Place honors for Fiction, in 2011 and 2013, has been placed with an excellent literary agency and I have high hopes of its publication.”
Of particular significance and inspiration to other hopeful authors, was Patricia Cox’s take-away from her contest experience: “I believe being able to cite my success with the Writers-Editors Network contests was a great help with queries, and helped lead to both the publisher and the agent placements.” More info on “Chasm Creek” is on her website.
Last year, Carol J. Perry announced that her First Place winning entry, Novel Chapter category, in the 2013 Writers-Editors Network Writing Competition had led to a multi-book contract with Kensington Publishing, also a traditional publishing house. An interview with Carol Perry is posted at http://goo.gl/bTCPtZ and her first two books are: “Caught Dead Handed”, http://amzn.to/Z4Ukc1 and “Tails, You Lose”, http://amzn.to/1CJRntz Carol also has a website.
The Writers-Editors Network annual literary competition is in its 32nd year and currently has six categories: Nonfiction Previously Published, Nonfiction Unpublished, Fiction, Short Story, Fiction Novel Chapter, Children’s Literature, and Poetry. Entries are judged blind (judges have no idea who the writers are or where they are located). Deadline for entries to be postmarked is March 15, 2015 (online entries also allowed). Guidelines and entry form are posted at Writers-Editors.com . Winners are posted by May 31st.
Writers-Editors Network also regularly posts contests from around the world.
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