Robin posts about this contest today: it’s called “Write Here, Write Now”.
I’ve already had one email this morning asking me why I would “lend my (blog’s) name” to such a contest that costs EIGHTY QUID to enter, plus postage of no less than THREE hard copies to the judges.
The short answer: I wouldn’t.
Maybe it’s good, maybe it’s not – but it’s nothing to do with me. For another thing, the contest is for IRISH writers and I’ve never even been to Ireland, let alone been born or raised there.
Does raise some interesting questions though:
If there was a Bang2write script contest for features, would you enter?
What would make you want to enter? (ie. prizes, reads from specific people, specific companies/people as affiliates, etc)
Would you pay to enter? If so, what is a “reasonable” fee?
Would you want feedback, regardless of placing?
Over to you.