Self Defense for Writers — Iffy Writing Contests

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Writing contests can be great opportunities. They can also be, well, bad news. Knowing whether to enter a contest can be a real challenge. Here are some things to consider:

Entry Fees

Entry fees in and of themselves don’t make a contest a scam. Many prestigious contests do charge fees. However, many smaller contests charge fees — as a way of making…