Novel Writing Competitions 2014

Worth keeping, but take note: several competitions listed are already closed for 2014, so save for next year! Good luck, everyone!

Jessica Davidson

Welcome to my list of competitions for novelists. Entering a writing competition is a great way to get your novel noticed, but not all competitions are worth entering. It pays to spend time searching out the best. The ones I’ve chosen to feature here are a small selection of some of the most prestigious or interesting I’ve come across. I haven’t entered them all so I can’t vouch for them personally, but if you have experience of any of these comps I’d love to hear from you.

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Branding Oneself, by Angelia Vernon Menchan

What do you think, authors and bloggers How do you brand yourself?

Nicholas C. Rossis

Angelia Vernon Menchan I met Author Angelia Vernon Menchan through the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB , and she has kindly offered to share a guest post here, regarding the all-important brand concept.  So, here it is:

“I created a brand once I became an author quite by chance. I was encouraged to start a blog and within a very short period of time I became known as a positive speaker and motivator.

How did that brand tie in to my work?

I always have a theme of overcoming or using mentors in anything I write. I write fiction, non-fiction, women’s fiction and YA fiction, as such it was easy to promote my books with who I had become known as.

Making sure your brand isn’t tarnished.

This is tricky because we all have a tendency to vent, particularly via social media.  Be very careful about that because if you are writing books about faith…

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