The Golden Heart Part 2: Entering the Contest

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Is being a winner or finalist a Golden Ticket to a publishing contract? It’s not a guarantee, but it attracts the attention of agents and editors. Since the contest opens to entries today, make sure your expectations are realistic and your entry is ready. Check out the links below.
Good luck! ~ Jillian

LINKS

Golden Heart Guidelines: http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=536

Contests and Careers Series by Darynda Jones
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/category/blog/

Reasons for Entering by Jennie Lin, 2009 Golden Heart Winner:
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/the-golden-heart-then-now/

Tips for Entering the Golden Heart:

From 2011 finalist, Clarissa Southwick
http://seekerville.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-win-writing-contests-with-guest.html

From 2011 finalist, Erin Knightley
http://ladyscribes.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-that-time-of-year-again-my-friends.html

Checklist from the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/a-golden-heart-checklist/

Related Posts:

The Golden Heart Part 1: Judging Contests

What Are Your Experiences with Contests?
https://jillianlark.com/2012/10/06/what-are-your-experiences-with-contests/

Future Posts in The Golden Heart Series:  

Dec. 2013 – Mar. 2014  Click here to follow my blog.

Have you entered writing contests? If so, what advice do you have?

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