I had never thought about writing competitions as a way to publication until I read Meredith Duran’s Duke of Shadows, her first published novel and winner of Gather.com’s First Chapters Writing Competition.
The competition seems to be defunct, as do most of the others I’ve seen people write blog posts about in the past.
I’ve done a bit of digging to find out more about romance novel contests.
Tami Cowden has an article with tips on selling manuscripts, and she talks about knowing your goals before you enter a competition, as they can be expensive.
Charlotte Dillon has a page with loads of links you can trawl through with information about entering, and surviving, competitions.
Book Crossroads has a really helpful post with Ten Warning Signs that a Writing Content is a Loser.
Anyone know of specific writing competitions coming up that are suitable for unpublished romance novelists? Post ’em here!