This month I'm a co host for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. My fellow co hosts supporting Ninja Captain Alex are E Solar, Heather and Tonja. Do visit their blogs and if you're an insecure writer or someone who'd like to offer words of support, or both, then join us.
I wasn't feeling insecure until I started thinking about what to write in this post. As co host I felt it should be something really good. But then I saw how silly it was to feel insecure about it - that''s the complete opposite of the whole point of IWSG.
So, I'm going to give you links to free to enter writing competitions instead. I know how to do that as I do it all the time. You might find them useful. You might even win one of them and I bet that'd squish flat any insecurities you might have. Please let me know if you have success in any of the competitions I post about as I'd love to share your good news and prove people really do win.
Here's one to win coaching from a literary agent, the author of the winning short story in this short story competition will get a holiday, this novel one offers £1000 and agent representationt, and this one for a first crime novel offers and advance of $10,000.
This is more of a publishing opportunity than a competition but there's cash on offer for flash fiction or poetry, if flash is your thing then you might also like this one (thanks to Sheila for telling me about it) for stories of 20 - 40 words, or this one with a book as the prize, or this one which offers 25 books. This one's for longer short stories and offers workshops amongst the prizes. Another short story competition has a £50 prize, yet another offers $50 Amazon voucher each month.
I hope there's something to tempt you amongst that lot, but if not maybe there will be in my next post, or the one after ...
Oh and if you haven't already downloaded my short story collection, you might like to know it's free again. US link UK Link