I have had requests about when I am going to host the Circle C Annual Writing Contest again. Well, since I’ve been putting on 4 seasonal contests a year, there is no way I can also put on the big ANNUAL contest. However, I’ve had a nice, long break and I’m willing to switch back and give it another go for 2023 if you like. This would mean no more seasonal (spring, summer, fall, winter) mini-writing contests but the big one that launches every September 1, and has a January 15, 2023 deadline for stories. Here is your chance to vote and let me know what you would like best. Read the advantages and disadvantages and let me know your thoughts by casting your vote. Voting runs 12 days: August 8-19. I’ll let you know the results on August 20.
ANNUAL CONTEST: winning stories are published and put up for sale on Amazon in a real book; top prizes are more valuable and include first, second, third, and honorable mention; three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17).
SEASONAL CONTESTS: more chances to enter and win (4 times a year); more casual and easygoing; not as strict. Prizes not as valuable but offered more often.
By the way . . . there are only 10 days left for the summer writing contest. While I have a fair number of entries for the older group (13-17), I have no (zero) entries for ages 9-12. So, if you are thinking of entering, better get cracking on those stories!