I’ve noticed many authors are ambivalent about entering writing contests, but I’m not sure that’s always a good idea. Yes, they do cost you an entry fee, but getting your writing into agent and editor hands for less than $100 is much cheaper than pitching at a conference. Just do your homework and choose the contests with care. Here’s one contest that recently rolled across our radar.
The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is seeking playwrights and authors with stellar material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have the unique opportunity of developing their work with industry executives and representatives.
Acceptable entries include:
Novels and short stories
Final deadline is September 30th. You can get more details and submit your work at http://www.bookpipeline.com/
Good luck if you decide to enter your work!