Category Archives: competitions

  1. Poet or cash cow – why do writing competitions charge fees but not tell entrants the results?


    November 18, 2015 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Writing competitions are a well-established way for struggling journals and publishers to raise money. I expect the profit margins are …
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  2. Mountaineering Council of Scotland 2013 Poetry Prize


    December 3, 2013 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    My week of many events was fantastic – people actually came to the events, which always surprises me even though …
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  3. Limpid brevity

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    September 19, 2010 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    I note that I have used ‘thrilled’ in the last two entries, so I shall eschew its use here. However, …
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  4. I won a poetry prize – no kidding!


    October 8, 2009 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    The poetry competition was sponsored by Gorgie City Farm in Edinburgh, and I won the adult category with a poem …
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  5. Yeovil Prize – highly commended


    September 29, 2009 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    I entered both the novel and poetry categories of the Yeovil Literary Prize, and last month when I was having …
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  6. Rewriting is boring for everyone else

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    May 25, 2009 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    Seriously, there is nothing going on here that I could be dramatic about. I restructured chapter 11! The protagonist gets …
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  7. The long and the short of it

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    March 31, 2009 by Tracey S. Rosenberg

    It’s never a coincidence that I tend to work on very short stories (under 3000 words) and poems when I …
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I live, work, and write in Edinburgh. I travel to other places as much as I can. To contact me, email writingmostly at gmail dot com.


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