There are a lot of writing contests, but PPWC is great because it offers feedback as well as the potential to win. Just entering a contest can teach you a lot because it makes you do two important things: you have to be sure your audience is hooked in the beginning (in this case, the first 4,000 words), and you have to write a very succinct synopsis (1,250 words).
And, if you make it to the finals, your entry will be read by an editor or agent. PPWC is flexible in that it offers lots of genres. Novels must be entered in one of the following categories:
• Children’s (for ages 8-12)
• Historical Fiction
• Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
• Young Adult (for ages 12-18
Short stories can be any genre. The contest closes November 15, so get cracking!