Taking this kickstart to my career very seriously.
I just thought that maybe entering one of my short stories into a free entry writing competition might give me some sort of indication as to how close I am to living my dream.
I’m afraid of entering and getting absolute zero response from the judging panel. I wonder how the stories are judged and whether there are any copyright issues if the story turns out to be better than I could ever hope for.
Research is a big part of helping me along my path to success. I guess I need to start off easy and aim for a small competition with a piece I am less upset to be judged on.
Any suggestions as to which competitions are better known, or smallest entry numbers, or even ones that guarantee feedback? Any information would be very much appreciated.