I have not really participated in competitions. There are fees involved and unless it is a very well known competition, there isn't that much exposure.
I haven't in a very long time. I have no awards.
I have participated in competitions and I have won awards.
I have not become involved in any competitions nor have I received any awards for my writing yet. I find that attempting to engage in those types of activities takes the fun out of writing for me, and the result is something that I didn't enjoy writing, which will likely be something others won't enjoy reading.
No, none so far.
Haven't participated in any competitions, but my first book was selected out of 200 + entries nation-wide for a publishing grant.
I have not as yet.
I don't wish to take the time to enter competitions.
In poetry, almost all publication is through competitions. Since most of the competitions require an entry fee, and I'm on a tight budget, I'm very selective about where I submit. I received a Post-Corbett award in 1983 for my first book, Glass Hat, but that was because someone else nominated me. I generally don't seek grants or prizes.
I am not competitive about my writing.
Nope, only because I always want to enjoy what I do. Sometime placing competition in what you love makes you begin to rate yourself then it becomes work.
Back in school, I used to compete in any writing competition I got wind of. My work was often printed in school periodicals, but it never really gave me a sense of accomplishment. Knowing now that my work is availble pretty much world-wide and readers are giving me a chance to entertain them is the real treat. If I had a chance to compete in a fiction contest or talk with readers, I'd rather spend time talking with readers.
Other than school related awards (which I don't even count) I haven't won any awards just yet. Considering that my first widely available novel has been in print less than a month as of this interview, it's a bit early to have an award shelf. I think it would be interesting to win some professional awards, but as long as I have a fan base that supports what I do, that's pretty much the best award any author can hope to recieve.
Yes, a great many in school. Not much of a competitive person though. I take a more reclusive approach to the written word. It's easy to become polluted by other writers, and for your writing to become polluted.
When I started out as a writer I entered competitions. I won an Honorable Mention in a McDonald's Writing contest years ago. Today I sponsor a writing contest at http://www.chistell.com
No. I think writing is its own reward.
Ok, I was just kidding there. Actually I like getting paid for my work. Publication is the best award.