A Rip-Off, I Mean, Contest

I was going to post the information about the 19th Annual Writer's Digest International Self-Published Book Awards, co-sponsored by Book Marketing Works, LLC.

I thought with the more than $17,000 in prizes, and a $3,000.00 Grand Prize, this contest might be worth promoting. Then I read how much they were charging as an Entry fee: First entry, $100 and each additional entry, $75 each.

You've Got To Be Kidding!

A hundred bucks to enter? Sheesh! I've always supported Writers Digest Books and recommended their how-to books countless times, and I've always posted about their contests. However, this is one contest that I can't endorse, so I'm removing the hot link I'd embedded.

They're not being dishonest, but this sure sticks in my craw because I just know some poor misguided writers will plunk down big bucks to enter in hopes that a miracle will happen, and they'll win.

Takeaway Truth

I can't see how any contest can justify a $100.00 entry fee.