I recently attended a virtual meeting of one of the professional organizations I belong to, PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Association). The discussion revolved around the submission guidelines and rules for their 2021 literary contest.
One point that was brought up and underscored was the importance of following the submission requirements strictly, with no deviations.
A manuscript has the potential of getting 100 points – and I have seen several stellar submissions that did just that.
Be warned, an association like PNWA will take ten points off your submission for each deviation from these requirements, but not more than twenty. If you are starting at 80 points instead of 100, you have already blown your chance.
You might think this is harsh and wonder why they would assess such a penalty.
These are professional…
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