Once in a while I see a book cover that has the author as award-winning author in front of their name.
It gets me thinking waht award hav they won? A RITA, A Noble, A Luareate...I have no clue. It could be a local writer's chapter. The point is they won an award but I never did deepe to findout if they did or didn't. Does it matter?
I see notices for my RWA chap or some other chap holding award contests. I see the fee to submit and scatch my head. It is anywhere form $30 -$100. Umm... Sorry but I'm a starvign artist and to plunk doen bucks for someone to read my work in hopes of getting a prize for an editor to read my full novel just doesn't cut it.
Sure, somwetimes this has resulted in a full contract but I am not sure who has beneifted form this practice. I would like to see some stats or data that shows getting an award gets you a NYC pub house contract.
Maybe it has? Does anyone know of anyone who has been blessed with this experience?
Still it would be nice to put it in front of my name. So I am taking a shot. Vote for my cover, please. That way I can say I got a cover award -- or would that honor go to the cover artuist? (SIGH)
Cover Contest http://bit.ly/p0xPLe
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