Thursday, August 9, 2007

Not You, Not You & Not You (3)





Perhaps I am the biggest sucker of all for entering so many fiction and creative nonfiction contests, where they send back an announcement of the winners (never you) in your own self-addressed stamped envelope. However, let it be known that I do write off the expense on my taxes every year, to the tune of all those $20 contests fees, doubling as payment for a subscription. I write them off against all the money I've earned from my creative writing in a given year, which usually adds up to about a buck three-eighty, except for years when I win grants or awards (upwards of $25K once).

I don't know; sometimes I find these little contests quaint and comforting. They remind me that I'm still alive as a writer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's something to be said about perser...no wait, perserveer....no...

My comment will be rejected due to spelling, I just know it. See, if I would have mailed it to you, I could have written it off...

BTW, I'm new to your blog. Where can I read some of your writings that were, ehh hemmm, rejected?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... So what comes of winning a contest? What's the value in entering all these contests? These are sincere questions, by the way.