Write or Play? That Used to be the Question
Write or Play
Over the past few months, this effort culminated into our Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall competitions, our new quarterly writing contests that incorporate the so-called Prize Pool concept.
In a Prize Pool, the cumulative amount of prize monies is paid by all participants in the competition by way of entry fees. As a result, your chances to win a prize are much higher than in conventional contests.
Having decided to steer clear of conceivably shady practices and factors of influence beyond the perception of participants – like using judges and rating systems unknown to the public – we opted for total transparency: The contestants themselves vote and decide who the winners in the Prize Pool will be!
Skeptics might oppose this concept because of various reasons, arguing this might only be of interest to the younger, inexperienced writer. But we prefer to believe that writers of all demographics and levels of experience stand to benefit from massive exposure and honing their writing skills while earning cash money in the process.
We see this newest addition to Angie’s Diary as another brick in the wall of our online authority, as we continue to create ways and services to make our ever-expanding community of loyal readers, and professional and aspiring writers, the best online alternative.