With some trepidation, I recently said yes to judging a writing competition. The Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition for short stories and creative non-fiction. Sian Prior is judging the non-fiction and Mark Brandi and I are judging the fiction.
Yes, there are a lot of entries to read. Yes, the stories vary widely. And of course picking a winner is not an easy task.
So what insights can I give you into the judging process? Read the rest of this entry