So is it worth entering them? Is it worth the nail-biting twitter feed stalking that I promise I won’t do, but manage to nonetheless?
The answer is YES.
I’ve entered a couple in the past few months, and have had mixed success. #MSWL resulted in a request for the first 50 from a respected agent, and although ultimately it was a ‘no’, I did get some personal feedback (otherwise known as ‘star dust’ as it’s so rare).
I’m awaiting the results of #PitchSlam at the moment – this comp was super useful (as well as lots of fun!) as feedback was given on the 35 word pitch plus first 250, and competitors got the chance to re-submit after revisions. What a stellar idea!