Wednesday links: Contests and legal myths

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

  1. Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time (Winter 2017 Edition), from Writer Unboxed: Ready to submit a piece of writing to a contest? Check out this list of opportunities. Excerpt: “This submissions season is stacked with late December and early January deadlines. Here’s a chance to get started on your New Year’s Resolutions early.”
  2. 4 Legal Myths for Authors, Debunked, from Write to Done: There are a lot of misconceptions–or outright myths–floating around when it comes to copyright. Here, Write to Done sets the record straight on a few of them. Excerpt: “As authors, we care about our ideas and characters — and we want to protect them outside of our pages. That’s when copyright laws step in.Here are four questions about copyright to which you want to know the answers right now, so that they don’t trip you up, even after you’ve written “The End.””
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