Last month I entered two contests to win some free book worth over £200 for each contest.
One is in Premier Christianity magazine, and the other is for books from the Warhammer selection.
To enter the PC contest, I needed to subscribe to the magazine for this year, that was no problem as I was seeking a religious magazine as I needed to find some peace in my life this year with all the difficulties that continue to mount.
To enter the Warhammer contest, I needed to buy a book; this was no problem as I often buy books from the Black Library pages. When I started to write it was one of my goals to have a book in their collection, I did try three times but got nowhere.
My best-selling science fiction series (Forgestriker) started with the intention of being sold on the site.
Years ago, I used to enter so many writing contests that I lost track of where I had sent stories. I soon learned that most of those contests are rigged.