• Contest

    25 Point Checklist for Contests

      We hope this TARA checklist helps create a winning manuscript!   Have you entered the right category? Some categories can overlap, but think about which category your book is likely to score the best in. Follow all contest rules to the letter. If you have questions, email them to the contest committee or chair. If you rush to get an entry together, you’re more likely to make mistakes, but don’t miss the deadline. Get someone with a strong grasp of English grammar and usage to proofread your work. Do not write too much backstory. Ask—does all this information need to be in the first chapter, or can I sprinkle…