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Old 02-07-2015, 02:51 AM
Agatha Christie (Offline)
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The thing is, why aren't people entering? I can hardly believe it is because the word count is too low. Do you have any historical data that says more people enter when the word count goes up?

Competitions are there for those who want them. If only a handful of members wish to take advantage of such an opportunity, then the votes have go to those who enter. Surely it's those who take the trouble to enter who should be studied, not those who don't.

Maybe the rewards of winning should be greater, perhaps more exposure on the site: highlighted in the fiction section; kept at the top of the list for a period in bright red letters. Perhaps when members see there is a chance of more reads/comments/recognition, they will take the trouble to produce something, regardless of the word count.

Just a thought.
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