Since I have no previous publishing credit, I've been told I should write a few shorts, enter into competitions, and try to get work published in whatever way I think possible. This might make me more appealing to agents and publishers. At the very least, it gives me something to put in my Bio.
With all that in mind, an online friend sent me this link
Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition
I've never subbed to a competition before and I am wary of just sending my work out. I'm sure you all know how that is. I've got a short 2k word memoir that I could submit to this but that little voice in the back of my head (paranoia maybe) keeps telling me to hold off.
So I guess I want to know how legit this is.
It appears to be hosted by Outskirts Press , which as I understand it, is a Vanity Publisher.
Anybody out there in the internet void ever submitted to this competition? Is this legit? Should I bother?
I sound like such a newbie don't I?