About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

Writing Competitions

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?