View Full Version : Mentioning contest

08-15-2012, 10:27 PM
Hi all,

I've heard that you should mention contest wins in query letters. Would you mention a contest finalist selection or placing second or third in a contest? Does it depend on the prestige of the contest?

Thank you all in advance.

ETA: I should add that in my case I'm specifically wondering about a contest for a mid-sized conference, but it would be nice to know if there are any rules in general, too.

08-15-2012, 11:32 PM
If it's not a win and it's not a recognized contest, it doesn't count. I once placed first in a writing contest and was thrilled. Until I found out I was the only entry in my category. :(