Don't enter it-
ONE BOOK. I entered one book- With not even 10 chapters in it. But it takes my judge more than a month to read it. And every time I asked, I had to wait more than a day for a reply, even by email. My deadline for my review got pushed back to April 4th. April 4th. 15 freaking days ago. After the competition was already over. Like what the hell? I had to post on multiple people’s walls to get my information. And I didn’t even get a reply for one of them. It was deleted off their wall.
Read the story now
The judges don’t even know half of what’s going on. I had to wait more than a month for my review, I didn’t even get a score, and I didn’t even get notified that I hadn’t made it to round 2. Like what even? And my judge was just posting about how many followers she has and a bunch of spam posts that was useless to me. Just a complete waste of time.
When I got my review, it seemed forced and didn’t have anything I could do better. Just said, “Nice job. Plot is a bit of drag.” I paraphrased that but like- that’s how easy it was to paraphrase my review.
On top of that, I was misgendered when my pronouns were clearly in my bio.
Terrible way to start out my first writing competition. Won’t be entering in the future.