Entering competitions and submitting your work to magazines is a great way to raise your profile – if you’re successful! Otherwise it might sap your confidence and creative strength. But pick your targets carefully, and you have much to gain. Last year, for example, it got a real life when two of my flash fiction pieces were chosen for anthologies. Young author and poet Amanya Maloba shares her experience of choosing the perfect match for her submission: Vine Leaves Literary Journal, who named her Grand Finalist of their 2014 Vignette competition, for which she won a publishing contract for her debut collection, Harvest. I’ve been chatting to Amanya about her experience and about her future plans.
View original post 1,605 more words