We did it again—best contests of 2022!

Amazing! This is the fourth time Reedsy has featured one of our contests and our second a year in a row to make their best-of list. 

Thanks so much to everyone who has participated along the way. We couldn't have done it without your support.

Clash of the Query Letters has closed, but the Synopsis Skirmish is now open!

Best writing contests of 2022—Darling Axe Editing—Clash of the Query Letters, the Synopsis Skirmish, and the First Page Challenge!

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