Submission season is almost upon us...the journals open their doors, begging us to send in our work. As I started thinking ahead to where I might send out some of my new work, I also started wondering about contests. How much money do I spend on all those fees? How much is too much? Should I enter more contests? What about reading fees? And--I guess what I really want to know--how much do other writers spend?
Here's a four-question survey, just for fun since I totally avoided taking any classes remotely related to statistics. But I think it will give us an idea of how much money swirls down the drain (I mean, how much we invest in our art). Please take a minute to answer. I'll report on the results later, as well as offer some semi-coherent thoughts about the whole contest scene.
Oh, and please feel free to pass along this survey to other writers.