Article Archive: Special Section

Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.

The Economics of Competition: A Look at Contest Budgets


Organizers of writing contests are, perhaps not suprisingly, wary of publicizing details of their budgets, but the organizers of three contest programs offered to share the numbers behind their 2011 contests as part of contributing editor Michael Bourne's “The Economics of Competition,” which serves as the centerpiece of the current issue’s special section on the risks and rewards of writing contests.