Writing awards can be daunting, particularly for those new to the craft. To help you navigate the process, we asked three industry professionals: 'what do you look for in a writing awards application?' These firsthand insights will equip you with the knowledge that you need to take the plunge, and submit to that opportunity you've been mulling over!
Many creatives shy away from self-promotion fearing they’ll be branded arrogant, but their fear is misplaced. If you don’t tell people about what you do – and why you do it – how will they know? If you want to create a sustainable business then you’re going to need customers, supporters and champions. Self-promotion will get you there.
Zealous Stories Illustration winner, Jie Gao, is a London based visual artist and graphic designer. Her winning series, Oasis, uses digital art techniques to express deep-seated loneliness, as the main character gradually looses herself, paralysed by the modern world.