This is my first competition, so I had no idea what to expect. The experience was a most pleasant surprise. The overall professionalism of Paula and her team is impressive. Paula's prompt and friendly replies were most encouraging too. I would recommend any aspiring writer to enter because there is not only the chance of winning - I mean someone has to don't they?- there is also the opportunity of becoming part of a positive and encouraging writing community and the opportunity to greatly improve your writing skills with the feedback, extra editorial services and workshops. The feedback I received was both constructive and enlightening, and I am certain will prove invaluable to the development of my writing skills in the future.