People like to share their opinions, they like to get free stuff, and they like to have a chance to win something. Capitalize on those desires by conducting an essay contest designed to benefit both your readers and your publication.
Solicit essays from readers, asking them to share the reasons your publication is important to them and how it helps them. Publicize the reader essay contest in both your print and digital magazines, on your website, in your blog, on social media, and via email lists. Ask that the essays be at least a certain length – perhaps a 50-word minimum – in order to receive valuable audience feedback from each entry. Readers should agree to allow you to publish their entries in both print and online magazines.Read More >