CHOOSING A LEVEL


GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING YOUR LEVEL (as from March 13, 2010)

Each person is responsible for selecting the level of entry that best suits their ability, except for the following:

* Access to Level 4 (Masters) is only open to those members who have placed three times in the Editor's Choice awards.

* Members who place 1st in Levels 1 or 2, or place in the Editor's Choice while in Levels 1 or 2, must move up to the next level.

Level 1 - Beginner

This level is for those who are very new to sharing their writing publicly. "Beginners" may have been writing for their own amusement for years, but have never taken it any further. They are just dipping their toe into the world of writing and testing the waters. They are probably very unsure as to their ability.

Level 1 entrants have never placed in the Editor's Choice, and have never placed 1st in the Level 1 Awards.

Please Note: As soon as a Level 1 entrant places 1st in the Level 1 Awards, or places in the Editor's Choice Awards, they must move up to Level 2.

Level 2 - Intermediate

This level is for those who are beyond the "Beginner" stage. They may have had their work published on the Internet, however, have never been published in print.

Level 2 entrants may have placed in the Editor's Choice awards while in Level 1, or placed 1st in the Level 1 Awards.

Please Note: As soon as a Level 2 entrant places 1st in the Level 2 Awards, or places in the Editor's Choice Awards while in Level 2, they must move up to Level 3.

Level 3 - Advanced

This level is for those who have been writing for quite a while and have grown to a point where their work is well honed and needs very little editing. They may have been published in some way (on-line or in print) and may even do editing for others. They may have some form of writing qualification or possibly even write professionally; however, this is not a prerequisite for Level 3.

Level 3 entrants may have placed in the Editor's Choice awards while in Level 1 or 2, or placed 1st in the Level Awards for Levels 1 and 2.

Please Note: Level 3 entrants do not automatically move to Level 4 following a win in the Editor's Choice or Level 3 Awards. The criterion for entrance in the Masters' Level is based completely on the number of times a member has placed in the Editor's Choice, i.e. three Editor's Choice wins. Once that criterion has been met, members must move up.

Level 4 - Masters

This level is for those who have placed three or more times in the Editors' Choice awards (while on Level 1, 2 or 3). Once this criterion has been met, entrants must move to Level 4.
CLOSE WINDOW