Send $50 as an entry fee and I might choose your post to enhance my own personal site. Then again, I might just read it, reject it, and keep the money.

Yes, I’m kidding. I’m feeling a bit irritated at how many submissions want an entry fee. I get it. They have to read the manuscript, short story, poem and let’s face it – sometimes all that IS is work. But one short story contest I came upon offers a $50 prize to the winner. So, if I win, I get my fee back? How SWEET?!!

I’m working on a short story and it kinda feels like they are saying it isn’t worth anything before they see it. Maybe not even – $50. Does anyone out there get this concept?