Field Report is a free site that holds cash-prize contests for good writing. The sort of writing they’re interested in is first person nonfiction. You don’t have to be a professional writer to win cash prizes…and the site provides a video of one lucky winner who was a postal worker.
There are basically two aspects to the site – reviewing other people’s submitted work, and submitting work yourself.
I read through the submission agreement carefully, and am a little wary of it. The agreement requires writers to grant certain rights to the site which may impact the writer’s ability to publish their work later; or if it is published later, Field Report may be entitled to certain commissions. But even if you decide not to enter your writing on the site (and become eligible for prizes), you can still enjoy reading and reviewing submitted materials.
I joined the site and played on it for about 45 minutes. I read five submitted pieces and found a couple that were pretty well written and interesting.
Why not check it out? It’s free and fun – and a great way to kill an hour on line! To get started, visit this page to learn more.