I have changed my mind since I posted the post.
After my failure at the Merril contest in February, the last thing I need is another failure.
I may have done well, but I don't feel up to taking a chance.
The title is a give away, as I won't be entering any contests. I am tired of entering against people with degrees, sales figures and books for sale. I can't compete against that type of power and money.
Another trait is 'in-house favourites' this system is when an editor likes your work, he/she will look for your name in a contest.
At the last contest I entered, one lady won a prize in each of the two previous events. Yet another way of blocking writers.