I have written a research monograph.
I think that the work on the first volume is finished except that it is not yet checked for errors. Well, I am not 100% sure that I won't make any changes, however now no changes (except of hunting errors) are planned.
I am going to send the monograph to a competition of such works and have the hope to win the prize. The deadline of the competition is Dec 3 (now it's Aug 8).
My question: Should I wait to Novermber (probably using this time to check for errors) or should I send the book to the competition right now?
Will the editors of book sent to the competition help me to find errors? If yes, will submission earlier make their help me to find errors more effective, as in this case we have more time which can be used to hunt errors?
I realize that this may be considered as an opinion-based question, but I ask for detailed arguments in either direction.