Monday, July 14, 2008

Two Sawbucks for Submission


From today's mailblog:

W,R:

Thought you might be interested in this item from the
Writers' Workshop of Asheville: They're having a "Hard Times" writing contest. With a reading fee. Of $20. (Scroll down a bit to see the call for entries.)

Ummm...

I thought it was going to be "hard times" for the organization, not a contest about difficult matters.  Anyway, what do you guys think about the entry fee? Kosher or not?

1 comment:

John said...

Contests typically have entry fees. I think the various web sites that talk about literary scams say it's up to the individual to decide whether the fee is worth it -- that is, whether it's low enough to make the overall bet that you might win one contest worthwhile -- and more importantly, whether the contest has integrity. There have certainly been accounts of contests where certain writers were encouraged to enter on the assurance that they would win a prize, which of course suggests that everyone else's entry fee was wasted.

Me, as a matter of long-standing policy, I don't pay reading fees, entry fees, whatever, period.