Monday, August 25, 2008

Caution!

As we head into the fall submission period, you may want to keep in mind Stacey Lynn Brown's comments at "Ten Fingers Typing."

3 Comments:

Blogger Collin said...

That's truly a contest story from hell.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Bill Knott said...

. . . most of the comments responding to Brown on her site are commiserating with her, and saluting her bravery in exposing this nonsense——

but none are slamming his honor the Hoagland who bops in to these contests and does his ten minute stint as “judge” and then scoots off with another tick on his resume, another notch on his reputation, who doesn’t give a damn if it’s a scam, he doesn’t care if the process is fair and the press treats its poets properly, all he cares about is cashing that fee and that boost to his ego . . .
Hoagland is a Po-Biz whore who will obviously sell his ass out as a “judge” at every opportunity legitimate or ill- . . .

if you’re going to condemn the presses, you must also censure the “judges” of these contests: they’re part of the scam . . . they don’t give a damn about what happens after they take their money and run . . . Hoagland is as much to blame here as Cider is.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Brian Campbell said...

Thanks, Greg, for the heads up on this horror story -- I've posted about it on my blog. With freezes and cuts in government arts funding, such contests are also becoming more common in Canada. The same caveat, of course, applies.

12:00 PM  

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