A Few Items of Interest
There’s a writing contest with a $149 fee, no guarantee of publication, and whose administrators claim all rights to your writing if you enter the contest. That sounds pretty fantastic. John Scalzi breaks down all the ways in which this contest is vile.
Anis Shivani has come up with some new rules for writers and continues to show his contempt for the academy and other things. I definitely understand the position Shivani is advocating but what he’s saying is not really new. I am a bit old school in this thinking, perhaps, but rather than worrying about rules as a writer, I largely prefer writing. Shivani baffles me.
Andrew Shaffer has a response for Shivani’s “rules.” I love what he has to say.
The Collagist is having a chapbook contest with the winner to be published this fall by Dzanc.
Rose Metal Press has announced the winner (Tiff Holland’s Betty Superman) of their annual chapbook contest. The book will be released in July 2011.
Bullett Magazine seems pretty sexy.
Laura Ellen Scott’s Curio is being published one story at a time over at Uncanny Valley. It’s worth a look.