Sunday, February 27, 2005
Foetry: Poetry Watchdog
Foetry.com is run by "anonymous," and he/she is working to keep poetry and fiction contests fair. The site includes a list of contests, editors, and writers who have conflicts of interest in their award granting. Allegedly, one writer gave an award to her husband. This is relevant to a lot of writers who work hard, send their work off, but who don't stand much of a chance because they don't know the right people. This is a good site. Very controversial. Some claim that the site is not always accurate in its accusations. Check it out and judge for yourself. At the very least, it's making publishers think twice about their guidelines and standards. An interview with Anonymous is on Mobylives.com.
posted by The Daily Pick at 8:13 AM