I just received an email from the Chattahoochee Valley Writer’s Contest. In part, it reads:
…Thank you for entering our contest this year. You can enter the 2012 contest starting now through September 1, 2012. Contest results will be announced at the beginning of the CVWC Conference on Saturday, September 29, 2012….
with a $15 fee, of course.
The only trouble with this is that I DID NOT enter this year or last year, but 3 years ago. Whahah!
Do I need any more proof that my name and any story that I may or may not enter will be shuffled off to the LOSERS LIST—probably, unread????
Why don’t they just say: Sorry Sucker, but send more money. We like money. We don’t like you.
Ah, reality is a bummer, ain’t it????
I know that many of you are eager to be published, but watch out. MOO: Don’t enter any writing contests unless you know somebody who knows somebody. The literary world works the same way the rest of the world works. Not what you know, but who you know.