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Thread: The Writers' Workshop of Asheville

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    The Writers' Workshop of Asheville

    Does anyone else have a bad feeling about this group? I sent them $18 last October to enter a fiction contest, and included a SASE for a critique of my piece. I thought if I didn't win, at least I'd get a review.

    No such luck. Despite e-mails and letters sent to them --asking for at least a list of winners--I've received no reply.

    I'll not get sucked into that group again, believe me!

    eloisemay

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    writers workshop

    I thought I posted this, but can't find. Has anyone out there had any dealings with this group? They purport to run contests, one of which I entered last fall. I was supposed to get a critique of my story (with enclosed SASE), but haven't heard anything, despite e-mails and snail mail to their address. Goodbye $18 !

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    Hi, eloisemay. Your previous thread is still here. If you can't find a thread or a post of yours, you can always check on it by using the "find all posts by" function on your profile page.

    If you posted some identifying information about this group--a website address would do--it would be easier to help you.
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    There are a gazillion writers/writer's/writer's workshops. Which one are you asking about?
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    We need more info for specific comment, but make sure that the contest is actually over; often deadlines are extended, which delays returns.
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    writers workshop

    I didn't know about the others. This particular one is at 387 Beaucatcher Rd, Asheville, NC 28805 No website, but it called for fiction and/or memoirs (they said it was their 16th annual Memoirs competition!).

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    This one? http://www.twwoa.org/

    Did you include a "legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners"? If so, confirm their email address and/or try giving them a call.
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    I know this response is years later - but a note that I'm trying to find out about them also, and found them as "not recommended" on Predators & Editors here: http://pred-ed.com/pubwork.htm.

    But can't find anything else.
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    Huh. I live here in Asheville and I'm on their mailing list, but I've never done anything with them. Interesting that they've run afoul of P&E.

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