Anyone know anything about this group? I was asked to help judge a short story contest by them, ( they pay!) They seem legit but I've never heard of them. Anyone know them? Not sure how they got my name.
I've been getting their newsletter for a while, because they used to have a micro-fiction story competition that was free (not sure if they still have it... I entered in 2011) but I can't afford the short story comp at the moment. I can't remember much about the micro-fic process, but I don't recall any red flags at least.
I think it's that expensive because you aren't just entering one story, it's more like a short story idol competition where you write to a prompt several times (depending on how far you get in the competition). And they supposedly offer feedback on every story entered.
I haven't entered, so I can't say anything more, but as far as I know it's legit. I probably would give it a go, because it seems like fun, if I had $40 to spare right now
I have a friend that was pressuring me to join this year (and yes this yer is closed already it started at Midnight the 22/23) but I declined. It costs the same as some of my other memberships that are due right around the same time. I seriously considered it though.
She seemed to like it and last year advanced to the second round. I've just been hesitant because it is a lot of money, to me, with no guarantee of participating all 3 rounds.
I am a little surprised they are looking for judges after they started. According to my friend, the judges were listed on the website along with their credentials
Yeah I just got the email yesterday, I'm surprised they looking after the contest has closed as well. They seem like a very legit group but i think I might pass on the opportunity. I don't have a huge surplus of time right now and while I'm flattered they think I would be a good judge, I don't think I would be. Thanks all for the replies. It is very much appreciated.