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sheadakota

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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.
 

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That would be them. They seem legit to me, but I wanted to be sure before I agreed to do this.
 

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Judging by what I read on their website, it seems registration might be closed.

Entry fees (depending on how soon you enter) are $39 to $49, which is a bit steep in my opinion, but I'm no expert.
 

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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 :)

ETA congratz on being asked to judge btw!
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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