practical experience, FTW
- Jul 16, 2006
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I don't care if they're qualified or not, it's a joke. You can pay all the money in the world to get a critique and it still won't quarantee placement to a publisher. You're better off finding a beta or friend, free crit forums etc than to pay your hard earned money to someone for what? A better ms. that might not sell? Nope...I'll pass.
Short poem critique
For poems five lines and under.
When I was an absolute beginner I would have welcomed a service like this. Most editing/critiquing services cost the earth. And why pay for a web domain when there is plenty of free space out there? An expensive website does not a professional make!
No, but a domain that someone has paid $10 for and a real website hosted with a service that costs a few bucks a month as opposed to one on a free service, typically means that someone is less likely to disappear with your money. It's a little added assurance, that's all, since they have put a dab of their own money on the line, and not just started a free website under any name. It's just one more way to look a little more legitimate. Not necessary, but preferable. I wouldn't try to run a business website on a free host for those reasons. It just looks off.
they keep referring to singular "writer" with "their" as a pronoun. That's incorrect.
English has been using "their" as a gender-neutral singular pronoun for centuries.
Are you trying to apply strict logic to English grammar and usage? Whatever for?
It's remarkable how many university-level creative writing programs have their own graduates on their staff, and how frequently those matriculated staffers have minimal writing credentials outside the university.From what I can tell, they're both graduates of the University of Glamorgan creative writing programme, and one (possibly both) are now teaching in that programme.
Wonderful! They've finally come up with a way for university writing program graduates to make money from a writing-related activity that isn't teaching!What boggles me is that they've set up a private enterprise and one of them, at least, is trading on her University teaching position for her credentials.