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Award-winning novelist & short story writer. Host of @rejectedcentral podcast. Misuser of who/whom & lay/lie/lain. Husband. Dad. Son. Human. Forge FC supporter.
May 15, 2018 12 tweets 6 min read
Here's a guaranteed way for #Writing Contest Jurors to ruin an #emergingwriter's day: tweet to your followers (some of whom have to be thinking of entering the contest you're judging) that you're not a fan of certain kinds of stories, so maybe it's best if they "skip this one..." ...bc being an #emergingwriter isn't hard enough. It isn't hard enough that there already is a magical/frustrating subjectiveness and unpredictability to contests, and that entering one is an act of #faith, yet maybe your surprising story will be the one to enchant the jurors...