Last year I entered a photography contest sponsored by Carpe Articulum (http://www.carpearticulum.com/). I'm posting this warning here because their major focus is on fiction contests so my experience is of relevance to writers as well as photographers.
The deadline for the contest was August 30, 2010. When I didn't hear anything or see winners for photography posted on the Website by January of 2011 but did…Continue
Publishing news on the Web is mainly a copycat, me-too proposition, fertilized with very little original news-gathering. Thus, though newsletters and websites about publishing and the ebook phenomenon abound, the stories tend to merely repeat what another site or newsletter has already said (change a few words and publish it as your own story). That's why the names of self-published novelists Amanda Hocking and JA Konrath are currently popping up all over the Web as examples of…Continue
Black History Month is a time to remind ourselves that despite the end of legal segregation in the 1950s and existing anti-discrimination laws, racism still pervades our culture. It has simply gone underground. This fact is nowhere more blatant than in prison populations. According to a press release from the Bureau of Justice dated Jun 30 2010, "Black males ... were incarcerated at a rate more than six times higher than white males..." Some small part of this difference may be accounted for…Continue