Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Contest fraud

A lot of writers read this blog, so I definitely want to pass the word. There is a fraudulent contest invitation out there, alleging SFWA is paying cash prizes for short fiction by new authors. See here for the gory details.

Remember, folks, if it’s too good to be true, it probably ain’t. Also, SFWA doesn’t sponsor contests for new authors. More to the point, if they somehow did, it would be headlined on their site.

Meanwhile let’s hope SFWA can trace the scamsters through the “submission” address and give a kick in the nadgers.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: publishing, writing

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