Can you believe the nerve of some people?
As most writers in the spec field know, SFWA stands for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In addition to being a membership-type organization (where you can get some gigs that are only available to members, among other things), they also have some very useful articles on writing; those articles are free.
Here is the SFWA site.
Fake Contest - and Some Chutzpah
Jeez. Did they really think they could get away with it? (Apparently so.) The writers community on the Net is quite strong, so it's only going to take a little time to send this around the globe.
I found out about this on the Absolute Write Water Cooler, which lead me to the Writer Beware! blog, where you can find more information.
If you've entered the "contest" (which was put out on Craiglist - sheesh), contact Writer Beware at beware [at] sfwa [dot] org, substituting @ for [at] and . for [dot].
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