I’m surprised there’s no mention of my kidneys?
I signed up for a Scribd account awhile back, and I follow them on twitter, so after the third time I received a ping that they’re having an agent contest, I thought I’d at least look into it.
Now Accepting Submissions for Scribd’s “Get Lit” Event at Litquake 2009, San Francisco
Scribd is inviting Bay Area-connected authors to submit original, unpublished writing for a chance to read at Scribd’s official “Get Lit” Litquake 2009 event and the opportunity to meet with a literary agent. A handful of selected writers will perform their work in front of a live Litquake audience and panel of prominent judges
Sounds good, right? I thought about putting TSV in, just because it might turn into something, you never know, and if not, nothing lost, right? Then I read the official rules and got to the "release."
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Yeah, thanks–I’ll be passing on this one.