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September 16, 2003 5:41 PM   Subscribe

The Quest announced by LitKicks marries sudden fiction (and poetry, and nonfiction) workshop dynamics to a survivor-like competitive format, starting October 1, with six winners to be published in a book featuring the best work from the Quest. It's open to all, costs $20 to enter, and requires a free membership in the LitKicks site, which is a thriving online literary community as it is. More info in the FAQ. I think this may work better for me than NaNoWriMo would.
posted by xian (4 comments total)

 
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The Quest and the LitKicks site are very cool, xian. Thank you.
(NaNoWriMo has always struck me as sheer masochism, although I know people who swear it's good for them.)
posted by Shane at 7:05 PM on September 16, 2003


Anything that gets writers writing is good for writers.

Whether it produces anything worth reading is another story.

Were I not going to be out of town and away from my computer exactly when the Quest starts, I might consider participating.
posted by UnReality at 7:53 AM on September 17, 2003


Seems interesting except for the part where the winners are published, without compensation, in a book that will be sold in mainstream bookstores. Though I suppose it's a stepping stone or nice on a resume, seems a little odd to me.
posted by dobbs at 3:41 PM on September 17, 2003


Dobbs, it's an online virtual writing workshop for $20. Looked at that way, it's a bargain; it's just as much hassle for these guys as for the adult education centers and extension schools that do the same thing--offer non-credit online writing workshops, that is--for $100 or more.
posted by Sidhedevil at 7:42 PM on September 18, 2003


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