American literary idol star survivor search
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)
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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