April 10, 2009

This Just In...

UPDATED 4-13-09 ... Brian of The New Author has stopped, suspended, halted all voting in the First Annual Poetry / Short Story Contest. It seems that the poll may have been tampered with and he has therefore acquired anonymous judges to take over in lieu of pier voting for the best Short Story and Poem. The decision is still expected to come in sometime on Friday.

It is sad that even suspecting unscrupulous behavior has marred his first contest. I hope the alleged possibility of tampering turns out to be a mistake. I also hope this will not affect his decision to hold further contests, in what has become a large writing community surrounding The New Author blog that itself has managed to be so helpful to.

My poem ‘If I Were has been selected as a finalist in the New Author Blog’s contest. If you can find a minute PLEASE pop over there and check out the offerings and vote* for your choice. I hope I’m your choice. My piece can be found shown in the April 8 post; and look for the title “If I Were”

{jumping up & down—hands waving in air---pick me pick me}

After reading all the poems and short stories you will be able to cast your vote* by way of a “Poll” Voting begins today April 10 at 3:00 pm. Good luck to all the finalist.

*Voting will last for about a week, so don’t feel like you have to hurry; just make sure you don’t forget about little ol’ me {yes a play on your sympathies}

Thank you Brian and you Dear Internet

Oh one more time cause I like things in sets of three; that is at New Author and the title is If I Were


Linda said...

Done, babycakes. And congrats. Super poem... what was your prompt? or inspiration?

Peace, Linda

... Paige said...

we were driving one day back in December I think and someone was moving their stuff in the back of their truck. they had used all different kinds of rope to tie it down in a cross hatch messy sort of way and it popped in my head. Wonder how that rope feels all tied up. I gotta admit it is a different kind of poem to be sure.

J. M. Strother said...

Gotcha covered.

Zephra said...

I voted for you.

kimmyk said...

how many times can i vote? everyday? i'll do it just incase.


... Paige said...

No don't do it everyday you crazy a$$. I want to win fairly if it win.