Let me preface this by saying that I believe in writing contests. Yes, there are some bad apples out there, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore the whole bunch. One of the bad apples, though, seems to be a repeat offender. I’m talking about Zoo Press.
I’m far from a disinterested observer here. I entered both Zoo Press fiction contests once upon a time. If you need a refresher on how that turned out, read this piece by Thomas Hopkins (it was published back in 2004 in Poets & Writers magazine).
Now Zoo is in the news again. This time it’s the poetry contest that’s in trouble. I found out about it from the Emerging Writers Network . Click here to find out more.