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vronsky


Mar 6, 2007, 8:00 AM


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Re: [Junior Maas] The jig is somewhat up?

What one learns from accusations like these is not that the contest system is corrupt. Rather, one learns that writers can be kind of whiny.

Maybe a large percentage of the contestants were Iowa grads. Maybe Iowa grads have simply been better writers in the past six or seven years. Maybe many of the judges have been Iowa grads because there were fewer writing programs out there 20-30 years ago.

In my experience, connections have very little to do with whether one wins a contest. Call me naive.

Maybe Iowa just draws in a lot of decent writers. It is a competitive program, after all.


(This post was edited by maggiekate on Mar 6, 2007, 8:04 AM)


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Post edited by vronsky (Novice) on Mar 6, 2007, 8:04 AM


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