Without quality controls, without an agent or a publisher to sift out the gems from the poorly written, the organisers are expecting to receive a lot of rubbish and advise that the short listing process will be brutal. Tom Chalmers, managing director of Legend Times said:.
“We are hoping to be a magnet to find the needle in the haystack. Everyone has a computer these days, and everyone is writing, which is brilliant, but it also means the market is completely flooded.”
Is this a major step forward – or has that happened already? Have you bought any self-published fiction – short stories or novels – from a writer you didn’t already know?
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