But it's bravery all round
I like this. Last post regarding The Battle of Willesden (2008)by Bilal Ghafoor
I like the transparency of Bilal’s post. I like the way they are so open about their judging methods. I like the fact that this isn’t big business, but a bunch of good hearted intelligent people trying to do something good.
I like the heartrending generosity of the response of one of the short listed writers, Kay Sexton.
KAY’S POST HERE
(And if you follow her blog, know her at all, you will know that she is going places, this writer. She’s both hard working and talented, and the two will produce great things.)
But one thing to add to her post... any comments on blogs can only be directed at the work in generic terms, NOT at the writers.
Would it still be a good idea to publish the anthology? Wearing my marketing hat, it could go either way. But as Stephen Moran said, without an outright winner, it would look wrong.
I’d ask Willesden to take note of one thing raised by Kay. Having been informed of her shortlisting status, she withdrew work from other competitions for which she’d paid an entry fee.
So she and maybe others are out of pocket…