Preditors and Editors

I have nothing against the Preditors and Editors poll, in fact last year I nominated stories, art and poetry from Niteblade for it and sought people’s votes. The thing about P&E though is that you have to do that, seek out votes, I mean. It is, in part, a bush-beating contest. The person who can drum up the most votes from the public wins. Again, there is nothing wrong with that but it turns out, I don’t have time for that sort of thing. With that in mind I made a decision some time ago to not nominate anything from Niteblade this year.

Well, someone else did it anyway 🙂

It turns out that Niteblade is nominated under the Fiction Magazine category and I am nominated under Ezine Editors category. Thank you to whomever nominated us in the first place, and to anyone who tosses a vote our way.

2 Responses to “Preditors and Editors”

  • Richard says:

    Yes, the P&E Poll is a popularity contest of sorts. However, I must admit, I’m still actively taking part. I’m still seeking nominations and votes, even though it does take time away from other, possibly more important, things. Although, self-promotion is a part of being a writer and/or artist.

    I do have one problem with the poll – it seems a bit disorganized. I’ve had stuff nominated in several categories, sometimes multiple times (four separate nominations for the cover-art I did for Abandoned Towers #3). Some of the entries listing my works neglect to mention me in the by-line! I still know it’s my work, or at least suspect so. That’s not good. Not good at all.

    Anyway, good luck to you and Niteblade!

  • Well, I voted for Niteblade!

    It is a bit of a popularity contest, but self promotion is a integral part of this industry. In fact I have a few stories and poems up there as well, including “Family Jaunt” which appears in Niteblade and in the newest Niteblade Anthology. I would attach a link to them, but the post would be eaten by spam-eating robots, so just look for my stories and if you like them, vote!

    I’m looking forward to another great year of stories and articles in Niteblade 2010.

    Lucien E. G. Spelman

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