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Writers are skeptical of $250,000 prize
Status: healthy cynicismAn article in SFGate.com describes how the owners of FieldReport.com devised what they thought was a sure-fire way to generate interest in their literary site. They decided to offer a "$250,000 prize for whichever short nonfiction piece received the highest ranking from the site's users by Jan. 1, 2009. A series of $1,000 qualifying prizes would be awarded in the months leading up to the quarter-million-dollar payout."
Problem is, no one believed them.
Personally, I still wouldn't believe this offer is real -- not until the cash is placed in someone's hands.
Posted by Alex on Thu Sep 25, 2008
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Lots of cash has already been placed in lots of hands. Read about it:Posted by Joe in California on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 01:38 AM