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« on: December 25, 2017, 04:53:34 am »
Content removed because I do not consent to VS's absurd and unenforceable terms of service. ???
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    Offline GeneDoucette

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #1 on: December 25, 2017, 06:03:01 am »
    I got the same email overnight. My email service said it came from a mailing list, which is not an expectation for an individuated award notification, in my mind. It also didn't say which story. I haven't clicked on the link, but I imagine it leads to a fee-for-submission.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 06:18:11 am »
    Sorry, I received the same email.  Three of us are too many for this thing to be real, I suspect. But at least they wished us Merry Christmas.
    « Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 06:25:32 am by Anna Drake »


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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 06:32:40 am »
    Yeah, me too.

    I certainly didn't willingly sign up for their list. So I'm curious how I was added.

    They make sure to let you know you can add this "nomination" to your editorial reviews. My thought is that they would like to build up their own legitimacy by giving out this "honor" and getting their name on editorial review spaces.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #4 on: December 25, 2017, 06:33:47 am »
    I got it too. Glad I checked here b/c it's obviously spam.

    I did go to the site tho. The site looks fine but I doubt award stickers will increase or help sales, or if readers really care about this kind of thing. There's a $14 reading fee to enter the contest. I'm not sure if there are extra costs. So I'll pass on this.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 06:42:28 am »
    Also got an email. We must all have the same "nominating friend"  ;)

    The $14.95 reading fee is nominal compared to other such contests & awards (such as Reader's Favorite or IndieBRAG), so the financial investment isn't anything I'm too concerned about coughing up. Not sure if there'd be much return if I won other than having a book advertised in their publication without knowing how many people look at it.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #6 on: December 25, 2017, 06:43:41 am »
    Me too.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #7 on: December 25, 2017, 06:48:57 am »
    Should I feel insulted that I didn't get the email? Apparently, I'm not high profile enough to even spam! :P

    I looked at the website. I don't think the intent is necessarily unethical, but, as we all know, writing contests don't typically affect sales.

    The poetry contests are all advertised as free. The short story contest isn't labeled that way, and apparently that one does have a $14 fee. However, the usual scam involves getting "winners" to buy an expensive anthology. All of the anthologies by this organization are available for free download, so it doesn't seem likely that that's part of the process here, and nobody is going to get rich on a $14 fee. Most contests, even ones with decent prizes, are more expensive than that.

    I wouldn't enter it, but I'm not seeing a lot of the usual red flags. I suppose there could be some in whatever agreement one makes to enter.
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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #8 on: December 25, 2017, 06:52:54 am »
    At the risk of hijacking an important hashtag, I have to admit:   "me too."

    And I do not sign up for mailing lists, so I don't know where they got my info.  Nor do I have any illusions that my little stories got the attention of any type of "literary magazine."

    Just someone phishing for info.  Or, if I'm feeling optimistic, trolling for business.
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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #9 on: December 25, 2017, 06:53:19 am »
    I got it too. The odd thing is that the email came to an address I don't really use very often. I have no idea how that particular email address ended up on a mailing list. Weird.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #10 on: December 25, 2017, 06:56:12 am »
    I received the same email and came straight to Kboards ;D Since they didn't bother to say which of my 30+ books was nominated I just figured it was a scam.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #11 on: December 25, 2017, 07:17:12 am »
    I got it too. Thought it was funny that how I had to enter my story after it was "nominated". With a small reading charge of $15.



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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #12 on: December 25, 2017, 07:50:20 am »
    Yep. I got one, too. We all must be amazing writers to have all been nominated at the same time.  ;D
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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #13 on: December 25, 2017, 08:14:47 am »
    Got one, too. At first, I was all WOW! YAY for me!  And then... Waaaaait a minute. Let's go check Kboards.
    Sigh...

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #14 on: December 25, 2017, 08:18:30 am »
    I got one too. Hopefully this isnt the beginning of a deluge of junk mail to my author address :(

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #15 on: December 25, 2017, 08:28:33 am »
    I also got one.  If they are nominating me then they are getting desperate :)
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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #16 on: December 25, 2017, 08:37:34 am »
    I got one, too.

    Merry Christmas, everyone! Nominations all around!

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #17 on: December 25, 2017, 08:41:34 am »
    And another one here. I didn't think for one moment it was genuine, but thought I'd pop here to confirm.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #18 on: December 25, 2017, 08:46:15 am »
    NOTHING TO SEE HERE
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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #19 on: December 25, 2017, 08:52:27 am »
    Raising hand. I got one too. But there was no way I was going to click on the link. My first thought was that the email was a virus scam.



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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #20 on: December 25, 2017, 09:00:05 am »
    I got it too. I figured it was shady.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #21 on: December 25, 2017, 09:05:43 am »
    If anyone wants to send me $15, I'd be happy to announce you've won an exclusive and prestigious award.

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #22 on: December 25, 2017, 09:16:42 am »
    Hmm, I received two of them.
    The second one came after I deleted the first one.
    They are a tenacious bunch, and they keep on wishing me a Merry Christmas.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #23 on: December 25, 2017, 09:19:40 am »
    I got it too. I have multiple email accounts--one for fans, one for promo sites, one connected to my website, one connected to my vendor logins, etc.

    This one came to my promo site email. To me, that means it's likely one of the promo sites sold their mailing list.

    Also, their email address is .org but their website is .com. Hmm...

    Also also, the reading fee quoted me is $19.95. No idea why mine's different from others quoted above.
    « Last Edit: December 25, 2017, 09:24:24 am by David VanDyke »

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    Re: "NY Literary Magazine Best Story Award"--a Scam?
    « Reply #24 on: December 25, 2017, 09:21:06 am »
    Aw I'm sad to learn this isn't real, I got this email too and was very excited :P


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