Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Preditors & Editors Poll in Full Motion

Every year, Preditors & Editors has a poll (http://www.critters.org/predpoll) to determine the best or rather the "most popular" story, book, editor, magazine, website, etc. I get that this is important to some for notoriety and PR purposes, but I see it as a popularity contest. You can pretty much nominate anyone in the writing field and if that person or website is blessed to get enough votes, whether their work is the best or not, they get bragging rights for the year and the title that looks good on the website or resume. Perhaps it's just me, but I'd rather have someone present me an award rather than wait around for two weeks to see how unpopular I am.

I'm trying to start out the year right. I made my list of markets that I want to submit to. I have a feeling I may chicken out and not submit to them all but hopefully, I'll give myself the kick-in-the-pants that I need and submit to most of them. I also ordered Northern Haunts and issues of Shock Totem, Necrotic Tissue (preorder), Cemetery Dance, Grave Tales and Shroud. Trying to get a taste of what's out there.