Mr. Pacione has a third call for nonfiction submissions posted on Goth at LJ. He tells authors to let their imagination run away with them. I’m still trying to figure out what the prize will be. Conflicting text at various locations says it’ll be a signed copy of Ethereal Gazette: Issue Five, $25, and free books and/or used DVDs.
I’m paying $25 for the best story here and the person getting paid will be getting a few copies of the books I published already and even a new title that is coming out before everyone else gets it. As in they will get a copy when I get my copy of the project.
Giveaways of old titles are nothing new, but this is the first time I’ve seen Mr. Pacione claim he will give away a new title along with prize money. Note, however, that his priorities lie in buying himself a copy of the new project.
Thanks to Horrorgal, I came across a posting at the Writerscafe.org forum. Mr. Pacione announced a new contest with the title “New contest — the one that Leider doesn’t want you to take part in….” There have been a few views of the topic, but no replies.
Pacione hasn’t mentioned Tim Leider in quite some time. It’s almost as if he has a little black book that he flips through, and chooses a name at random. If memory serves me correctly, a long time ago, Mr. Leider rejected a story that Pacione submitted. Rejection happens. That should have been the end of it. Any normal person would have taken it in stride, but, as we all know, Pacione is not normal.
As Horrorgal says,
I wonder what has Tim done to Nicky lately. Maybe nothing. We all know Nicky likes to create drama when he feels that he is being ignored.
Well said, Jenny.