Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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They Can (Sort of) Write, But They Can't Read

Once again, WSFS (through the Mark Protection Committee) has received an e-mail from someone purports to be an author and who does appear to have gone to the WSFS web page but not actually read it, and has written us this query:
could you send us the online link to download the rules, eligibility and so forth for this award?
I cut and pasted that question right out of the author's e-mail, including the inability to capitalize the first word of a sentence. I'm not going to provide any other information about the author, other than to say I've never heard of him.

These questions are easy to answer -- the Official Answerer of Queries will doubtless send him a Bedbug Letter when he gets around to it -- but it would be even easier if the people who wrote these queries looked on the same page as where they probably got our address, because it explains it in short form and then links you on to a longer-form version of the answers.

I'm not really sure how much easier we can make this for people. Possibly some folks have a hard time wrapping their minds around the concept of a literary award that doesn't require a formal application process and an elite panel of judges.
Tags: hugo awards
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