E.CaimanSands wrote:Ack, I do hope not. As Martin says, I would think the risk is small but I should have thought and warned you or at least not linked your blog here. My only excuse is it was very late and I was half asleep and I'm a poor skim reader at the best of times.
The risk is that the new coordinating judge (whose identity we do not yet know, suspicions aside, but who is surely a busy working writer) happens to read the blog of an unknown writer and notice the identifying details. Odds: very, very low.
Or if your story gets selected as a Finalist, the risk is that one of four Finalist judges (again unknown, though we know the pool of likely judges by looking at last year's judges) happens to read that blog. Odds: somewhat higher, but still very, very low.
Nevertheless, the first thing I do when I submit an entry is go through my blog and unpublish any post that evern mentions the subject or title of that story.