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CW Gossip!

March 16, 2010

Relax, if you’ve been prowling in the same circles I do, there’s nothing new.  The main excitement comes from a C-SD acceptee’s blog, specifically the postscript.  My nosing has proven incomplete as I don’t know whose it is, but congratulations to him (it is a him, isn’t it?).

As I gather it, the phone call in question was made after he (we’ll keep saying he because I think that’s been the consensus) withdrew from CW consideration.  I’d do the same if I was working with CW and someone on the list I’d been working on zipped me a got-a-better-offer email, mostly to make sure they knew what I was offering.  That does not mean the list is complete or that even one call had been previously placed.  It does tell me that the CW list of selectees exists.  It also tells me that ALL the calls had not yet been made.  Maybe none had, maybe seventeen, but not all.

Another CW applicant mentioned a friend (at least blogosphere acquaintance) made a vague comment about news about attending “a certain prestigious writing workshop”.  I was unable to track this comment down and am unsure how significant it is.  If selectees are being asked to keep quiet, that doesn’t seem to fit but clearly doesn’t blare any horns.  (If I suddenly mentioned an acceptance, that might be a different story.  No such mentionings today.)

I feel like the Perez Hilton of the Clarion world.  That is not a good thing.  Maybe I should stop reporting the gossip, otherwise an abrupt silence from this blog might be construed as meaningful.  Hmmm.  Why can’t I build this kind of tension into my stories?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2010 2:30 am

    >>My nosing has proven incomplete as I don’t know whose it is, but congratulations to him (it is a him, isn’t it?).

    Dallas Taylor.

  2. March 17, 2010 2:19 pm


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