On Judging Writing Contests

April 18th, 2007 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Good fiction is a dialogue between story and reader, to which a reader brings not only personal history but imaginative experience of other books. Judging is as much about being open to others’ readings as trying to persuade them of your own. That, at least, is the theory. As to whether it will bear the ultimate brush with reality when we decide a winner in June, the jury is still out.

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