Most writers who are paying any attention at all know who Ann Crispin and Victoria Stauss are.
For those of you who have somehow missed learning about them, they are the writers behind the popular website Writer Beware here. That website is famous for publicizing the scams of the writing world.
Both Ann and Victoria also have individual websites or blogs. I have a link to Ann's blog in the column to the right of my blog. You can also go here.
Ann had two posts worth reading this week:
The first, posted on February 11, talked about a writer who recently received a "cease-and-desist" letter from Publish-America's lawyer for publicly calling PA a scam. I laughed out loud at this line from Ann's post: "Like all scammers, PA regards the prospect of going to court with much the same enthusiasm as Dracula encountering a crucifix."
The second post, dated Valentine's Day, lists thirteen publishers to avoid, along with the abusive practices they employ.
Thanks to Ann and Victoria for their efforts on behalf of writers everywhere.