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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Look at this

I found this link over at Corn Shake's blog. It's a luck-of-the-draw contest for a week-long residency in Costa Rica!? No entry fee. No writing samples. Nothing. Nada. Though you must be an MFA student or MFA graduate to enter.

If you win you get:

• Round-trip Airfare between Miami/Ft Lauderdale, Florida and San José, Costa Rica,

• Round-trip transportation between Juan Santamaria airport and the 4-star, eco-friendly Docelunas Resort in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

• All meals at Docelunas (alcoholic drinks are not included)

• Single accommodations (private room with a king size bed)

• Fully guided zip-line tour through the rain forest (or another excursion of your choice)

• Weeklong writing retreat led by Robin Hemley, Xu Xi, Sue Silverman and Vanessa Blakeslee during the weeks of May 16th-June 13th—you choose the week.

It sounds too good to be true, no? I wonder if there's a catch. You would think that writers like Robin Hemley and Sue Silverman wouldn't get involved in a scam.

Are you going to enter? I did. What the hell. Maybe I'll find myself a man who speaks Spanish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God, that seems so shady.