Some of you may remember when many of us were warning unwary writers about Brit Writers. As a result of people raising questions, Harry Bingham of the Writers' Workshop, Jane Smith of the blog, How Publishing Really Works and author Claire King were threatened with legal action - see here for Harry's response, here for Jane's (huge number of comments) and here for Claire's.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can see the whole sorry
here. That's a link to a post on my blog in November 2011 but it includes links
to all the other posts on the subject that were around at the time.
is the upshot. BWA has gone out of business, as we predicted.
They'll no doubt try to shift the blame onto us and others who had
the nerve to expect something in exchange for the hundreds of
pounds they paid over to this bunch.
There's a huge lesson to be learnt here. There are sharks out there
who are only too willing to take advantage of the dreams and
vulnerability of people who are desperate to be published. Swim
with care, peeps.