CRWROPPS FAQ: November 2009
- Dear Subscribers:
Please don't hit the reply button in response to CRWROPPS postings. I've been
getting a lot of correspondence lately that is intended for other eyes. I've
pasted the CRWROPPS FAQ below so that you can forward instructions on joining
the list to friends who are off-list.
Creative Writers Opportunities List-Serve (CRWROPPS-B):
Frequently Asked Questions (Please save for future reference)
1) How do I post a message on the list?
Only the list-serve moderator may post a message to the list.
This is not a list for conversations among writers.
If you are an editor or contest organizer who would like to post an
announcement on the list, send it to the list moderator at
<crwropps(at)aol.com> (Replace (at) with@).
Please send the announcement in the body of an e-mail message;
do not send attachments. No live links in the announcements, please.
Do not use fancy fonts or color in the body of the announcement.
Do not send me anything other than calls for submissions or literary contest
announcements--anything other than calls for submissions/literary contest
announcements will not be posted. Notices about literary events, readings,
and writers conference announcements will not be posted unless there is
a competition, contest, or publication opportunity connected to the
The moderator reserves the right not to post announcements that
2) How do I enter contests posted on the list?
Please DON'T send me any entries/submissions for or queries about any of the
contests/publication opportunities posted on CRWROPPS-B. Remember, I'm the
person posting the information, not the judge of all these contests. Please
DO NOT hit the reply button and send me your entries/submissions.
Instead, read each posting carefully to see how entries are accepted
(whether entries are accepted via e-mail or postal mail).
Please read each posting carefully to determine who should receive your creative
submissions or questions about the posted opportunities, and send those submissions
and/or queries on to the appropriate editors or contest coordinators. Please don't
send your work to me.
3) How do you join this list?
Instructions for joining the list:
and click on "Join This Group." Follow the on-screen
prompts to join.
Send a blank e-mail to
(replace (at) with @)
You will be sent an e-mail message with further instructions on how to join
The Topica.com version of this list as moderated by me no longer exists. Beware
of imitators at Topica.com--those have no connection to the list in its present
form on Yahoogroups.
To unsubscribe, send a blank e-mail message to
(replace (at) with @(
4) Where can I go to read previous postings?
Scroll down the page to area marked <Message History>
(accessible to everyone)
5) How can I send CRWROPPS-B messages to friends?
Please don't hit the reply button if you wish to forward a message to a
friend who is off-list. If you hit the reply button instead of the forward
button, I'll receive the personal correspondence that you intended for
You can always point a friend who is off-list to
to see messages without joining the list.
6) Can I receive only the postings in the genre I'm interested in?
It is not possible for the moderator to send individual subscribers selected
messages for just one of the genres covered by CRWROPPS-B--it is not
possible, for example, to send one subscriber only the poetry messages, or
another only the fiction messages. Furthermore, quite a few contests listed
on CRWROPPS-B are multigenre contests, with categories in fiction, nonfiction,
and poetry. The list is all-or-nothing list, and the moderator is committed to
sending messages of interest in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
If you do not wish to receive e-mail, you should switch your subscription to
"Web Only" and go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crwropps-b
to read each day's new postings online.
CRWROPPS-B is also available in "daily digest" format--meaning you can
receive one long posting of all of a single day's messages. Contact the
moderator at<crwropps(at)aol.com> and she will switch your subscription
to digest format if you prefer to receive only one long message per day.
7) Can you recommend which contests are best to enter?
It is not possible for the moderator to supply advice on which contests would
be suitable for any individual writer's publication needs. For
recommendations on the merits of individual contests, please consult
Winningwriters.com (a paid service).
8) What does (replace (at) with @) mean?
Yahoogroups doesn't list complete e-mail addresses in postings to prevent
spam attacks on those addresses. Thus, when an e-mail address is listed in a
posting, the designation (replace (at) with @) is used.
Simply replace (at)in the addresswith @ and send the e-mail message.
Do not send the submission to the list moderator.
9) What does "List on Hiatus" mean?
If the CRWROPPS-B list is on hiatus, no messages will be posted to the list
for the duration of the hiatus, nor can subscription issues be resolved. The
list moderator requests that no messages for subscription changes or for
posting be sent to <crwropps(at)aol.com>during hiatus periods. During hiatus
periods, the moderator has no or limited access to e-mail, and thus cannot solve
subscription problems until the hiatus is over.
10) Can I stay on the list-serve while on vacation?
Sure. If you e-mail the list moderator before your vacation begins, she can
set your subscription to <OFF>while you are away so that the e-mail messages
do not accumulate and crowd your in-box. When you return, simply e-mail the
moderator at <crwropps(at)aol.com> with a message that you would like your
11) Who is behind this list?
The CRWROPPS-B list is a one-woman, non-profit, volunteer operation--
one writer's way of helping other writers. In corresponding with
the list moderator regarding any aspect of this service, your patience
and courtesy is appreciated.
To learn more about this list's owner's writing,
(replace (at) with @)
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