CRWROPPS-B FAQ: Updated Sept. 1, 2007
- 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.
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
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 no longer exists.
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
receive the personal correspondence that you intended for someone else.
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
the fiction messages. Furthermore, quite a few contests listed on
CRWROPPS-B are multigenre contests, with categories in fiction, nonfiction,
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
<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 address with @ 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
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
setyour subscription to <OFF>while you are away so that the e-mail messages
not accumulate and crowd your in-box. When you return, simply e-mail the
at <crwropps(at)aol.com> with a message that you would like your subscription
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.
(replace (at) with @)
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