DL Hammons's WRiTE CLUB two years ago. I vowed I'd never go back. But things change. I figured, why not?
The concept, I think, has been improved. You can read all about it here, including the streamlined selection process. There will be a finite number of samples in contention. One of the things I thought had gotten wildly out of control previously was how bloated the whole thing had become. Good for Hammons. Bad for people actually trying to participate in the thing. Technically, the new format doesn't guarantee every submission will even make it into the contest. If mine doesn't, that's fine. I'm actually okay with that.
And I will try and play nice once the contest kicks off next month. (You have until tomorrow to enter, by the way.) I know I don't always play well with others. But knowing your weaknesses is the first step to working around them. Hopefully. Even making this step is a distinct improvement over my worse instincts, so there's that.
I may or may not keep you updated on how this actually play out. We'll see.