My poetry, writing, reading and related interests are not influenced by other organizations or people but no doubt are colored by my background, life-stage, time and place in the world, spiritual inclinations and life experience.
I do not receive or accept compensation to offer opinions on books, magazines, movies and documentaries, products, services, websites or political interests.The opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own. I reserve the right to change my mind.
If I review it here, it means I appreciate the work or find some aspect of it worthwhile.
- I don’t review books, magazines or films I don’t like.
- I do not return material submitted to me for review.
If you would like me to consider reviewing your book, chapbook, magazine or film, here are some general guidelines:
- nothing that foments hate or misunderstanding
- nothing violent or encouraging of violence
- English only, though Spanish is okay if accompanied by translation
- though your book or other product doesn’t have to be available through Amazon for review here, it should be easy for readers to find through your site or other venues.
I do my best to feature products or services that I believe are worthy of your time and consideration based on my experience or their reputation or on recommendations by colleagues and readers. Nonetheless, any event, competition, product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about an event, competition, book, magazine, association, practice, film or other type of product or service should be verified by you with the author, manufacturer, provider, or other authority.
Awards and Contests – These are generally for the purpose of generating income for the host or organization and some are more reputable than others. I don’t enter every competition or have experience with all hosts, so please be sure to do your own homework.
Events – I am homebound due to disability. For event information I rely on reputation and/or recommendation. Again, be sure to do your own homework.
Some information is just that – information – and not necessarily recommendation.
The content of this blog will always be identified.
– Jamie Dedes
Update: July 8, 2017
With appreciation to Disclosure.org. I modified their boilerplate.
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