Και η Απάντησή μου:
why ever did you send this e-mail to me?
I am 35 years old. I am not young enough for the sea of words competition.
And I know that you have sent it to many other writers who are over 30.
I consider the age limit for a writing competition a form of discrimination and, therefore, a discrace.
You should've at least taken enough care to have sent this e-mail only to writers under 30 so that you wouldn't cause the frustration you have caused to me and to all the other writers who are over 30 and have received this e-mail.
We have respect for your foundation, so don't waste it over promotion rules.
And, trust me, I speak not for my self only, I have discussed this issue with fellow writers here in Cyprus with whom I participate in several writing workshops, retreats etc, and they all have the same problem.
Literature should go beyond limits of colour, origin, age and any other distinction of human groups.
If I were disabled, would you send me an invitation for the high jump event in the Olympics? You wouldn't.
Thank you for listening to my complaint.
Christos Rodoulla Tsiailis