At 4/13/10 10:22 PM, TrevorW wrote:
If it would make it cheaper I can get the book ready for publication. I can do everything up until that actual printing.
We planned originally on using that online print shop to publish the books that a lot of self publishers use. WritersBlock still has that info. I'm a little foggy on it, but I remember the numbers were reasonable enough for a 50 copy print that we could reprint off the profits if it sold well enough in the store. And of course, once this is all done, I'd like to approach the art guys to have a contest for the cover jacket.
If you want to jump in and handle layout, I'd be glad to discuss it with you. The more the merrier.
At 4/13/10 11:25 PM, Ass-Crumb wrote:
I have a few questions:
Are there any word count restrictions, general or strict?
Will users be allowed to submit more than one story, or, alternately, if there's a set limit for stories allowed have more than one story up for consideration?
Don't write a novella unless you're the next A.M. Holmes or Millhauser. Otherwise, length ought to tend towards the longer side if its appropriate. If you want to do a couple flash fiction entries that would total up to a couple of pages in the book, it might be a cool way of interspersing content in the book. But otherwise, each person should aim to submit one story, and probably should aim for only one to begin with. We will likely not take more than one entry from any person, so if you've got more than one thing in mind save it for the next anthology or MWC where you could enter it.
I want to stress that one excellent story is more valuable here than several good stories. Any person who sends me more than one subpar story I will start ignoring. So make sure its good work before you send it to me and think hard before you send in two.
Do they have to be stories? Are rants, observational articles, poetry, works of journalism etc. be accepted as well? Assuming they are well written, interesting, entertaining and/or have no grammar issues of course.
Stories would be best, but if you're a really good poet we can find room. Rants, articles, and journalism ought to be as interesting 5 years from now as they are today if they have any hope of making it in or should be relevant to to the people who would buy the anthology (the populace of newgrounds). For instance a well done interview with TomFulp (don't you all go pestering him) would be better than your thoughts on why swiss cheese shouldn't have holes. It is easy enough to turn an informational piece into a story. Your goal here should be to entertain and tell a good story that imparts something to the reader. You can try to do that in any form, I and whoever else is putting up money for this will have the final say as to what gets in and what doesn't.
Ideally, revenue will be shared, but we'll have to see what happens.
If one of your pieces of literature gets picked, is there any sort of awarding other than knowing you got published, such as store credit or an NG related prize, or even a free copy of the anthology?
You might be able to get a copy of the anthology at the base price that isn't marked up for the store (that would probably be under 15 or 10 dollars depending on the final format we choose). Publishing is a prize. If you don't want to be published I have no idea why you would do this. And if you understand publishing, I have no idea why you wouldn't want to do this if you were interested in writing for a living later in life.
How should we submit our works if they are completed? Via PM to you, Tom, or who? Should we host it as a file offline, or should just send it as a message? Or should we mail it, or what?
When you are ready to submit contact me and we'll work out what's best for you. Personally, I'd like it if everyone used wave to give me a word doc or something similar.