WELCOME TO THE NEWGROUNDS WRITING ANTHOLOGY!
If you are a writer with passion, skill and a desire to take your work to the next level, here is your chance to be part of Newgrounds history.
Newgrounds is collecting the greatest creative writing by its best authors.
The final selections will be assembled into a print edition to be sold internationally via the Newgrounds Store, with links back to the user profiles of all authors involved.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TEST YOUR TALENTS, TELL YOUR STORY AND POTENTIALLY GET YOUR WORK PUBLISHED!
The Anthology is supported by TomFulp, was initiated by gumOnShoe, and is currently being run by EKublai and myself, AdamCook. You are in great company!
We are passionate about writing and we are keen to see all forms and voices represented in our Anthology. The doors are wide open to all-comers, but to ensure the highest quality in our works, we must lay down a few simple ground rules.
(PLEASE READ, IMPORTANT):
The NWA aims to publish a collection of 12-15 pieces of "substantial size" or the equivalent amount of text. As of this thread, we have 6 or 7 such submissions that have been deemed acceptable. Otherwise, consider this the ultimate opportunity to let creativity take you to strange and awesome places.
We want , first-run work. Give us what no-one else has.
If you are planning to submit a piece for the Anthology, make your story publicly available online. No publishing house wants to print recycled writing!
AdamCook and EKublai are gladly accepting works that fall under any of the following categories:
Novellas (17,500-40,000 words)
Novelettes (7,500-17,500 words)
Short Stories (1,000-7,500 words)
Flash Fiction (1,000 words or less)
Vignettes (Plotless fiction)
Screenplays (Film, TV)
Stageplays (plays, sketches, musicals)
Foreign Language Writing (with English Translation Attached)
Comic Strips or Graphic Art Storytelling
Requests to submit writing in a form outside these styles, including forms of Non-Fiction (i.e. Interviews, Memoirs etc.) will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
You may PM or post here with a short summary of what you want to write about.
Make sure to give us your when you e-mail us.
You can also contact either of us by PM - AdamCook and EKublai.
From there, we can give you our e-mail addresses if you have questions or comments.
: AdamCook is situated in Europe, so is 6 hours ahead of NG's BBS time.
EKublai is on Chicago time, 2 hours behind BBS time.
KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND AND YOU'LL STAY AHEAD OF THE PACK:
Don't be lazy: proof-read your piece for all errors (spelling, grammar, logic etc.)
When we get writing that shows no effort, our eyes throw up violently in our skulls.
With the amount of work we receive, a poorly edited piece stands very little chance.
We recommend at least three drafts of revision before submitting.
Get a second opinion on your work, if possible - a fresh pair of eyes will see mistakes you never even thought you could make.
It's a format we all know, own and are used to. They're clear to read, easy to edit and allow us the flexibility to comment in the margins when work-shopping stories.
Should we accept your submission, we will contact you with further information.
IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED (also ):
When you are accepted, you will join the great cycle of re-writing enjoyed by all published authors: Editing and Revising.
Luckily, you're not alone. We aim to work-shop accepted stories with their authors to ensure good submissions become great submissions. Keep an open mind, be flexible to change and be ready to make edits should we request them.
You should take this as the highest possible praise - not only do we want to get your story published, but we want to see you improve as a writer in a short time-frame.
If you have any issues with revising your story, please reconsider your participation.
When all is said and done, this is your free invitation to work on something that you're passionate about. It's worth taking on this challenge simply to learn more about writing, to improve your abilities and have great fun doing it.
Anything else that comes your way will be a great bonus.
Any general questions you may post in this thread.
Show us what you can do.