About a decade ago or so, an inspired NG’er invited anyone from the Writing Forum to contribute to a collection of creative writing with a simple goal: Make a book you can hold in your hands.
Though maybe not as novel as it once was, I still think the idea of opening a book and seeing YOUR STORY being told from it is a surreal experience. A book is not just a record of prose, but a landmark in a writer’s lifetime, and you only recognize it as such the first time you open that thing you helped create. We often forget who our past selves were, or what it felt like to be those selves. You read what someone, somewhere thought was good enough to publish and are like “This is mine? THIS IS ME?”
Ten years later, I think it’s time for a new crop of writers to get the chance to tell their stories. So without further ado.
WELCOME TO THE NEWGROUNDS WRITING ANTHOLOGY 2.0 (redux, parte duo, the revenge, etc).
If you are a writer with passion, skill and a desire to take your work to the next level, consider this your personal invite TO TEST YOUR TALENTS, TELL YOUR STORY AND POTENTIALLY GET YOUR WORK PUBLISHED!
Enough talking! HERE IS HOW THIS WILL WORK…….. READ THIS BEFORE SUBMITTING.
FIRST, you will write something awesome that fits into one of these categories
Poetry (Limit 4 per author)
Comic Strips or Graphic Storytelling (Limit Varies)
Novellas (17,500-40,000 words) (Limit 1 per author)
Novelettes (7,500-17,500 words) (Limit 1 per author)
Short Stories (1,000-7,500 words) (Limit 1 per author)
Flash Fiction (1,000 words or less) (Limit 2 per author)
Vignettes (Plotless fiction) (Limit varies)
Screenplays (Film, TV) (Limit 1 per author)
Stageplays (plays, sketches, musicals) (Limit 1 per author)
Foreign Language Writing (with English Translation Attached) (Limit varies)
Creative Non-fiction (Limit varies)
SECOND: Like last time, there are no restrictions on the content of your story or poetry. We prefer ORIGINAL WORKS that have not been published before. No theme, no censorship you have to worry about, no boxes, the only parameter that paraMATTERS is QUALITY. We want juicy, juicy words.
THIRD: You will perfect your work.
FOURTH: You will submit your work to Writing dot NG at Gmail dot com
DEADLINE: This is no strict deadline and we will keep going until there is enough content to publish. Seeing as November is novel-writing month, I’d like to start seeing submissions by the end of November.
The sooner you get your stuff in, the sooner it will see the light of day.
You will be offered the chance to workshop with an editor to perfect your piece (I know you perfected it before you submitted, but you were mistaken).
After workshopping you will be offered a contract (you’re keeping all rights to your story, and we will have profit-share).
You will get a free copy of the eventual printed edition of the book (Currently Untitled).
IF YOU’RE NOT ACCEPTED
If we like your writing, we may ask to heavily revise your work. Or sometimes, we might just want to see what else you are capable of.
If we reject you outright, it is likely because of one of the reasons below….
THINGS THAT WILL DISQUALIFY YOU
Low Effort Submissions (riddled in errors, spelling mistakes, bad grammar, etc.)
Non-English entries without a good English Translation
Being a Tool, Ass, Cake-sniffer, or Punk-ass bitch.
Feel free to DM and feel free to question/discuss/workshop your piece ofthe project or the project as a whole here.
HAPPY WRITING, NEWGROUNDS!