Update, Cover and the FUTURE!
It's been about a month since the last update so we thought we'd give an update on our progress. We've laid out all of the stories and sent them off for a final proofread, we're waiting on one final piece of art to come in, and we've got the cover design approved. So we're pretty close to wrapping this thing up!
And now that we're getting near the end, we thought it would be a good time to start thinking about the next edition. That's right, we're crazy enough to do this thing again. Only this time we'd like to get some new people on board. Since it's thanks to you guys that we were able to fund this project, we wanted to give you the first shot at joining our writing team. We're going to be looking for two writers for the next volume. Right now the plan is to mix things up a bit and have 3 short story writers and 1 poet to remix each other. We'll also want to line up some backup writers as well, just in case someone needs to drop out of the project once we get going. We'll probably start the writing for the next edition in January 2016, with 2 months for each story/poem. We should have a final decision on the line-up by December 1st, 2015, possibly earlier.
So if you're interested and you'd like to submit a writing sample (1 page, 250-500 words, poems can obviously be shorter), send it along to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line Writing Sample. Please send the sample as an attachment and put your personal information (Name, contact info., anything else you think is relevant) in the body of the email. Nicole is setting it up so that we can do a blind read of the samples so it's as fair as possible. If you have any questions, you can email the same address and we'll do our best to answer them.
We'll be looking for a couple artists as well so if you're an interested artist or have a friend who's interested, feel free to drop us a line.
Lastly, here's a picture of the cover! Big shout out to Katie Grosskopf for providing it.
Christine, Nicole and Chris