The Rainbow Hub is looking for queer writers again. Please, PLEASE be aware that if you want to write for the site, I NEED people who are dependable. I have absolutely no problem if you can’t meet a deadline for a week, AS LONG AS YOU COMMUNICATE WITH ME.
Again, writers will be paid for their articles. Anyone interested can either pm me on here, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Signal boosting, as always, is greatly appreciated.
I’m super excited to be involved with this project, a book of short stories dedicated to the Katniss Everdeens, Lisbeth Salanders and Hermione Grangers of the world.
The contributors are a mix of professional and first-time writers, including a few familiar names from Tumblr/fandom: eleveninches, gyzym, jibrailis, narrativepriorities, fahye, bookshop, and hellotailor!
The entire project is funded via Kickstarter, meaning the publishing process is as simple as this:
- You pre-order a copy (or pledge a donation) on Kickstarter, which pays for the publishing process in advance
- You receive the book as soon as it’s published.
- The writers and artists get paid without having to deal with the middleman of a publishing house!
The Kickstarter page is here, if you want to share it around! And if you have any questions/comments, just ask! :)
Guys, I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be part of this project! It’s almost as thrilled as I am at the thought of reading all the stories my amazing fellow contributors are penning. As a huge fantasy fan, I hunger always in this genre for more stories of ladies who resemble the ladies of the real world: to wit, strong, capable, intelligent women who are the heroes of their own stories. So, really, this project couldn’t make me happier :D
Check out the Kickstarter page (linked above), spread this post around, pre-order or donate if you want to/can, and watch… well, at least one of these spaces, anyway! We’ll keep y’all posted as things develop.
Guys, we’re just under $2000 away from meeting our target! Please reblog and send the link to anyone you think would be interested! :) If enough people invest in this, we’re going to add more bells and whistles to the book than we originally planned. :D
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
Hi there. My name is Vivid, otherwise known by my pen name, L. Holland. Don’t be surprised that you haven’t heard of me: I’m not a published author. But you can help with that, just by reading this.
Early this year I did some inquiries regarding book publishing. I was in the early planning stages of my first novel, and wanted to know how to go about getting my work published once I was finished writing and self-editing. The woman I spoke to told me all about my options: agents, self-publishing, or just sending out my manuscript to every publishing house possible. All of it I had heard before.
However, then she told me what I’m going to talk about right now:
“If you can prove that you have a readership of at least 50, 000, it could work as a great foot in the door for you with most agents/publishing houses.”
At the time 50, 000 seemed like a huge, unreachable number. However, now that I think about it, it can’t be that unattainable.
So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to list some of things that feature in my novel, and if they sound at all like the kind of shit you’re into, reblog this post. These include:
- an asexual, agender protagonist
- and the story doesn’t center around their being asexual/non-gendered— it’s about them having an epic adventure
- the story isn’t about romance— it’s mostly about friendship
- people with cool, horrifying and crazy-ass powers + lots of fight scenes
- not just teenagers saving the day: also young adults, adults and older folks
- cats, LOTS and LOTS of CATS. Why? You’ll have to wait to find out.
- includes individuals of all ages, races, body types, genders, and sexualities
- also bad-asses of all ages, races, body types, genders and sexualities!
- Eldritch Abominations/Monsters — do you like teeth and tentacles? Then this is definitely for you!
- ACTION, and also quite a bit of gore. Blood, guts and bones? You betcha.
- (I have also been informed there is much “shipping fun” to be had?)
Also, I aim to address the issues that I outlined in this post. Plus many more.
These days YA books seem to be all about romance, and the importance of being in a relationship. While this is fine, I know that I’m certainly not the only person who is bored with this. I want to be one of the many authors who are seeking to change that. If you would like to help me with my writing, simply reblog this post and share it with your friends/followers. If I can reach 50, 000 I will have a shred of proof that this is something that people want.
Are you an aspiring author who is writing/wants to write a story that breaks away from today’s convention? Then send me a message! Let’s network and get our shit published.
Also, while I’m at it, I am in the market for an artist. If you have magical art skills, are looking for a big project, and any of this sounds right up your alley, send me a message and let’s have a chat.
To sum up, if anything I just mentioned sounds like something you would enjoy reading, reblog this post. You’d be doing me a huge favor. Thank you!
Organized Advanced Smut-writing Month (OrgASM) is happening Jan 1st through Feb 14th!
What is OrgASM? Organized Advanced Smut-writing Month (OrgASM) is kind of like NaNoWriMo, except each participant sets their own goal (novel? 2 short stories? post in your WIP every week? do a kink meme or fest? pro fic or fan fic welcome…) so long as the writing is erotic or about sex! All those who self-report as winners/having reached their goal will get an ebook of the new anthology Fantastic Erotica and a $25 gift certificate for any ebook(s) sold through circlet.com! Anyone who wants to work on an erotic writing project can join–you don’t have to be a previously published author, nor have any connection to Circlet Press.
Signups are going on now, and you can start posting your progress anytime between January 1-14. The challenge runs until Valentine’s Day, February 14th, so your “month” can be from Jan 3-Feb 3, for example. Totally up to you!
The “advanced” part of the challenge is that what you are writing should be intended for publication/posting somewhere. Even if it’s fanfic, you should share it with the world when it’s done.
Signups and progress posts should be made in our Livejournal or Dreamwidth communities (ideally both, since LJ has been flake-tastic lately).
The posts in the comms will be visible only to members of the comms, so please do post your progress, excerpts, rough samples, whatever you like, and please do give feedback and encouragement to others who post.
Please do spread the word, the more the merrier!
Okay guys, I’m really stressing out right now. I wouldn’t post this on this account but I have the most followers here.
I’m getting very concerned that I’m not going to have enough money to make Comic Con happen. This semester, I’ve basically had a budget of $1500. For everything. Groceries, books, gas, spending money, art supplies, etc.
My table at Comic Con cost me $300 (eventually to be split with Kite but it hasn’t been yet) and the hotel for one night was around $150.
That’s $450 out of that $1000.
I’ve basically had to spend $50 a week on food and other essentials (paper towels, dish soap, toiletries, etc.) My roommate and I try to split costs but that doesn’t always work.
I only made about $80 from my first round of commissions (and I do thank everyone who commissioned me) but that’s not nearly what I’d hoped to make. I also made some money working at camp a few times this year, but that ended up only being $100.
I need money not only to live for the next few weeks (I’m eating tuna salad on white bread and cream of wheat most days) but to cover the hotel, printing (which could well be $100 for a lot of prints to sell) and food at Comic Con. I’m cutting costs where I can and looking for deals when I need things but it always adds up fast.
So at this point, I only have, at most, $350 in my checking account. My birthday is coming up but I’m really not relying on that for money.
I need commissions. Heck, I’ll even take donations if you feel so inclined.
Going to Comic Con is not just about having fun. It’s a chance to get noticed by professionals in the field I want to work in, to get constructive advice and criticism, and to get my name out there by doing good work so that I can do what I love for a living.
I know I’m not the quickest on commissions at times. That’s because I’m a full time student and a senior in upper-level classes. If this was a different semester, they’d get done faster. But as it is I have 18 hours in intensive art and writing classes. I still owe a few people art - and it will get done, even if it takes longer than I’d like.
As a refresher, here’s some of the art that I have done:
For my commission information, head on over to my art tumblr. I’m reasonably priced. Also, if you feel the need (and not the pressure) to donate, it would also be via paypal as listed on that same page.
At the very least, reblog so I can take advantage of this opportunity and get my name out there!