We'll be wrapping up the fest Tuesday September 22nd.
So if you're like me and plan on slipping in at the last minute there's your deadline.
Again, sorry for the hold up in the announcment. RL stuff just exploded with the start of school this year.
The June 2008 issue is out! See it here.
In this issue:
*The Game Tree: A Column of PC Games by Joseph Howse
*Frankenstein and Creationism by Beara
*Stepping into Another's Shoes by Beara
*Bruised Apples by Debra Purdy Kong
*The Sophmore's Compleat Guide to Political Espionage by Stephanie Scarborough
*One Final Message by Meghan E.
*A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith Review by Marie Hodgkinson
*Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr Review by Leeny
*Serenity by Beth Turner
*Wayside by Kitheka
*Secrets Aplenty by Alysha Eady
Thanks to everyone who submitted!! For the first time we have submissions in every department, too!
The next issue comes out on September 4, which is also Sheroes Rag's one year anniversary. :D The deadline is August 28.
In other news, every week this summer, we will posting a book on the 'Rag website that was reccomended by one of the 'Rag editors. The books will also be posted on here. The first book should be posted sometime this week.
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Hi!! It's Erin again. Some people on 'Fans said they can't read the text 'cause of the colors or something. So I checked and I can read it just fine. Does it look different on different computers or something? Should we change the layout? Is anyone else experiencing this? If so, sorry! And I would change it but I have NO IDEA how. LJ confuses me. :P
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Ya'll have some nice, nifty, comments. I have some nice, nifty answers.
'Question about the community- are you going to let other people join and post or just you two. 'Cause you have the journal for that.'
For right now, it should be set so that anyone can join, but only Erin and I can post. That might be changing in the near future, so keep an eye out. *wink, wink*
'1) I second Leeny's question.
2) You have to change the community so that it isn't for 13 and over. I tried to show my brother on his account, but it wouldn't let him read it because he's 12.'
The journal/community is set the way it is because it's focused mainly towards young adults (MCC: TEENAGERS!). Being a teenager myself, I know that we tend to think and talk about some stuff that's not so not young adult related. I'll change it later, but if lj complains, it'll be set back.
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We accept articles/essays, short stories, fan fiction of all types, reviews (book, movie, etc.), and poetry. We also accept art (including fan art) and comics.
E-mail submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, put the department name. In the message, put the title of your submission, your e-mail address, how you found out about Sheroes Rag, and the name you want to be published under.
Please single space your submissions, indent paragraphs, and don't put extra space between paragraphs. This makes putting together the issue a LOT easier.
Articles: Articles should be informative and interesting, and no longer than 5000 words. We prefer opinionated articles. Essays are also accepted in this department. Editor: Marie
Short Stories: Short stories must be your own original idea. Short stories should be no more than 5000 words. If your story is longer than that, we'll consider publishing it in installments. Make sure you send us the entire story at once. Editor: Erin
Fan Fiction: Fan fiction now can be based on any book, instead of just Tamora Pierce's books. Fan fiction should be no more than 5000 words. If your story is longer than that, we'll consider publishing it in installments. Make sure you send us the entire story at once. Editor: Ashley
Reviews: Reviews should be no more than 1000 words. Reviews can be over anything-books, movies, plays, TV shows, musicals, etc. Make sure to outline the plot then tell what you think of good. Give it a rating oout of ten. Editor: Leeny
Poetry: Poetry should be your own original idea. Fan fiction poems should be submitted to the fan fiction department. Poetry should be no more than 1500 words. Any style or topic goes. Editor: Alana
Art: Art must be attached in a .jpg or .gif file. Fan art is also accepted. (If you submit fan art, let us know where it's from.)
Comics: Comics must be attached in a .jpg or .gif file. Comics must be your own original idea and no more than one page long. We are not accepting on-going comic strips currently, sorry.
As of right now, issues come out four times a year:
March 4 (Deadline February 25)
June 4 (Deadline May 28)
September 4 (Deadline August 28)
December 4 (Deadline November 27)
As you may have noticed, the short stories editor is no longer Clare. Clare, unfortunately, is leaving the 'Rag. :'( I'm filling in for her as short stories editor in the meantime, but there might be a possible opening in the staff soon.
Also, effective in September, we will only have five submissions per department per issue. Therefore, the first five accepted submissions in each department will go in the upcoming issue, the next five accepted submissions in each department will go in the next issue, and so forth.
Anyway, that's all for now. ~Erin
Edit: The defying gravity pic means it's me!
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-Erin and I now have a separate email account from the editors. You still email submissions to email@example.com, but now, if you wish to speak directly to the head honchos (Erin and I, in other words) then send a note over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Er, yes. Apparently you already know that we now have an lj account and community. Moving on.
-Yes, so, the fanfic department is now open to fanfic relating to any novel. We just ask that you please include the book title and the author of said book when you submit them.
And, I think that's all...
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