Hello, everyone! It’s been a little bit, hasn’t it? I’m so sorry it’s been so long, life just got so busy. I got a second job, and between my social life, moving, etc. something had to be placed on the back burner, and unfortunately, it was ATWC. However, I’m back and I am super excited! I’m going to take this week to get myself back on my feet with this site, contacting authors, etc. and then I’m going to make the first post on November 5th! Mark it on your calendar! I will keep the same format as before, Mondays, Fridays, and Wednesdays for admin posts. I look forward to receiving and reading the content you send me! Yours, Melissa
When I opened up Jim Hawkey’s submission, and saw the length – 5300+ words! I was a little bit stuck on what I would do. Was that too big? Would people want to sit and read that long of a blog post? Then light bulb! Why not divide it into two posts? I guarantee a post is filled, and I get to make sure the entire submission is posted! Then it hit me – why not use this to my advantage? I’ve decided that, should any authors want to submit a chapter of a novel, I would dedicate the week to them! That being said, this is not limited to just authors. Anyone who wants to submit a large 5000+ word post will have the week. However, with that being said, should you submit a posting that large, I cannot guarantee that your submission will be posted the following week. It is first come, first serve, but with that size,
In todays post, I’ll be addressing something that has been driving me crazy. The look of the site. I never liked the initial banner I had posted, so I absolutely needed to change it. With a little toying around, two hours later, I now have a clean look and new logo I very much love! I was going to have a poll and have people vote on what logo out of the three I created, but I ended up choosing my two favourite, and made them work. Thats how much things were bothering me. No regrets, honestly! I do hope you all like them! Also, you may have noticed a new “News” tab. This is where you can find site updates that will be posted on Wednesdays. This is my first time using WordPress, as well as running a website, so as I learn new things, you’ll see a lot of changes. If there are any suggestions you’d like to make,
Today I’m going to discuss how I feel this website will operate, and what you can expect from me. I don’t want to over complicate things, but I do believe that I need some sort of structure, and I feel that will help the reader as well. Mainly I am going to go over when you can expect posts, my future plans, and other little housekeeping things. Posts I intend on posting AT MOST 3 times a week. Mondays and Fridays will be dedicated to your submissions – I will try to have different types of posts either day, however it entirely depends on submissions. Wednesdays will be dedicated to administrative posts (such as this one). If there are any changes to the website, or I want to announce something, Wednesdays is when I will do this. There may not always be posts on this day. Plans There are a few things I would like to do with this website.
This post is intended to answer any questions regarding submitting posts to this website. As this is a new website, these guidelines may change as more questions come up, or I feel that something doesn’t work. I hope to start an email list in the future, so if there are any changes, I can inform you almost the minute the changes are made. For now, you can sign up for the email list I have now (located at the bottom of the page), so you can get updates on when there are new posts. Any form of writing will be accepted. Short stories, book extracts, poems, opinion pieces, music, etc. If you are unsure of whether or not your submission is allowed, please email me. Must take place in the Plantagenet or Tudor eras. Length should be around 1,500-2,000 words. This is one of the guidelines that may change, be it shorter or longer, but for now this can be