Hi, everybody!!

That poll I put up - over 50 volunteers. You guys are incredible. (I almost used a cuss word right there, but saved it just in time.) I am totally over the moon. The best part is the name. Y'all ready?

The No Stairway Anthology - [livejournal.com profile] nostairway

I love the name. I ain't even gonna front. :)

The first post in that community is our guidelines and overview, so please give those a read if you're interested. As I said before, things have changed a lot since we started talking. Even now they're pretty rough draft - it's only been two days - but we've got a pretty good idea of how things are going to go. If you have any questions, [livejournal.com profile] maygra and I have open posts. (Hers is here.)

As a side note, I'm aware that there are folks who maybe aren't the biggest fans of this idea, and that's a shame. But hopefully the guidelines will clear things up for them, because I'm definitely seeing a lot of misconceptions on those posts. In fact, why don't I go ahead and touch on some of the highlights?

As I see it, the benefits are twofold; for readers and for writers.

Each issue of the Anthology will hold a number of stories that have been screened for basic typos and grammar, and then passed by at least three editors. Those editors look for originality, innovation, use of language and pacing, anything that'd make a story grip a reader's attention. They look for stories that challenge and move us, stories that twist us up; their goal is to fill the Anthology, not pare it down. We'd like to showcase as many stories as possible. Each story is archived at a website - those of you who boycott LJ can still play - and a reader's guaranteed to be able to browse these stories whenever they want, in a format that's readable and clear. The editorial oversight board and administrators make sure that each issue has a range of stories, something to appeal to any taste.

And for the writers, first and foremost is that each story is assessed purely on its merits - all identifying information is stripped away before the editors even see it. Doesn't matter what your name is, you've got the same shot as anybody else. If your story is published to the Anthology, that'll mean exposure for not just your single story but all your works, because there's a link to your LJ or your IJ or your website, whatever you want.

The last benefit for writers is something we sort of snuck under the radar. Every single author who sends in a story has the option of recieving comments from the editors. Doesn't matter if you get published or not. Three objective editors will tell you what they think is good about what you wrote, and where you might be able to improve. It's not a line edit or a beta process - we have day jobs to think of! - but it's a quick summary that we hope will be helpful. You don't have to take it, of course, but I sure plan to. People with editing guidelines are going to look at my stuff and give me their honest opinion. I know nobody's going to tell me what I want to hear, and I also know nobody's going to be mean or catty about it. Dude. Awesome.

So that's us! Have a look over those preliminary guidelines, ask any questions you want. When things are finalized and ready to go, we'll have a big going-live party and you're all invited.

[ wow ]

Aug. 30th, 2007 05:20 pm
winterlive: (spn: i'm okay!)
for your viewing pleasure, [livejournal.com profile] cherryscott has uploaded all the s2 dvd extras. so far i have only watched the first of the behind the scenes stuff, and i'll let you find all the cool stuff out for yourself, but in the meantime i feel i really must comment on the fact that our show's props master is really stunningly gay. look for him in fic near you, people, i can almost guarantee cameos.

[ eef! ]

Jul. 30th, 2007 04:22 am
some spoilers for s3, but gosh he's so cute. jensen at comiccon. <3

there's interviews with ben edlund and kripke on that site, too, but they're not mister adorableface, here. :D
winterlive: (rps: atlanta morning coming down)
this spoilery interview with eric kripke about the upcoming season is so full of excellence that i can hardly even contain myself.

and in other slightly-spoilery news, three fen popped by the set as the lads were filming the premiere, and they were SO polite and nice and well-behaved that they got to have some nice friendly chit-chat with both boys and two other cast members who popped by to say hi. their reports are here, here, here and here.

my show is full of awesome.
gacked off the ever-lovely [livejournal.com profile] idyll:

~

[livejournal.com profile] yin_again had the best idea: Porn it Forward.

The first person to respond to this entry with a prompt gets a little off-the-cuff porn. The rest of you writers out there post the same call in your journals, and we make a lot of porn for a rainy Friday-before-the-holiday. It's what they call a win-win scenario.

So, first person up - prompt of your choice. And don't forget to Porn It Forward.

~

further, [ omg, y'all. omg. ] i love jared so much, eee.

[ psa ]

Oct. 16th, 2006 03:21 pm
do you know someone who just recently got into SPN fandom? do you know someone who COULD be steered in that direction?

[ send them this. ]

that there is maybe five video interviews with jared and jensen - the best five, i think, for someone just starting out.

that's my fandom, baby. right there.

[ hey ]

Aug. 12th, 2006 02:15 pm
first, a little drama )

that said, i am glad to hear that the new CW is taking its predecessor's commitment to the gay so seriously. the day the tagline free to be together appears in conjunction with supernatural is a good day, oh yes.
Good Morning.

It Is Tuesday.

Let The Insanity Commence.

ETA: And to further that, this interview, courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] _cee. I wonder if y'all can pick out the question in there that most contributes to my dementia this morning.
SMIRK.

i am dead. i am dead of wicked, smirking jared.

please note keywords. this picture makes me need to pray.

ETA: AND NOW I AM DEAD OF THE BRITISH FUCKING PROMO. *loses it completely*

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