pattrose (pattrose) wrote,

My Mongoose Ezine would like to invite you...

We would like to invite you to write a story for our ninth anniversary issue that will be in May. Below you will find the submitting a story guidelines if you need them. Please let us know if you are interested in writing for the ezine. or if you have any questions about anything.

Steps to follow when submitting a story. (Please read #15)

1-Get in contact with Patt or Lisa, Duncan’s Twin. and

2-Develop an idea for a story fitting the criteria for the current ezine. For this ezine, we would like The Many Faces of Jim and Blair 9. This is our 9th Anniversary. So we would like to see stories short or long about the boys in general. It can be first time, pre-slash or established relationship. We want Jim and Blair to be together.

3-Run the idea by the editorial staff. (There is no need to run it by us, we trust you.)

4-Know the deadline date and try to stick to it. If you can’t, ask Patt or Lisa if you can have extra time. This ezine will have a deadline of May 1st, 2010.

5-Start writing your story. Keep these things in mind, please.

A) If you want something in bold for emphasis, please add asterisks (*word*) before and after the word. EX: That is *so* unfair!

B) If you want something italicized like direct thoughts, please put double slash marks (//word//) before and after it. EX: //That is so unfair// Blair thought.

C) DO NOT indent!

D) Hit the enter button twice between paragraphs and after each line of dialogue, so it appears as follows:

"That is *so* unfair, Jim!"

"Too bad!"

{{And not like this}}

"That is *so* unfair, Jim!"
"Too bad!"

E) Send file in .txt version or word format!

6-Keep in contact with Patt or Lisa to keep informed of any information you might need.

7-Finish your story.

8-Send your story to your beta. If you don't have one, MME will provide you with one. Just ask if you need one.

9-Contact the art staff and tell them that you are done. This would be Patt and she will look and see who is open for artwork at that time.

10-Finalize the pics for your story. Patt does this.

11-Make all necessary revisions on your story, Patt will put the picture as the cover art.

12-Add to your story, at the top before the story begins, the name you want on the story, the email addy you would like feedback to go to, a brief (one sentence if you can) summary (Jim meets an intersting man at the laundromat.) and author's acknowledgements (Thanks to So-and-so for the beta. Dedicate this story to my cat). You get the idea.

For example:

The Big Dog
Lisa, Duncan's Twin
summary: Blair meets a big dog.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to my dog, Scooby. Dedicated to the gerbils.

13-Send your complete story with all requirements from #11, to Patt.

14-We'll contact you to let you know if everything is okay and then you will be given a chance to see the finished product to see if there are any mistakes to be corrected.

15-This time the ezine will be coming out to the public by May 31st, 2010.

Any questions? :)
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