So today we got our first submissions! Danny and I are so excited we can hardly contain ourselves. We thought this awesome news deserved an awesome update. Clearly, you guys are working hard to meet our September 16th deadline (keep those submissions coming!!). We wanted to let you know what we're up to, too!
1. Website Stuff. This has been our main focus. We've been working on creating images/labels for the different pages we're going to have, as well as researching the best place to register the domain/set up the site. We're even possibly going to a seminar hosted by Google to help small businesses, etc set up websites and network. It's an exciting time, but also full of new obstacles and stresses. It has definitely been a learning experience.
2. Submissions. Yay submissions!! This site won't work without you guys. Now that we have our first submissions rolling in, we'll be working on our slight edits, and figuring out the best way to organize them. Plus! Danny and I have both been working on our own pieces to contribute the first edition. After all, we're aspiring writers too. We can't wait to hear what you guys have to say!
3. Tips and Tricks. For each edition, there will be one or two articles posted on the site, full of lots of information about all things pertaining to writers. We're also looking for publishers AND published authors to interview, so if you fall into either of those categories and would like some free publicity, contact us! We'd love to pick your brain.
4. Spreading the Word. We're a new site, but we want as many people to know about us as possible! We can only do so much, so tell your writer-friends to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. These sites are our main form of communication - we post updates, advice from past authors, inspirational quotes, and much much more. Check us out!
That's all for now. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget!! Our first deadline is September 16th! Our first publication will be October 1st!
It's been an exciting adventure so far. We can't wait it takes us, in the future.
Starving Pen Co-Founder