Call For Writers *Update*

A reminder to those of you inclined to scribe your polysyllabic mirth into digital literature and infect a captive audience with your viral musings, that the GWJ search for writers continues. The best start for penning a submission is to not write like I did in the last sentence. Seriously, I'm this close to firing myself.

Nearly twenty submissions so far on a broad range of topics. I've very much enjoyed reading what has been sent, and enjoyed even more sitting upon my high-horse in damning judgment over all of you. It's a perk of the job. There is a remarkable talent pool in which you all seem to swim, and the articles have generally been of a higher standard than I might have expected. A final decision on two new writers will probably prove quite difficult.

The submission deadline remains May 1st, though we will probably begin to make some decisions into and through the weekend. See here for details on how and what to submit.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your fantastic articles!

Comments

Mine will be in your box soon, which means the choosing will become much easier.

So, on may 2nd, there may be a really awesome set of threads where everyone else posts theirs? As I decided to pass, as even if by some twist of fate I was chosen, I have no future content in mind, at least up to GWJ standards.

So, on may 2nd, there may be a really awesome set of threads where everyone else posts theirs?

I'll post mine if im not selected, and you all should have it in your inbox this afternoon.

Hey, I submitted an article and never in my wildest dreams would I think that I was one of the best writers in this community. It simply came down to the fact that I love to write. I love for people to read what I wrote and give me feed back. I love to get up on the hill with the tribal stick and speak my opinion and to make people laugh or think. I don't think I will be one of the next writers for GWJ, but, it would be a disservice to my own passions if I hadn't submitted one. Basically, if I hadn't tried at all, I would have cheated myself of the opportunity and that would have haunted me every time I read the front page. At least this way I know I tried and the better man won and I can always try again.

Don't rob yourself of the chance guys.

/inspirational speech

Elysium wrote:
The best start for penning a submission is to not write like I did in the last sentence.

Aarrgh! Split infinitives, how they burn!!

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:
Hey, I submitted an article and never in my wildest dreams would I think that I was one of the best writers in this community. It simply came down to the fact that I love to write. I love for people to read what I wrote and give me feed back. I love to get up on the hill with the tribal stick and speak my opinion and to make people laugh or think. I don't think I will be one of the next writers for GWJ, but, it would be a disservice to my own passions if I hadn't submitted one. Basically, if I hadn't tried at all, I would have cheated myself of the opportunity and that would have haunted me every time I read the front page. At least this way I know I tried and the better man won and I can always try again.

Don't rob yourself of the chance guys.

/inspirational speech

What he said.

Grot wrote:
I'll post mine if im not selected,

Oh, and that too. I had too much fun writing it to not share my work, rough though it may be, even if I am not selected to be one of the illustrious two.

Just sent mine in. I'm shaking like a little girl.

*grin*

Not to seem like a goob, but should we expect some sort of simple "thanks for the submission" email? I'm concerned about whether mine made it all the way through the big bad internet.

Confirmations were sent out to all who I have received submissions from this evening.

Sent mine in! Good luck everybody!

I e-mailed my submission around ten o'clock Thursday evening, well after Elysium's post regarding the batch of notifications that were sent. Like Grot, I find myself fretting about the possibility that there may have been complications during transmission. Can I expect a confirmation between now and the swiftly approaching deadline?

I ask because I'd really hate to miss this opportunity, especially after I surprised myself by mustering the chutzpah to submit anything in the first place. A response would also go a long way toward easing my nerves.

I, too, would like to wish the best to all those who applied. I think it's pretty safe to say that regardless of who's chosen, the visitors to GWJ will be the true beneficiaries. This is one of those rare situations where the term 'win-win' is truly appropriate!

I HAVE ARTICLE WILL YOU BE FRIEND?

Edit: actually sent a while ago, hopefully before deadline.

I remember writing a quick post wishing everyone the best of luck in getting the positions, but I don't see it. Either it didn't go through correctly or I've gone insane. My money is on the second option.

Anywho, once again, the best of luck to all the submitted articles.

dejanzie wrote:
So, on may 2nd, there may be a really awesome set of threads where everyone else posts theirs?

:drool:

And....?