Saturday, November 27, 2004
coming soon ~ to a blog near you ~ storyblogging carnival VII
I am very nervous about this, having never hosted a carnival before. Hey, I wasn't even blogging three months ago!
I will be hosting Storyblogging Carnival VII, which will be up online for your perusal (I sincerely hope!) on Monday, Dec 6th. Entries need to be in, then, by midnight Friday, Dec 3rd. If you would like me to include a story you have on your blog, please email me at sheyajoie ~at~ yahoo ~dot~ com, or leave me a note in the comments area of this post.
I will need the following information:
- the name of your blog,
- the URL of your blog,
- the title of the story,
- the URL of the story,
- the author's name (optional),
- a 'sensitivity' rating (G, PG, PG-13, R) (optional),
- a word count, and
- a short blurb describing the story.
The post containing the story may be of any age.
And now, the rest of the guidlines, which I have shamelessly lifted from Donald Crankshaw's 'Back of the Envelope' (the originator of this carnival):
The story or excerpt submitted must be posted on-line as a blog entry, and while fiction is preferred, non-fiction storytelling is acceptable.
The story can be any length, but the Carnival will list them in order of length, from shortest to longest, and include a word count for each one.
You may either send a complete story, a story in progress, or a lengthy excerpt. By lengthy excerpt, I mean that it should be a significant portion of the story, at least 10% of the whole thing. You should indicate the word count for both the excerpt and the complete story in the submission, and you should say how the reader can find more of the story in the post itself.
If the story spans multiple posts, each post should contain a link to the beginning of the story, and a link to the next post. You may submit the whole story, the first post, or, if you've previously submitted earlier posts to the Carnival, the next post which you have not submitted. Please indicate the length of the entire story, as well as the portion which you are submitting.
The host has sole discretion to decide whether the story will be included or not, or whether to indicate that the story has pornographic or graphically violent content. The ratings for the story will be decided by the host. I expect I'll be pretty lenient on that sort of thing, but I have some limits, and others may draw the line elsewhere. Aside from noting potentially offensive content, while I may say nice things about stories I like, I won't be panning anyone's work. I expect future hosts to be similarly polite.
The story may be the blogger's own or posted with permission, but if it is not his own work he should gain permission from the author before submitting to the Carnival.
If you'd like to be added to the e-mail list, please let me know. Also, feel free to advertise the carnival on your own blog.
Looking forward to your entries.