Sunday, February 05, 2006

 

requesting entries for storyblogging carnival xxxviii


I will be hosting the upcoming Storyblogging Carnival on 13 Feb 2006. Unless I lost count, it should be number XXXVIII. Deadline for entries is a minute before midnight, Friday 10 Feb 2006. If you'd like to participate, please e-mail your story submissions to me at sheyajoie ~at~ yahoo ~dot~ com (or post in my comments), including the following information:

* Name of your blog
* URL of your blog
* Title of the story
* URL for the blog entry where the story is posted
* (OPTIONAL) Author's name
* (OPTIONAL) A suggested rating for adult content (G, PG, PG-13, R)
* A word count
* A short blurb describing the story

And now, cribbing from Donald S Crankshaw of 'Back of the Envelope,' the founder of SBC:

The post may be of any age, from a week old to years old. More detailed information follows (same as always):

1. The story or excerpt submitted must be posted on-line as a blog entry, and while fiction is preferred, non-fiction storytelling is acceptable.
2. 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.
3. You may either send a complete story, a story in progress, or a lengthy excerpt. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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. [Note: When Donald says others may not be so lenient, he is thinking of yours truly ~sjy.] 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 other hosts to be similarly polite.
6. 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. Finally, I appreciate folks promoting the carnival on their own blogs, and I'm always looking for bloggers willing to host future carnivals.


Looking forward to your wonderful entries. And, Doc - please, more Ink Magic!

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