Have you ever wanted to see your work published? Do you want to get a taste of what it’s like to be edited? Feel like getting a rejection letter? . . . What? No to that last one? Well, we’ll see about that, but otherwise we have an exciting project to pitch to you today.
At Ober.net we’re slowly directing our talents towards guiding and aiding those in their creative pursuits (whatever they may be). Writersmerge
has already been bubbling away with activity over the last couple of years as we’ve plodded away at our own personal projects and goals, so to further inspire and motivate that work we have come up with the Anthology Project.
That’s right, to coincide with Obernewtyn.net's 15th anniversary, we're now accepting submissions! The plan is to put together our own Anthology over the course of a year, starting from the site's anniversary in September, running brainstorms and workshops and critique sessions to help you all out (and maybe teach you something new) as we go. Accepted submissions will then be edited and compiled into a lovely little eBook which will be sold here on Obernet, any proceeds made going towards helping our lovely MoOs pay for the site.
You’ll be able to submit poetry and prose, and for the more visual arty types, the cover design will be handled over in Artistsmerge
. If you’re not sure you want to submit any writing, there will be a chance to get onto the editing committee (where you can sit behind your desk with steepled fingers and judge everyone instead—because this is exactly what editors do, I can assure you) and there will be plenty of other stuff during the year that you can contribute to as well.
Basically this will be one big long group project that you will be able to bring your own unique and exciting ideas to (also hopefully your words), and so as a group project, it’s important to get your voices heard at every stage of the project.
So what are your thoughts on this idea? Is this something you’d want to partake in? Themes we could go for
If you have any ideas you’d like to add before we officially begin in September, we’d love to hear them and incorporate them if we can! Head over to the General Discussion
thread to take part in the planning!