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    • By Myr
      Who can participate in the Gay Authors Anthologies?
      Everyone!
      Details can always be found in the Anthology forum, that all author groups have access to:
      https://gayauthors.org/forums/forum/48-gay-authors-anthology/
       
    • By Myr
      Each year, Gay Authors sets a number of themes for stories.  Typically, there are 4 themes during the year.  An author writes a story that is related to that theme and the story is posted as group with the anthology. 
      These are GA sponsored events.
      More extensive details can be found here in the Anthology Forum:
       
    • By Sam Wyer
      Hi
       
      Can there be a single place to track/organise/link to/or otherwise collate the current (structured) opportunities for engagement with GA?  For example, today, there’s (at least) the Halloween writing competition open for judging, the 2018 novella contest, and the anthology theme voting all open, but it’s not ‘easy’ to know that, or find them all.
      Of course you can use the search box, but then, you’d have to already know they existed in order to search for them, and even then, it’s not massively intuitive to get to the ‘right’ post.  I’m sure that all of these things have appeared on the front page previously, but quite understandably, they also ‘fall off’ relatively quickly and before the respective events are over.
       
      Sam
       
      Edit: I realise that every such new feature requires time and effort to implement, and for something like this, ongoing effort to maintain.  I think I’m a relatively engaged user of GA, and I’d happily volunteer some time if I can help.
    • By Cia
      How can I announce my story?
      You don't have to. The site system will automatically post an update in the recent updates sidebars, the home page if you have over 200 likes, and anyone who follows your story or you as an author will get a notification. Your story is also moved to the top of your story listing on your profile.    
      There is a large author community on GA, and a lot of stories. How do I make my work stand out and get reads?
      Make use of the various author events available: 
      Weekly prompts: Create a flash collection story and then make use of the prompts to inspire short pieces that you can post direct links to in the Prompts forum and possibly get a feature in the weekly Wrap Up site blog. Anthologies: GA does several anthologies each year with specific themes. Each event has specialized rules, but all the stories are released on the same day and promoted on the site blog and forums. This is a good way to get dedicated anthology readers to see your work if they might not otherwise.  Contests: Every so often GA will host anonymous short story, novella, or novel contests for readers to enjoy. These get a lot of site promotion, and there's a chance of winning a prize.  Premium: GA purchases stories of various lengths to post chapters on a weekly basis for our Premium subscribers. Anyone can submit a story for consideration, but the stories must be well-edited. *Submission is not a guarantee of purchase*  
      Make use of the various ways to engage readers:
      Always reply to comments and reviews left on your stories.  Post a story sample/excerpt in the Sneak Peeks forum prior to posting a story to garner and gauge interest.  Post a topic in the Stories Discussion forum to engage readers, post pictures, ask questions to a general readership, share links to inspirational items (music, images, etc--do not post copyrighted material) Add a link in your personal signature, or a graphic that acts as a link Mention your chapter or story update in a status update  
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