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  1. Okay, so approximately two and half months ago my part of the world shut down. Public transport became empty, restaurants shut down, doctor offices closed, and life as we knew it came to a standstill. My job also closed but I was lucky, the pay kept rolling in. Then a month and a half in the company furloughed all part-timers and 20% of the full timers. However, once again I was lucky and the pay keeps coming in. They decided last week to reopen. We are paid for 36 hours and any hours we actually work we get an addition $2 an hour for. I am not complaining. After three years of health issues, I have been blessed not to catch this. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean everything has been great. Back in November my dad began to complain about his sense of smell. He was going to see his doctor and a lung specialist. He had been put on a nebulizer and figure that might be the issue. February rolls around and he heads to see the vein doctor and again is having issues and mentions it. The vein doctor suggests dad go see a nose, throat, and ear specialist. Enter Covid 19 and the close down. The second to last week of May, dad wakes me at one am. He is in deep pain, in his eyes. I call his eye doctor, who calls back before two am and has us meet her at her office. She states dad has an infection in his eyes, prescribes meds, is grateful that we listened and didn't take a chance to expose dad to covid by going to the hospital. Woman is a saint of a doctor. We feel things are looking up. The last week of May he finally gets to see the doctor for the nose. He finds my dad's nose has a lot of growths and has basically sealed the left nostril and part of the right. He doesn't do that surgery any more. He sends Dad for tests and an associate who works 30 minutes away, towards the city. The second Doctor sees the growths but also believes he spots a tumor and wants us to see a brain surgeon and go for better testing. The test was last Wednesday. There is a tumor growing behind the nasal passage, warping the bone between the nasal passage and the eye socket. However the brain surgeon is in Great Neck, minutes from NYC and has my dad panicked. He wrote the first doctor back begging him to do the surgery. He stated he doesn't handle that. He agreed to find him another doctor to handle the growths, not the tumor, and he is going to have them removed this Thursday. He wants to cancel the consultation with the brain surgeon on Friday. Meanwhile I am now stressed out, eating things I should not, and trying hard to just keep myself going. I was lucky to have two beautiful people help with a story I'd written for the Anthology but never managed to get fixed in time. I'll get it up when I can. Just didn't want things to crash and burn but they did. Wish me luck. At 81 my Dad is stubborn and a trip into NYC probably isn't going to happen.
  2. Just a reminder to authors... you have until Nov 15 to submit your Fall 2019 Anthologies! For this month, we will be doing 3 weeks of of Winter 2013 Anthologies. "Recipe for Disaster"
  3. I promise i have been writing. I am so happy to announce that I have completed a story for each of the Fall Anthologies. Yes, not writing, not hoping to finish. They are COMPLETE! I have also have finally finished what should have been part of the Halloween Hunt celebration Cia put together. (Yes, all the admins work their butts off for these special projects.) However, my timing was off and guess what is nearly complete on the first of November. Right,my Halloween story. Oh well. I'll be looking for a beta and editor for it. So as soon as these are out of my hands I'm on to a Christmas story and the new story (Next Chapter). See not posting 'til complete and edited. So still writing. Just wanted everyone to know I'm still here and not just creating the prompts. Lol.
  4. October is upon us and it is time for another month of Flashbacks! But first, authors, please make sure you are working on the anthologies due November 15th! (see above) Without further ado, here is October 2019's Anthology Flashback. We are going back to Fall of 2014 with the them of Scars!
  5. We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology. During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme. This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box. The final set of 5 stories:
  6. We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology. During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme. This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box. The third set of 5 stories:
  7. We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology. During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme. This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box. The second 5 stories:
  8. Myr

    What is an Anthology?

    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:
  9. We are bringing back our Anthology Thursday features! Each month, we'll do a flashback to a previous Anthology. During that month, we'll feature each of the stories from that theme. This month, we're jumping back to the Fall of 2013 and the theme of Pandora's Box. The first 5 stories: Please help us out by reading and reviewing these stories.
  10. So, personally I've had to deal with some changes. I've had all sorts of issues and still dealing but fighting on. Two years ago I had two detached retinas and had surgery. Last year I ended up having a triple bypass. Add the end of a seven year relationship and things have been in a dark place. Decided I needed to focus on things I could do. First up is complete a story I left in limbo. Life changes was originally finished, but the computer I had died and then my life hit the wall. Anyway, I can't remember what I'd had originally so I just wrote a whole new ending. So the story is 8 chapters and an epilogue. Secondly, I'm finishing a story for the anthology. Seeon and company will be back for this story. With a topic like in the stars how could I ignore him. Third, Cia has a piece up about writing a story under the theme "Coming Out". Going to try and tackle that as well. Finally, working on a new story but won't even say anything til that sucker is complete. When it posts I want it all set with no delays
  11. Hi all, I'll start off by saying I'm healthy for the moment. Last year, it was detached retinas. This year, I had triple bypass surgery. Needless to say, I haven't been in a good place and writing was very sporadic if at all. I'm trying hard to make a comeback. Right now, I have finished a story for the fall/winter anthology which is being read and commented on, so yeah, something is done. The final chapter/epilogue for Jonas is written. Now it is waiting on me finding a beta and editor. Yes, the long wait is over. I have been writing a dragon shifter story. It was put off when a beta read it and we couldn't mesh. Took a while, but finally gone back to it and am determined to finish. Finally, writing on a story that was begun and was abandoned. It's not because I didn't like it, more like health issues stopped it, and to be honest, I forgot it completely. Anyway, in process of finishing the last three or four chapters. What i did have written was lost when my computer died at the time, so basically been trying to remember what i did, and recreate it. Sorry for delays, but think I might be ok for a bit. Anyone interested in beta or editor work, let me know.
  12. Take some time to check out our Fairy Tales Anthology from Spring 2007 In no particular order: Would you mind taking a few minutes to leave a review for our hardworking authors? For Authors! We'd also like to remind all authors that we have 4 Anthology themes for 2018 and a Novella Contest: Contests 2018 Summer Novella Anthology - Due April 15th, 2018 Anthologies 2018 Spring Anthology: Now or Never - Due May 15th 2018 Spring Anthology: Encounters - Due May 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Fight Back - Due Nov 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Good Intentions - Due Nov 15th
  13. This week we are promoting our Winter 2007 Anthology: Worth Fighting For. In no particular order: Be sure to read and review! For Authors! We'd also like to remind all authors that we have 4 Anthology themes for 2018 and a Novella Contest: Contests 2018 Summer Novella Anthology - Due April 15th, 2018 Anthologies 2018 Spring Anthology: Now or Never - Due May 15th 2018 Spring Anthology: Encounters - Due May 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Fight Back - Due Nov 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Good Intentions - Due Nov 15th
  14. As we head into the final days before Christmas 2017, it might be a great time to take a break from the hectic holiday season and reread some of our anthologies from Christmases Past. Our 2004 Christmas Anthology: https://www.gayauthors.org/stories/browse/category/7-2004-anthology-christmas/ Our 2006 Winter Anthology Blizzard Theme: https://www.gayauthors.org/stories/browse/category/11-winter-blizzard/ Our 2015 Secret Santa Short Story Contest: https://www.gayauthors.org/stories/browse/category/80-2015-secret-santa-short-story/ We'd also like to remind all authors that we have 4 Anthology themes for 2018 and a Novella Contest: Contests 2018 Summer Novella Anthology - Due April 15th, 2018 Anthologies 2018 Spring Anthology: Now or Never - Due May 15th 2018 Spring Anthology: Encounters - Due May 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Fight Back - Due Nov 15th 2018 Fall Anthology: Good Intentions - Due Nov 15th
  15. I know a lot of people have been looking forward to the release of the Fall Anthology. Luckily, the wait is over! Eleven stories have now been released for your enjoyment. I hope you find something you enjoy and don't forget to leave the author's a review to let them know what you think of their work! Thank you to all the Authors and their teams, the Anthology Proof Team for giving the stories a final polish, and Mann Ramblings for the Anthology banner! A special thank you to Valkyrie who took over pairing authors with members of the proof team. Thank you!! Willpower Northie Message Bringer C.T. Piatt What Happened to Mark Jay T Bugsy and Me Mikiesboy Big Boy Pants Headstall Brotherhood Valkyrie The Accident Defiance19 Living Next Door to Alex Caz Pedroso Before I Wake Puppilull Turnabout is Fair Fae Valkyrie Under the Surface jfalkon 2017 Fall Anthology Support Team Anthology Coordinator Renee Stevens Tech Support AJ Myr Proof Team Cia Rec Valkyrie craftingmom Parker Owens Anthology Banner Creation Mann Ramblings
  16. The theme of the 2017 Fall Anthology is The Fall Out and/or Secret Spaces Feel free to interpret these themes in any way you want. The anthologies are not exclusive, but inclusive, so don't worry if you think your entry has only a tangential link to the theme. If you are inspired, then write a short story, poem or play, and submit it. Please read these submission guidelines carefully. You may address these themes in any style or genre you choose. Be as creative as you want to be with the themes. However, please note that this anthology is an anthology of short stories. By definition, a short story must stand alone and not require reading a prior story. It therefore cannot be a chapter in a serial. Who may participate Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. However, submission to GA Stories requires that you be a member here at GA so you can be assigned as the author. If you have author status (which is free and you can get after five posts in the GA forums), you can submit stories. All authors who participate in the anthology will be entered into a drawing. The winner gets to choose which prize they would like: 1 Month Premium Membership 1 Month Ad Space - This can be used for a GA story, a published story, or your story collection $5 Credit to the GA ebook store Submission Guidelines Submission Date: November 15th, 2017 Please Note: Submission date is for submission to the Anthology Proof Team. Proofreads should take no more than 72 hours once you have been paired with a proofreader, if you have not received your story back within 72 hours, please contact Renee Stevens via PM. If you send your stories in within the last 48 hours of the deadline, you have 48 hours after receiving it back to upload it in order for it to be included in the Anthology. Non-Poetry No Story Limit: Each story submitted must meet quality and editing guidelines and only one story can be under 1,000 words. Each story posted as its own submission Minimum Word Count Per Story: 1,000 Maximum Word Count Per Story: 25,000 Poetry Up to five poems Posted as a single submission (a collection) Each poem posted as its own chapter Submission Procedure *Please read carefully* Once your story is complete and has gone through your beta and editing team, please complete the following steps: Contact Renee Stevens via PM. Include in the PM the following information: Title, original editor, genre, synopsis, word count, and excerpt in the body of the PM. Attach your story file. You will be paired with an editor from the Anthology Proof Team who will perform a final proof for the anthology and return the file to you. *Please Note: The Anthology Proof Team is not meant to take the place of an author’s normal editing team so all entries MUST be edited prior to contacting Renee Stevens.* Once you receive your proofed file, complete your edits and submit your story into GA Stories, for help, please read How do I upload my anthology entry into GA Stories? Make sure the story is unpublished by clicking BOTH the publish sliders, one for the chapter and one for the story itself Select “Fiction” as the category. It will be moved to the correct category by the anthology team. Mark your story as COMPLETE. Only completed stories are allowed in the anthologies Please note that once you submit a story it will NOT show up in your list of stories until the anthology has gone live. Copy the URL for your story and provide Renee Stevens with the URL via the announcement thread so that your submission may be checked to ensure it has been submitted correctly and meets submission guidelines. This also ensures that it will get moved to the anthology category. Please give the URL to the STORY page, not the chapter page. [*]Please do a visual check of your story once it has been uploaded to ensure that it uploaded correctly Extensions Occasionally things happen that prevent an author from meeting the deadline. If you should find yourself in such a predicament, PM Renee Stevens, before the deadline (not the day of or after), and something may be able to be worked out. Please contact Renee only if you need an extension; requests will only be considered when requested by the author personally. However, if the same author is consistently asking for extra time, extensions may no longer be granted for that particular author. Deadlines exist for a reason. The Anthology Team needs time to prep the anthology to go live and extensions, while occasionally warranted due to unforeseeable circumstances, add to the already hectic workload. If you have NOT made arrangements with Renee prior to the deadline, your Anthology will not be included. Please do not send a message the day an anthology is due requesting an extension, these will not be granted. You are welcome to post your story on your own and include a story note stating that it was originally meant to be part of the anthology. Story Titles Please do not use the anthology themes or your GA Username as a title. Be as original as you can. In case of duplicate titles within the anthology, we will request that titles be changed. Unacceptable entries & Content Warnings Entries that are obviously unedited (containing many errors), are overly graphic, or which are deemed to have unacceptable content will be either declined outright, or changes may be requested as a condition of entry. For information on what is considered to be unacceptable, please see the Story Content Rules FAQ. If you still have questions, ask. Please include a Content Warning in the story notes if your story contains sensitive content. Examples of sensitive content: abuse, especially graphic/extreme abuse or child abuse, in-scene graphic violence, suicide attempts/themes, allowable incest, etc... if you're unsure that your story falls within this type of content please alert Renee Stevens when you send the PM requesting the final proof. Previously posted stories (whether at GA or elsewhere) are not eligible for inclusion into the GA anthologies. Editing All entries MUST be edited prior to being sent to the Anthology Proof Team. If you need an editor, please visit the Writing Support Requests forum to request one. There are editors who prefer to edit only one shots, such as anthologies. Please make sure to state that your story is for the upcoming anthology. Also, please make sure to follow the guidelines when requesting an editor. Copyright As with all content in GA Stories, the rights remain with the individual authors. Your story will post with a simple 2017 copyright notice, using your GA user display name. If you have another preference (for example, a different name, or a Creative Commons license, or specific copyright wording you'd like to use), please include that with your submission. However, with this anthology, by submitting your story, you are giving GayAuthors.org first worldwide rights with 14 days exclusivity. What that means is you are giving GayAuthors.org permission to archive your story on its website, distribute it via RSS, kindle, iphone, ipad, eyeball…. And you agree not to publish it anywhere else for 2 weeks. If you later decide to post your story at another site, please mention at the beginning or end of the story that it was first published as part of the 2017 Gay Authors Fall Anthology: The Fall Out and/or Secret Spaces, and include a link back to GA if possible. If you have any questions, please contact Renee Stevens via PM or via the Anthology Blog or Forum.
  17. Sorry all, I know that we missed out on the February discussion day for the current anthology. Before we get started, a quick reminder that the deadline to get your votes in for the April Fool's Short Story Contest is 2:00 PM EST TODAY. The themes for the Spring anthology are Jagged Edges and Unintended Consequences and the deadline to get your story to the Anthology Proof Team is April 30th. So, let's get this discussion started! Feel free to answer any of the questions, all of the questions, and/or ask your own! Are you planning on participating in the 2017 Spring Anthology? Which of the two themes are you thinking about using? Have you started writing your anthology? If so, how far along are you? If you haven't already started, do you have an idea of what you want to write? Do you have your anthology planned out? Do you work from an outline or just write as you go? If you've already started, would you like to share anything about your story? If you've already submitted your story, are you planning a second story?
  18. It's time to start thinking about the first anthology of the year, the 2017 Spring Anthology. Whether you're just thinking about writing an anthology entry, or you've already started writing, we want to know! The themes for the Spring anthology are Jagged Edges and Unintended Consequences. So, let's get this discussion started! Feel free to answer any of the questions, all of the questions, and/or ask your own! Are you planning on participating in the 2017 Spring Anthology? Which of the two themes are you thinking about using? Have you started writing your anthology? If so, how far along are you? If you haven't already started, do you have an idea of what you want to write? Do you have your anthology planned out? Do you work from an outline or just write as you go? If you've already started, would you like to share anything about your story?
  19. The theme of the 2017 Spring Anthology is Jagged Edges and/or Unintended Consequences Feel free to interpret these themes in any way you want. The anthologies are not exclusive, but inclusive, so don't worry if you think your entry has only a tangential link to the theme. If you are inspired, then write a short story, poem or play, and submit it. Please read these submission guidelines carefully. You may address these themes in any style or genre you choose. Be as creative as you want to be with the themes. However, please note that this anthology is an anthology of short stories. By definition, a short story must stand alone and not require reading a prior story. It therefore cannot be a chapter in a serial. Who may participate Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. However, submission to GA Stories requires that you be a member here at GA so you can be assigned as the author. If you have author status (which is free and you can get after five posts in the GA forums), you can submit stories. All authors who participate in the anthology will be entered into a drawing. The winner gets to choose which prize they would like: 1 Month Premium Membership 1 Month Ad Space - This can be used for a GA story, a published story, or your story collection $5 Credit to the GA ebook store Submission Guidelines Submission Date: April 30th, 2017 Please Note: Submission date is for submission to the Anthology Proof Team. Proofreads should take no more than 72 hours once you have been paired with a proofreader, if you have not received your story back within 72 hours, please contact Renee Stevens via PM. If you send your stories in within the last 48 hours of the deadline, you have 48 hours after receiving it back to upload it in order for it to be included in the Anthology. Non-Poetry No Story Limit: Each story submitted must meet quality and editing guidelines Each story posted as its own submission Minimum Word Count Per Story: 1,000 Maximum Word Count Per Story: 25,000 Poetry Up to five poems Posted as a single submission (a collection) Each poem posted as its own chapter Submission Procedure *Please read carefully* Once your story is complete and has gone through your beta and editing team, please complete the following steps: Contact Renee Stevens via PM. Include in the PM the following information: Title, original editor, genre, synopsis, word count, and excerpt in the body of the PM. Attach your story file. You will be paired with an editor from the Anthology Proof Team who will perform a final proof for the anthology and return the file to you. *Please Note: The Anthology Proof Team is not meant to take the place of an author’s normal editing team so all entries MUST be edited prior to contacting Renee Stevens.* Once you receive your proofed file, complete your edits and submit your story into GA Stories, for help, please visit the FAQ. Make sure the story is unpublished by unchecking BOTH the publish boxes, one for the chapter and one for the story itself Select “Fiction” as the category. It will be moved to the correct category by the anthology team. Mark your story as COMPLETE. Only completed stories are allowed in the anthologies Please note that once you submit a story it will NOT show up in your list of stories until the anthology has gone live. Copy the URL for your story and provide Renee Stevens with the URL via the announcement thread so that your submission may be checked to ensure it has been submitted correctly and meets submission guidelines. This also ensures that it will get moved to the anthology category. Please give the URL to the STORY page, not the chapter page. [*]Please do a visual check of your story once it has been uploaded to ensure that it uploaded correctly Extensions Occasionally things happen that prevent an author from meeting the deadline. If you should find yourself in such a predicament, PM Renee Stevens, before the deadline (not the day of or after), and something may be able to be worked out. Please contact Renee only if you need an extension; requests will only be considered when requested by the author personally. However, if the same author is consistently asking for extra time, extensions may no longer be granted for that particular author. Deadlines exist for a reason. The Anthology Team needs time to prep the anthology to go live and extensions, while occasionally warranted due to unforeseeable circumstances, add to the already hectic workload. If you have NOT made arrangements with Renee prior to the deadline, your Anthology will not be included. You are welcome to post your story on your own and include a story note stating that it was originally meant to be part of the anthology. Story Titles Please do not use the anthology themes or your GA Username as a title. Be as original as you can. In case of duplicate titles within the anthology, we will request that titles be changed. Unacceptable entries & Content Warnings Entries that are obviously unedited (containing many errors), are overly graphic, or which are deemed to have unacceptable content will be either declined outright, or changes may be requested as a condition of entry. For information on what is considered to be unacceptable, please see the Story Content Rules FAQ. If you still have questions, ask. Please include a Content Warning in the story notes if your story contains sensitive content. Examples of sensitive content: abuse, especially graphic/extreme abuse or child abuse, in-scene graphic violence, suicide attempts/themes, allowable incest, etc... if you're unsure that your story Springs within this type of content please alert Renee Stevens when you send the PM requesting the final edit. Previously posted stories (whether at GA or elsewhere) are not eligible for inclusion into the GA anthologies. Editing All entries MUST be edited prior to being sent to the Anthology Proof Team. If you need an editor, please visit the Writing Support Requests forum to request one. There are editors who prefer to edit only one shots, such as anthologies. Please make sure to state that your story is for the upcoming anthology. Also, please make sure to follow the guidelines when requesting an editor. Copyright As with all content in GA Stories, the rights remain with the individual authors. Your story will post with a simple 2017 copyright notice, using your GA user display name. If you have another preference (for example, a different name, or a Creative Commons license, or specific copyright wording you'd like to use), please include that with your submission. However, with this anthology, by submitting your story, you are giving GayAuthors.org first worldwide rights with 14 days exclusivity. What that means is you are giving GayAuthors.org permission to archive your story on its website, distribute it via RSS, kindle, iphone, ipad, eyeball…. And you agree not to publish it anywhere else for 2 weeks. If you later decide to post your story at another site, please mention at the beginning or end of the story that it was first published as part of the 2017 Gay Authors Spring Anthology: Jagged Edges and/or Unintended Consequences, and include a link back to GA if possible. Contact Information We are now using the 'my media' system. Therefore when you post your story it generates a story in your media area. For you to interlink the forum thread and the story you have to create both. Some people do not want a forum thread. If you want one, create one. If you want the two linked, PM Renee Stevens and she can help you link the two. If you have any questions, please contact Renee Stevens via PM or via the Anthology Blog or Forum.
  20. As some know, I've been asked many times if we can redo past anthology themes. Since normally we don't use the same themes more than once, it was decided to do a special anthology using all of the Pre-2016 anthology themes, which we decided to call: Rewind. Authors could choose any past theme they wanted and write a 5,000 - 25,000 word story. Six authors took up the challenge and we now have a twelve story anthology for you, just in time for Christmas. Which seems fitting since there are a couple of Christmas stories in there! All authors who participated in the anthology were entered into a drawing as part of the author incentives. The winner gets to choose which prize they would like: 1 Month Premium Membership 1 Month Ad Space - This can be used for a GA story, a published story, or your story collection $5 Credit to the GA ebook store And the winner is Headstall (Pm me with your prize choice) On top of author incentives, we want to encourage readers to read and review the anthology entries. For each story a reader reviews, they will get one entry into the drawing. Reviews need to be more than just a "great story" or "I liked this". Share your thoughts with the author and you could win one of the following prizes: 1 Month Premium Membership $5 Credit to the GA ebook store If you'd like to better your chances, write me a blog review (200-500 words) on your favorite story from the anthology and I'll give you an extra 2 entries! Readers will have until January 6th to review stories and/or write a blog review. The winner will be announced in the Weekly Wrap Up on January 8th. Now, let's see what the authors came up with! (The original theme name has been included in italics) Bill's Christmas Gift comicfan Christmas Boxed In: A Christmas Story Headstall Blizzard / Christmas Daddy Issues Sasha Distan Friends & Enemies Faeries Anonymous Valkyrie Fairy Tales Family Matters Sasha Distan I'd Never Do That Finding Refuge Headstall Scars Maelstrom Valkyrie Blizzard Stepping Through the Mirror Headstall Living In The Shadows / Fairy Tales The Legend of Treehaven Woods Valkyrie Legend Trade Deals Sasha Distan A Night To Remember Voli Me Tangere aditus Fairy Tales / Ending & Beginnings Waiter. Waiter Cazpedroso A Night To Remember 2016 Special Anthology Support Team Anthology Coordinator Renee Stevens Tech Support AJ Proof Team Cia Rec Valkyrie craftingmom Parker Owens Anthology Banner Creation Mann Ramblings
  21. Well, it's the last discussion day before the Special Anthology is due. I can tell you, that as of right now, there are three entries with the proof team, and four have been submitted. Just a reminder, that the deadline is December 14th, so if you have a story you're working on for it, you still have time to finish up and get it submitted to the proof team. Now, a quick reminder as to the purpose of the proof team. The proof team is supposed to be the last edit/proof that is done on your story. Before it is submitted to the proof team, it should have gone through your editing and beta team and be ready to go. The proof team will only be doing a quick proof and once it's gone through them, and you've made the changes, it should be ready to post. There shouldn't be any need for it to go back through an author's editing team. Our current author list is: Valkyrie Comicfan Headstall Sasha Distan What does everyone want to discuss today? I'm thinking, that rather than me provide a list of questions to answer, maybe each person who comments can ask their own question (and of course answer their own question) so that we have a variety of questions for authors to consider.
  22. Hope everyone is ready for some new stories and poems! We had a great turnout for this anthology, and we have 17 new stories/poems for you to enjoy. If you checked out the "Double Check" post, you already know which authors and stories we have for you, but don't worry, I'll include them here as well! Before we get to that, we have a couple of things to take care of. In order to encourage authors to participate in the anthologies, we came up with some author incentives. All authors who participate in the anthology will be entered into a drawing. The winner gets to choose which prize they would like: 1 Month Premium Membership 1 Month Ad Space - This can be used for a GA story, a published story, or your story collection $5 Credit to the GA ebook store And the winner is Defiance19 (Pm me with your prize choice) On top of author incentives, we want to encourage readers to read and review the anthology entries. For each story a reader reviews, they will get one entry into the drawing. Reviews need to be more than just a "great story" or "I liked this". Share your thoughts with the author and you could win one of the following prizes: 1 Month Premium Membership $5 Credit to the GA ebook store If you'd like to better your chances, write me a blog review (200-500 words) on your favorite story from the anthology and I'll give you an extra 2 entries! Readers will have until November 26th to review stories and/or write a blog review. The winner will be announced in the Weekly Wrap Up on November 27th. Now let's see what stories we have for you!!! A Blind Spirit Emi GS A Gift for Mom Emi GS Angel and Imp: Where Angels Fear to Tread Timothy M Death Left Forgotten Cia Dirty Pool Headstall Finding the Line craftingmom His Father's Son Defiance19 Khalid and Kalil AC Benus Kisses CassieQ Lost and Found Valkyrie Oliver aditus Out of the Blue Puppilull Poetry Saga FA2016 Emi GS Reality Dreaming William King Stained Cole Matthews The Coroner's Lament Defiance19 The Unforgettable and the Unexpected jfalkon 2016 Fall Anthology Support Team Anthology Coordinator Renee Stevens Tech Support AJ Proof Team Cia Rec Valkyrie craftingmom Parker Owens Anthology Banner Creation Mann Ramblings
  23. Since the last discussion day focused entirely on the fall anthology, I thought we'd have a second one to focus on the special anthology. Remember that the special anthology is due to the proof team on December 15th and it includes all pre-2016 themes. For all those who kept asking about redoing a past theme, now is your chance. Make sure you read the announcement as the the word counts and guidelines are a little bit different from other anthologies. And it might not be a bad idea to get your entries in to the proof team early! If you're planning to participate in the anthology, I'm curious as to which theme(s) you've chosen for your entries. Have you started them yet and if so, how far along are you on your chosen theme(s). Does anyone want to share something about your entry? What's it about? How did you come up with the idea? Anything else you'd like to share? I really would like to see these anthology discussion days be something that everyone has some fun with, and with that in mind, does anyone have any ideas as to some fun things we can do with the anthology discussion days? Let's hear your thoughts!!!
  24. Hey authors! If you submitted a story to the anthology, please make sure it's listed below. If it's not, PM me! And hey, if you didn't submit a story for the anthology, then here's your chance for a sneak peek at what author's you will see when the anthology goes live. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! Yes, the links for the stories are included, but alas, you'll still have to wait to read em because the stories haven't gone live yet A Blind Spirit Emi GS A Gift for Mom Emi GS Angel and Imp: Where Angels Fear to Tread Timothy M Death Left Forgotten Cia Dirty Pool Headstall Finding the Line craftingmom His Father's Son Defiance19 Khalid and Kalil AC Benus Kisses CassieQ Lost and Found Valkyrie Oliver aditus Out of the Blue Puppilull Poetry Saga FA2016 Emi GS Reality Dreaming William King Stained Cole Matthews The Coroner's Lament Defiance19 The Unforgettable and the Unexpected jfalkon
  25. Welcome to this month's Anthology Discussion Day! A quick reminder that the deadline for submission to the fall anthology is rapidly approaching. The fall anthology themes are Blindsided and/or The Forgotten and is due on October 28th. We're going to do things a little different and have two discussion days this month. This first one is going to be solely on the fall anthology. I'm going to do without the questions this time and simply would like everyone to say where they are. If you've already submitted, then would you like to give us the blurb/description you used for your story? If you have any questions, now is the time to ask. If you want to share your experience in writing for this anthology, we'd love to hear it. Essentially, I want everyone to have fun with this discussion, all I ask is to please keep it on the topic of the 2016 Fall Anthology. I will be out of town until Saturday night, but Cia has promised to check in and answer any questions she can. What she can't answer, I'll answer when I get back!
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