Now i’m off to look at envelopes and get more posters printed.
God I know how to live it up on my days off.
Right we’ve been pretty busy lately so I figured i’d give you all an update.
Firstly, i’ve been promoting in the local area and have also managed to find two potential stockists for the anthology in Chester and Liverpool. However, we have a favour to ask of you all; if your local library has a noticeboard we would appreciate it if you’d request a poster from us and ask them to put it up. Also, though the response through Tumblr has been brilliant we’re increasing promotion through Twitter and Facebook. If you have either of those accounts please promote the project. The more interest we get, the more potential readers for your work.
We’ve decided that as well as having print copies of the anthology available we’re going to publish through Kindle. It’s apparently how the cool kids read these days, though I have one so i’m not sure if ‘cool’ is the right word…
I’m currently writing some example submissions which Luke will illustrate when he gets back from his travels. Once they’re uploaded we hope it will help you all to see what we’re aiming to do with this project.
We’re working on something very important that will definitely be of interest to writers not from the UK. Once we’ve smoothed it all out we’ll be posting an announcement on all of our sites. Watch this space.
An old university tutor of mine who runs his own anthology and has several books published has sent us an email this week. He’s promoted the project to his contacts and sent us a poem for inclusion in the first issue of PIYE. I mention this to demonstrate that we’re taking this project seriously and it’s a very real chance to get your work ‘out there’.
It should give you an idea of the sort of work we’re looking for and how it’ll all look once Luke works his magic.
I’ll be online throughout the day so if you need any questions answering (or just fancy a chat) feel free to drop by our ask box.
Please note that anyone who puts ‘Twilight’ will be pelted with dungbombs.
I jest… I don’t have any dungbombs.
Again thank you for all your support you have given to us so far. It has been really quite brilliant so far, considering we have only been up and running for a few days; however to us this has been going for a lot longer due to all our planning and so on. So again thank you and spread the word.
More updates will be happening in the coming weeks, as we have said be it about Non-UK submissions, genre types, and so on.
One update we have done today has been editing the background so it now has the dates of the deadlines for issue one. We do not yet have the date set for when the published piece will be ready to download or order but with this being our first issue we don’t want to set a date and then run into trouble, at least not until I have come to a happy decision about the layout and placing of the magazine.
Thank you, it’s so nice to hear our little idea is liked. Ah don’t worry, you may have a chance to get involved with the project sometime soon, keep an eye out for updates. I think Brits pride themselves on their humour so let’s hope it shows through in this anthology!
P.S. I’m answering publicly because it made me smile.
Luke and I appreciate the interest you’ve all shown in our anthology and would love to involve you all.
Currently we are still only accepting UK submissions HOWEVER (this is a big however) we are working on ways to open it up to all in the near future.
We’ll keep you all well informed of any changes, don’t worry.
They make for very interesting bedtime reading!
Remember; if you have any questions regarding the genre or length of your work - email us or use our ask box.
That’s a wee bit crazy as we’ve only been up and running for two days.
Followbacks for everyone of course.
Hey, thank you for your interest. What genre do you normally write for? I know we have specified sci-fi, fantasy and horror but we will accept anything a bit quirky if we like it. We’ll be posting some example pieces over the next week which might help you get a feel for what we’re trying to achieve.
Thank you for all the submissions, reblogs, followers, and kind words so far.
We are still tweaking parts of the site and information but we will keep you updated via twitter, facebook, etc if anything drastic happens.
I have added some new pages that will hopefully answer some of the questions you may have. Again these are still being added to from time to time when situations change so don’t be alarmed if you notice something new or such.
We will also be uploading examples of work/layout of the book etc in a few days which will help give you an idea of what we are after and what we will be doing with the submitted work.
The PIYE team are calling it a night after a very successful day of promoting and responding to submissions. We still can’t believe how excellent the response has been so thank you all and keep at it!
The website is still being tweaked so if there’s anything you spot please bring it to our attention so we can fix it.
Keep the submissions and queries coming, Luke or I will be online again tomorrow to reply to you.
Goodnight, sleep well writers.
Hey, we’ve been getting a lot of messages like this so i’ll answer it publicly. We’re only taking submissions from the UK at the moment as that is what we initially set out to do. However, we’ve been getting a lot of interest from non-UK writers so we’re looking into opening it up sometime soon. All updates will be posted on our blog, Twitter and Facebook so keep an eye on them.
Thanks for your interest!
Submit it anyway!
Seriously, have a little faith in your work guys. I know as writers we are all notoriously critical of our own work but step back and give it a chance.
We are thoroughly enjoying the submissions we have already and can’t wait to read more of them so get sending!