This is a reminder that story rough drafts are due August 1.
Please email your story in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
. You will need to pick three to five scenes that you would like illustrated, and include the page numbers and a brief copy and paste of those scenes in your email. The stories will be posted anonymously, so that no biases occur, and everyone, well known writers as well as new writers, will have an equal opportunity for art. Consequently, please don't bother crediting beta readers or other identifying individuals. Anything that can identify you will just be removed from the doc.
Artists will be choosing which story or stories to illustrate based on the scenes you choose, as well as a detailed summary
. Please put some thought into the summary. It will be what attracts an artist to your story.
Further, note that stories will be made available to artists August 2nd. There are no extensions, and while the stories posted will be rough drafts, they do need to have at least 50,000 words.
You are welcome to change your stories until the final deadline, which is October 1. I'm well aware that they are roughs. However, you need to consider that if you delete a scene, it may have already been illustrated. You are providing scene suggestions to the artists, but they are not limited to those scenes.
Finally, I've already had some requests from artists that would like to start making art right away. If you are confident that you'll finish your rough in time for the deadline, you're welcome to post your summary in the comments so that some artists can start planning and creating art before the actual stories are posted.
You have one more month! Good luck!
ETA: I now realize that replying with your summary defeats the purpose of anonymous posting. So if you post your summary in the comments, it'll be screened.