And Now, a Message from Our Sponsor…

Hey everybody! Jove here. Every once in a while, Andi and I like to pop up here and share some general thoughts on the administrative side of Women and Words. In other words, we want y’all to be well informed about our comings and goings. In that vein, here are some highlights:

Guest Blogs

As I’m sure most of you know, Sunday is our designated day for guest bloggers. That’s not to say, however, that it is the ONLY day we host guests. Sometimes we like to toss out a curve ball and include a guest on a Friday. Or a Tuesday. Or even a random Wednesday. Really, any day is fair game.

The important part is for y’all to know how to request a guest blog slot. If you’re an author (or a reader) and you have something to share with the Women and Words community, click on the tab at the top that says “BE OUR GUEST.” Fill out that handy-dandy form and hit send. Your message will then magically be transformed into an email in my (Jove’s) inbox. As the keeper of the schedule (see how fancy that makes me sound?), I’ll contact you to arrange a date and provide you with the guidelines.

Simple as that!

Coming Attractions and New Releases

Once a month, my illustrious partner in crime, Andi Marquette, puts together a list of releases for the current month, along with a list of upcoming releases for the following month. She is quite fabulous and does a great job chasing this information down. However, she is not omniscient (close, but not quite). If you are an indie author (or know of an indie release), let us know what you’ve got going on in the world of publishing. To do that, all you have to do is click on the tab up top labeled “CONTACT.” Fill out that form with all the info on your new release and it will go right into Andi’s inbox. She’ll totally hook you up.

Call for Submissions

Periodically, I’ll go out and gather the current calls for submissions. You can find them under the corresponding tab in the menu above. If you are a publisher or editor, and you have a current call for submissions, please drop Andi or I a line and let us know. You can use the “CONTACT” tab above, or you could do something totally crazy and email me directly at jovebelle at gmail dot com.

Free Reads

One of my absolute favorite thing is to stumble across a website that includes free short stories. The “FREE READS” tab includes those that I’ve chased down and documented here. If you happen across something (or if you happen to write something), please share the love with the rest of the class. Send me a link and I’ll post it (assuming, of course, that it’s appropriate for our audience).

T-shirts

Yes, it’s true! You can order your very own Women and Words T-shirt. Click on the appropriate tab above and fill out the form. The multi-talented Jessie Chandler will send out an email to confirm receipt of your order and to also figure out the payment part of things. Then, she’ll print up your T-shirt and send it your way. As a reminder, the profits from these sales go to a designated charity. Currently, we’re donating the funds to the Golden Crown Literary Society.

Advertise

And, finally, we recently added the option for folks to advertise with us. For the small, small fee of $5, you get a lovely ad on our website for a period of one month. Why so cheap? Well, the answer is quite simple. We’re not interested in making Women and Words into a money making venture. We chose $5 because that will give us a bit of money to help offset the cost of The Hootenanny, our twelve-day giveaway event in December. We want to be able to give away more stuff to y’all!

That’s it, folks! Let us know if there’s something else you’d like to see us do here at Women and Words. If it’s relevant, safe, and sane, we’ll give it our consideration.

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