Sunday, January 28, 2007

Getting a writing contest launched

The mechanics of launching a writing contest seemed to be pretty first. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the contest announcement was pushed up two weeks. That crash project pretty much drained our spare cycles, but we got the press release out on January 21 for release on January 24th. The time consuming part was working out the rules of the contest, finding judges who are willing and available, and getting the website updated to accept both the fee and the electronic submissions. Given the paper flow in the office, we will soon be going to electronic submission for all subs. Our current challenge is figuring out how to get the contest announced at the various writing conferences.

Meanwhile, we're wrapped up in cover design and copyediting for the first two books. We hope those will go to press in March.

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