January 24th, 2011


Update: 2011 Rose & Bay Awards

The Rose & Bay Awards honor excellence in cyberfunded creativity. If you're new to this project, please visit the 2011 landing page to learn more.

These are our handlers and categories.  Nominations are currently open.  The nomination period runs through the end of January, so you have just over a week left.

Art: [info]itew Nominate art!
Fiction: [info]eseme Nominate fiction!
Poetry: [info]xjenavivex Nominate poetry!
Webcomic: [info]ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics!
Other Project: [info]xjenavivex Nominate others!
Patron: [info]xjenavivex Nominate patrons!

So far we have this many nominations:
Art -- 6
Fiction -- 12
Poetry -- 4
Webcomics -- 8
Other Project -- 8
Patron -- 9

We still need nominations for all categories, though we got several new nominations over the past week.  Poetry and Art are still on the low side.  Come on, folks, there are hundreds  of Webcomic and Fiction projects out there.  Creators, make sure your audience members know about your eligibility.  You should also be nominating your patrons in the Patron category ... *poke with sharp stick* remember they put the FUND in crowdfunding.  

If you have not yet posted about the Rose and Bay Awards, please help us boost the signal.  Thanks to all the people who have been helping with signal boosts!  I think that is raising our participation.  Keep up the good work.

Monday Update 1-24-11

These are some posts from the later part of last week, in case you missed them:

Poetry Submissions
Torn World Seeks Advertising Intern (update: This position is crowdfunded.)
Expanded Horizons
Torn Tongue: Verb/Adverb Agreement
Another Glimpse of "Genius"
Review of "Prismatica"

Update for the Rose & Bay Awards has been posted in my journal and over on crowdfunding.  You have just over a week to nominate, if you haven't already done so.

Keep an eye on torn_world this week.  Our science-fantasy shared world has enough material for a new post every day on the main site, and there will be updates on the community.

The next Poetry Fishbowl will be Tuesday, Feb. 1 with a theme of "Vision and Sight."

One epic is currently open for sponsorship. "A Periodic Table of Elementals" is ahead of production.  This is science fantasy.

Commission Control funding update

ellenmillion has recently announced that Commission Control is fully funded for its base site.  Now open is crowdfunding for the payment tracking & escrow services option.  Future possibilities include services for writing as well as artwork, so I really hope that people respond favorably to this project.  Meanwhile if you are an artist or looking to hire one, check it out.

Sample Scrapbooked Poems 1-24-11

Here are some pictures of poems that I have scrapbooked recently.  If you look on my Poetry Fishbowl landing page, you'll find links to other samples and a general description of my scrapbooked poetry option.  (Full-size photos are available in my LJ scrapbook file.)   This is something I can do with my fishbowl poems or other stuff if you want a tangible copy.

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