Thanks so much for joining. I've been thinking a little bit about some things that we can do with this group, and since this is a community I thought I'd ask you all. Here are some of the ideas I had:
-Mini writing contests about topics relating to next-generation/culturally-relevant lit. Prizes: being a guest writer on our blog, exposure, people thinking you're a smart person, etc.
-Full-blown fiction writing contests. Prizes: publication by RP.
-For us: a place to discover up-and-coming young writers. For you: a place to be discovered.
Do any/all/none of these interest you?
Thanks again. Tell your friends.
These all sound good, Andrew. A question or two though...
With the writing contests, what sort of medium are we talking? Replacement is focused on longer works, so were you planning on having novel-length contests? Otherwise I'm not sure how shorter works would pan out, unless you're thinking short story collections.
Do you only want fiction?
We'd probably do a writing contest if we decided to do a young writers anthology or something like that. At this point we're just brainstorming.
Yeah, all interesting. And there are various ways to host a contest too that could suit your mission. It wouldn't have to just be send us your best short story. Potentially interesting compilations could materialize out of a good theme or concept.
Replacement Press is a small literary publisher with two goals: to publish work by young and emerging writers, the voices of the next generation; and to promote culturally-relevant stories, fiction that pertains somehow to the many challenges our world faces and that tells us what it's like to live and come of age in that world.
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