Friday, May 21, 2010

Our First WriteGirl Donation

Happy Friday, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we got the first check from Lulu publishing with the profits from our first quarter Genre Wars sales. Thanks to all of you writers and readers, the Literary Lab will be donating $200 to WriteGirl, and already we've had more sales in the following quarter!

Scott, Michelle, and I are discussing our next Genre Wars contest and (at least in my opinion) we've got some great ideas that will encourage confidence and freedom of expression in this next batch of stories. We're going to have a preview announcement around June 1st to give everyone plenty of prep time. Together with this, we may also make the first Genre Wars anthology available as a pdf to try and raise a little bit more money for WriteGirl.

Thanks so very, very much to everyone who participated in Genre Wars Volume 1: all the contest entrants, all the people who submitted cover ideas, Becca for making sure all entries were anonymous, and all the readers!

12 comments:

  1. That's great. I'm glad it's continuing.

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  2. Wow, that's great news. Congrats!

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  3. Thanks Lois and Sun Singer. We didn't really know what to expect for our first contest, and I'm glad we have some money to donate as a result!

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  4. Nice work! I may participate in your next contest.

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  5. I think our first contest was a great success for a first contest! I hope this next round really makes a stir, though. I guess we'll see!

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  6. Genie, I think you're a great writer. I'd love it if you participated in our next contest. See if you like the idea when we get around to announcing it next month.

    Michelle, Like the first contest, I'm nervous and excited about our next one!

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  7. Wow! That is really fantastic!!! Great job!!

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  8. Congrats on the success of the first contest, and I look forward to the upcoming contest. You guys were hinting like crazy about it on a recent blog post.

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  9. Stephanie, thanks a lot!

    Crimey...heh heh...sorry. I think I was getting a little too excited about it. The fact is, we still have a lot of things to work out. I just have trouble containing myself.

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  10. O.K. I'm game. Bring it on.

    And, by the way, congrats on the donation.

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  11. Chuck, it would be wonderful if you participated. I've appreciated your comments here.

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  12. Thanks for the update. Congratulations.

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