Need some volunteers to help with the submissions queue

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  1. Rhythm (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I took the liberty of sending you the link on the specified account, Shaeor. I hope that's alright, Chris.

  2. Rhodeworks (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I'm just popping into this thread to clarify something I noticed on one of the recent listings. Threadbare's listing links to RoyalRoad, but that seems like it conflicts with the note on the submissions page that listings here shouldn't point to large sites with their own extensive communities?

  3. JohnCalliganWrites (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I started reading them today. Sorry, the project slipped my mind.

    I checked on three of them today. I'll try to get a few every day.

    All three I read haven't been updated in a month, but I'm not sure that means they are abandoned? I haven't updated mine in a couple months, but I plan to get back to it after I finish this novel and send it.

  4. unice5656 (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    @Rhodeworks, there are multiple listings on WFG that are linked to RRL, including mine. RRL was way smaller 4 years ago and passed through that rule. There was a thread a couple months ago asking people's opinions on continue to accept them, but I'm not sure if any actual ruling came out of that.

  5. Rhythm (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    As far as I can tell, the basic decision is that RRL fics will continue to be fine until they aren't. Optimally, this site does like, twenty new listings a month, and the real fear is getting flooded by authors from sites that do like, a thousand new stories a day. A slow drip gives each writer a better chance to be noticed, and gives the queue checking guys a chance to get through it all. So RoyalRoad is fine, because it isn't flooding WFG... yet. Feel free to let me know if I got any of that wrong, Chris.

  6. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    I have a time frame blocked out for saturday to work on it.

  7. Stable (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    What kind of limits should we be looking for in terms of story quality? I'm mean, there's plenty of poorly written stories out there, but should we list them anyway unless they are really dire?

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  8. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Hi Stable,

    In general, I try to imagine a new reader arriving at WFG, skeptical that this online fiction thing can possibly be worth anything. Would I be okay with the story being the first thing they click through on from the WFG home page.

    I try to cut new stories a lot of slack, but if they are anywhere near that borderline, I don't lose sleep about saying no.

    Chris

  9. Stable (Member)

    Posted 2 months ago

    Great, thanks for the clarification.

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  10. Kraken Attacken (Member)

    Posted 1 month ago

    I would like to help out here as well even though I'm new...but there would be conflict of interest with my novel being in the queue as well.

    I can wait till my story's made it out of the queue, then I'd like to get in on helping out, if that's OK.

    Author of: The Ascendant Age - Currently Ongoing
    https://ascendentage.wordpress.com
  11. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 1 month ago

    Hi all,

    By way of status update, we've so far processed about 20 submissions (mostly rejections) from the backlog. Thanks to everyone who has helped out so far (particularly Rhythm, who jumped in early and got things going). We no longer have any 2017 submissions in the queue!

    Of course, the spreadsheet still has about 50 entries in it, with another 15 waiting to be added. I'd like to see if we can get through 20 of them this week, which will get us through January. How is everyone's schedule, this week? Can we manage it?

    Chris

  12. JohnCalliganWrites (Member)

    Posted 1 month ago

    I'll hit it tonight and tomorrow, promise.

  13. Stable (Member)

    Posted 1 month ago

    That's 14 between me and JC, so 6 left for someone else. :)

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  14. Chris Poirier (Moderator)

    Posted 1 month ago

    Thanks John and Stable! Processed most of them. 5 more and we're through January!

  15. smatthews65 (Member)

    Posted 1 month ago

    If you could let me know what all is involved, I probably have a little time. Wasn't long ago that my submission was approved...seems only fitting I do what I can to help out.

    Mists of Kel Doran Online Novel
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