Possible Tuesday Night Guest Posts

1 year ago | DrewHayes (Member)

Hey folks! I’m posting today because one of my serials, Corpies, is going to be ending within the next month or so. Currently Corpies fills my Tuesday night slot between Super Powereds chapters, and a few weeks after it ends I’m going to start up a new SP spin-off to replace it.

My original plan was to leave Tuesday night empty while I did prep work and built a buffer on the new project, but I started to think this might be a cool opportunity to share the readership around and let some fellow serialists do guest posts, if they were interested. So, this is pretty much to test the waters and see if that’s something anyone would want to do. If so, cool! If not, well no harm checking.

The Details:
I’d be looking for a maximum of six (if more people want to participate then those who seem like the best fits will get the slots) to run in the empty Corpies spot at a rate of one-per-week. Your serial doesn’t need to be about superheroes, I know the web-serial community has a lot to offer and this seems like a great chance to show off writers from all manner of genres. Ideally I’d like the participants to have been posting for at least a year, or have a large amount of content, so the readers have a substantial amount to dig into. That’s just a general guideline though, as I’d look at everything on a case-by-case basis to be fair.

Not sure if this is something up anyone’s alley, but it seemed like it had the potential to be fun, so please post below to let me know if you’re interested. Or if you have suggestions for how to fill the time in case this doesn’t pan out. While I don’t mind having the spots run empty during the change, I’d of course rather do something to make it entertaining for the readers.

Super Powereds & Corpies
http://www.DrewHayesNovels.com/

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  1. Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    This looks like a lot of fun! I'm interested.

    I've just got one question. Would the guest post be a new standalone story from the world of our serial, or something else? I'm not 100% sure what the guest post is supposed to be.

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  2. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Would it have to be completely new? I ask because I have a lot of material available, but much it's been published before.

  3. DrewHayes (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I wouldn't say it needs to be new, though having been on both sides of guest posts the best migration numbers usually come from stuff that best fits the situation, rather than a first chapter or a generic "check it out" post. I'd say you're best off with anything that you feel puts your best foot forward and hopefully makes people want to read more of your stuff. Blog, short story, whatever makes a good first impression.

    Super Powereds & Corpies
    http://www.DrewHayesNovels.com/
  4. Syphax (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Corpies is ending so soon? Damn it.

    I already hopped on the April Fools reader spreading train last year with Corpies, but if you'll have me again I'd be interested.

  5. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Cool. I'd be interested--though I'd probably do a blog post as it would be easier than a story.

  6. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    This's precisely up my alley. I understand if my lack of posts is a problem, but I'd just love to throw my hat in the ring for this. In the future I was planning on doing a thread similar to this one, but asking if anyone would be interested in doing tie ins or guest chapters on my serial. Since you said you were doing a case by case basis, you should take a look at my sig link, because this is what my serial is kind of built for. Not that it needs to tie in to your work, that can be extremely disruptive. Just have a look.

    Like I said though, I'm fine with a reject, but I'd be excited to participate.

    CHOSEN SHACKLES The screen is running static. Face your shadow.
    DIRGE The light is dying. Hold your breath and go gently.
  7. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I'm interested! I couldn't do the April fools exchange this time around because March would have been a bad time for me (publication of 2 books in April), but this is something I could work on now. How many words would be a good fit?

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  8. ClearMadness (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I also would like to participate.Guest posts are a great idea. I'll have to do something similar soon as well.

    I've only been around for a few months, but my serial is well over 100,000 words now. My story is dark fantasy story about goblins, but if I were to do this I would probably want to write an original short story in your universe.

    That way I could post it on my site as well and link back to you.

    Author of The Iron Teeth, a online dark fantasy story.
  9. Marnie S (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I'm definitely interested! Antlers' intermission chapters are all standalone short stories of 1000-3000 words so I could potentially use one of those, if that's the length you're looking for.

  10. Patrick Rochefort (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Sure, I can probably put something together. I'm already fond of little stand-alone stories within the From Winter's Ashes universe. :3

    From Winter's Ashes: A Detective with nothing left to lose, against a Necromancer with a world to gain.
  11. Dennis N. Santana (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    I'd be interested, though I will admit to being sort of ignorant of your projects Drew, so if you'd rather have the spot going to a fan or someone you know better, I would understand. The Solstice War is a historical military fantasy set in a WW2-inspired universe. It's been running for two years now and has 52 multi-part chapters (and one 14-part side-story). I'm pretty sure I've hit well over a million words by now.

    I can write a stand-alone short. I've had some ideas kicking around I haven't had a place to implement.

  12. mathtans (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Like others, I'll agree this does sound interesting and fun. Though as Dennis said above, I'm also not really familiar with your work, plus unlike some others I already signed onto the "April Fool" thing... so if there's no fit here, that's fine too. Granted, depending on the timelines, I'd have some time to research in February (the way I did for last year's "Fool"). And I'd likely be aiming for newish material, depending on whether 'time travel', 'multiverse station' or 'personified math' is any sort of fit.

    Writing a Time Travel serial: http://mathtans.wordpress.com
    Writer of the personification of math serial: http://www.mathtans.ca
  13. Shaeor (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Sorry for the whiplash, but I'd like to withdraw my hat from the ring.

    http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/full-circle?replies=1#post-22170

    CHOSEN SHACKLES The screen is running static. Face your shadow.
    DIRGE The light is dying. Hold your breath and go gently.
  14. DrewHayes (Member)

    Posted 1 year ago

    Thanks for the input everyone! Looks like there's at least enough interest to pull off the idea. I should probably make a Google Doc or something to track those who are interested, so I'm off to go get started on that.

    Super Powereds & Corpies
    http://www.DrewHayesNovels.com/
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