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My Newsletter Is Here!

Hello family, friends, and fans! 

It’s the last Monday of the month, so that means I owe you a newsletter. If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, you can do so here. You’ll receive a welcome message, though I can’t guarantee that you’ll receive this week’s update, as I am moving my newsletter to email sign-ups only. 

If you want an example of the kinds of things you’ll receive in my newsletter, you can check out my post: January 2020: Newsletter Example.

Again, you can sign up for my newsletter here

It’s once monthly, sent on the last Monday of each month. I will never spam your inboxes because I know how annoying that is an how cluttered everything gets.  

Thanks for supporting me on this journey to become an author! I can’t thank you enough for your support!

Posted in Updates, Write of Passion News

Write of Passion Literary Journal Will be a Publishing Company!

Some of you may have checked out my pet project that started in November 2018, Write of Passion Literary Journal. If not, you can check it out at writeofpassion.com. We are nearing our fourth issue, coming out on February 1st, 2020. It’s romance themed, and we have some great stories and poems lined up. 

If any of you are interested in submitting a short story or a poem for our mythology issue, please visit the website above for more information. The important dates tab will allow you to see upcoming themes and deadlines. We only read during the open submissions periods which are in February, May, August, and November. The 10th through 25th of each of these months are when we are open for business. 

If you are accepted, please respond to your email and return the copyright form, give us a short biography, and communicate with your editor to approve all edits made. If each of these steps are skipped, we can’t publish you. 

The copyright form basically says that you agree to let us have first publishing rights (in other words, you didn’t publish any of it on your blog, website, or social media accounts or any other publications) and we have exclusive rights to it for the first six months, after which the rights will return to the author. This means that you can absolutely publish it somewhere else after those first six months are up.

We can’t pay you for your story right now, but we are working towards that end. 

Speaking of working towards that end, the team of the journal has recently expressed to me that they would like to turn the journal into a publishing company. 

Right now, we are still ironing out the details on what submissions and other aspects of the process will look like. We are not ready for submissions yet, but I will absolutely tell you when we are. 

We are starting an indiegogo campaign in April 2020 so we can raise some funds in order to start the company and get some books out there and some money to pay for the advances, the cover designs, the printing and shipping costs, etc. 

What is the mission of Write of Passion Publishing? 

We want to publish books and short stories by up-and-coming, diverse, and marginalized authors, and to put quality literature in the hands of the masses. Stories by these authors are vital and we want to see them published with respect both to the authors and to the readers. With Write of Passion, you are not just a nameless face. You’re a friend. 

There will be more information about this coming your way in the next few months, so keep an eye out. 

Thank you for supporting me on this exciting journey!