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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 4, 2012 - 11:40pm

No, I'm not one of those people who signs up for the forums and then disappears. I've actually been very busy working on Spark: A Creative Anthology, which you may remember from my introduction thread.

A few things I'm excited about:

  1. An article about Spark on Yahoo! News called “Spark: A Creative Anthology” to Pay Pro Rates to Emerging Writers (picked up from a press release I wrote).
  2. Cover artist selected for Volume I! Aaron John Gregory will be creating original art for our inaugural volume, so anything previously submitted (or submitted from here on out) is now being considered for Volume IV.
  3. 370 unsolicited manuscripts & proposals in just two and a half months! (We're actually reviewing applications we received for two First Reader positions to help us keep up.)
  4. A great Project Update video uploaded to the Kickstarter Project and to YouTube.

Thanks to all who have been so welcoming as I ease into this community, and especially to those who have already shown their support for Spark (either by backing or submitting!)

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 4, 2012 - 11:42pm

I tried to include a link to the Yahoo! News article, but it triggered the spam filter.

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines December 5, 2012 - 6:02am

I am excited by all of those things as well. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books December 5, 2012 - 10:47am

Bump for ya! Cool stuff happening for you guys.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 5, 2012 - 11:15am

Are you still taking submissions, Spark Editor?

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 5, 2012 - 11:28am

Are you still taking submissions, Spark Editor?

 

Yes! See our submission schedule for details. There's currently no submission fee for our "early" submission window; December 15th starts our "late" submission window; and of course we'll start it all again for Volume II beginning in February.

http://SparkAnthology.org/submission-schedule/

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons December 5, 2012 - 11:39am

This is awesome. I'm trying to decide if I have something ready to submit. Thanks for doing this. 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons December 5, 2012 - 11:44am

I just signed up on Kickstarter. Will this still keep being published if you don't reach your goal? 

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 5, 2012 - 11:50am

Do you take simultaneous submissions, ye olde Spark editor? I've checked your site and saw nothing specific against it, so...

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 5, 2012 - 11:51am

Disregard the above query--just found it.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 5, 2012 - 11:56am

I meant MULTIPLE submissions?

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 5, 2012 - 12:14pm

I pledged to the kickstarter.

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. December 5, 2012 - 12:37pm

Awesome, will be submitting something soon.

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 5, 2012 - 1:53pm

Dino Parenti asked:

I meant MULTIPLE submissions?

As it happens, I have an FAQ entry addressing just that very topic!

http://sparkanthology.org/faq/multiple-submissions/

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 5, 2012 - 1:57pm

Excellent, Spark editor. Thanks. 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz December 5, 2012 - 2:30pm

Nice work! I'm not sure I have anything ready for a Dec 15 submission but I sure as hell better have something for Feb. 

In any case, I hope some of our LitReactors make it in print and I will most certainly buy a copy.

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GG_Silverman from Seattle December 6, 2012 - 5:23pm

Super cool. Love it when people create new ventures in writing!

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep December 7, 2012 - 11:03am

How exciting!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 7, 2012 - 11:07am

Covewriter brought up an interesting question that I didn't see answered. 

 

Will this still be published if you don't reach your goal (Kickstarter)?

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep December 7, 2012 - 11:07am

I kicked it :)

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Brian Lewis from Sacramento, California, now living in Riverton, Utah is reading hundreds of submissions to "Spark: A Creative Anthology" December 7, 2012 - 10:05pm

Will this still be published if you don't reach your goal (Kickstarter)?

Yes! Absolutely yes!

The only thing the Kickstarter affects is whether I pay all costs from my own pocket (and therefore only pay semi-pro rates) or have startup costs covered (and pay all contributors pro rates).

Please freely share this Open Letter To Our Friends and read my recent "Ask the Editor" interview series with Tina Pollick.

I kicked it :)

Thank you! That's so awesome! 

We've got about 12 hours left and we've reached about 31% of our goal ... yikes! I guess I'll be doing a lot of pavement-pounding in the morning.