A Modest Proposal

Kenneth Quinnell of T. Rex’s Guide to Life is proposing a very good idea: a group blog dedicated to the non-political writing many of us do in our free time—poetry, short stories, novels, etc. KQ says:

A group of us should get together and create our own online magazine for the purpose of publishing our fiction, poetry, drama and other literary works. Theoretically, we would push it in the direction of becoming a legitimate publication that amateur writers would submit stuff to and the like, maybe we'd even appear in literary market and things like that. We could also include articles and essays on literature, reviews, and stuff about getting published or the art of writing. We would run the show and we could take advantage of something we're all familiar with, blogging software, in order to organize and run the site.

If you are interested in this idea, I'm thinking we would have a very open-ended project with no particular commitment to regular publishing. If you have something, you publish it, if not, you don't. But if you did, you'd have an audience. I'd even want a comments section on my stories, although some authors might not. I think MT can handle such a thing, right?

So, who's interested?

If this is something in which you’d like to participate, leave a comment here or at T. Rex, or send Kenneth an email.

I personally love the idea of serialized novels. It’s so Dickensian! (Or, for fans of modern lit, so Bridget Jones!)

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