The 'A Little Bit of Girl Time' Short Story Collection was created with two purposes in mind: to provide quality transformation and transgender content and to act as a fundraiser for the Rachel's Haven community. In the past month, fourteen authors endeavored to create thirteen stories. Each story was edited by the publisher, a cover created, and compiled as an ebook for easy access anywhere someone might be. Each author gave their work freely so that all the proceeds from any sales would benefit Rachel's Haven.
So here's the deal;
As many are aware, the Haven is attempting something new with our fundraising by creating a product to be sold offsite, and to potentially anyone who considers TG/TF and interest (see thread [url=http://www.rachelshaven.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=41&topic=70781.0]Calling all Writers: Haven Short Story Collection looking for submissions[/url]for more info). But with this medium a cover is required.
So why turn to our resident artists? Well, it comes down to making sure what will go on sale is 100% legal. We need to know we have the right to use anything within the collection, and that applies to the artwork as well as the stories themselves. For that reason we can't just grab random images off the web.
So, as the plan is that each story will be sold separately as well as in a discounted collection we'll need a cover for each in order to put it up for sale. To try to maintain some consistency final covers will be black and white, even if it's sent to me in color. As each story goes through editing, I'll place enough info to create a cover to match the story.
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As you're no doubt aware the Haven Quarterly became a big part of this site's fundraising for more than a year under the completely amazing guidance of Steffie. However, since life made her slip away from here we've been continually running into obstacles in producing an issue without her. Though Issue 5 is not yet dead, my own situation opens the doors wide for a completely different path.
Everyone round here tends to enjoy a good story or several, and while there have been a few TF/TG novellas produced and sold, there are very, very few collections of them from a variety of authors. I see this as a challenge to us, a challenge to produce a collection or several and place them for sale with the proceeds going to the Haven whether it be sold on Amazon, Lulu, or Barnes and Noble.
Now, what we're looking for is stories of at least 5000 words in length, preferably something new and never before seen, however existing works will also be considered as we are going to hit a market that may never have seen them. The collection will be sold under the Haven Bookworks publishing label, with each story being sold separately as well as in a volume of collected works at a discount. Stories will be credited as authored by either a pen name of your choice or your real name if you choose. Keep in mind this collection will be sold off of the Haven to individuals who may never have heard of this community.
Editing will be provided by the publisher in order to ensure quality of content, but feel free to have a trusted friend run through it first if you like. Edited copy will be provided to each author. Don't worry about font, font size, or any other formatting as it will be standardized for the book.
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