Teemings : Back in Business Again

Okay … we’re tanned, we’re rested, we’re ready.

After taking a little hiatus, Teemings : The Online E-zine of the Straight Dope Community is back in business again, and we’re looking for your contributions.

We’ll still be featuring our regular gang of contributors; Scylla, Cal Meacham and MandaJo. (Fenris, sadly has had to beg off for the time being.) But it’s your submissions that really make Teemings what it is.

If you have questions about what we’re looking for, take a look at our Introduction and the Editorial Guidelines.

Don’t be shy! we really want to hear from you. Your stuff is probably a lot better than you think it is. We’ve seen very little writing from the Teeming Millions that we’ve rejected.

In other news, we’ve opened a Teemings Store! This is just to offset the cost of the server space and the domain name registration. Any leftover proceeds will be contributed to the American Red Cross.

There is also a chance that through the store we will be offering bound versions of past issues. That’s still up in the air, and once again any proceeds will be going to charity. I’m also looking at the possibility of offering
What if “The Lord of the Rings” had been written by someone else … as a bound version for charity. We’ll keep you posted on that.

E-mail for submissions is Eutychus55@att.net. Show us what you’ve got!

Well, my Christmas Shopping is done.

Thanks for kick starting this again, Euty. Your hard work is definitely appreciated.

Woohoo! Store!

(what, no steins?)

Is this the really dirty stuff? Maybe we could have a Teemings After Dark bound edition.

No steins but they have a honking big coffee cup. :cool:

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I’m glad the teeming is back I always enjoyed it. Sob Sob that Fenris won’t be about though!

Spavined: Yeah but the company (CafePress) offers a lot of products, including kick ass steins. They’re huge and heavy and have a gold rim and they are totally neato-keeno-boss.

Well, that explains how I got stuff in…:wink:

Seriously, I know how hard you all work. Thanks! It’s really a great 'zine.

What? No Teeming panties?!?

They do have both panties and thongs. Come on Euty… put them in there! ;D

My submission is sent in… I’ve been debating on whether or not to send this in ever since Teemings was started…

yay!! I’ll have to look thru some of my stuff and see what I’m willing to share. What’s the deadline?

I’m glad Teemings is back. Many thanks for the work put into it. Euty and Co. deserve a lot of credit for doing all this work free fer nuthin’ and we should support and encourage their efforts by submitting stuff.

Odd that so many people say how much they appreciate Teemings, yet so few contribute.

C’mon, folks, let’s see those submissions!

Well! Now we’re just going to see how strict the “Editorial Guidelines” are. Heh.

I’m stoked! Euty, I take back all the ugly things I said about you.

::runs home to get crackin’ on next submission::

There, I have submitted something. I’m not a great writer. Hopefully, it doesn’t stink. I’ve never had anything published.

“Teemings” thongs and panties … Hmmm …

I suppose in order to hold to the high standards that we’ve set for ourselves I’d need some sort of photographic proof that this type of item was being actually used. :wink:

The stein … that’s doable. I’m sure we’ll be adding more items as we go along. What the heck … it’s not like we have to stock the stuff or anything.

And remember … it’s for a good cause!

Okay, I think I’ve used up my quota of ellipses for the day.

We’re already getting some good stuff coming in. For those of you who aren’t familiar with what we do or how we run things, let me give you just a few general ideas. You send what you have to us. Initially, you’ll get the form letter that just tells you we’ve recieved it. Most likely, if your piece is complete dreck, you’ll hear back from us within a few days. I’ll try to give you some ideas on how it could be improved if I can. As much as I have the time, I’ll work with you to whip a piece into shape but don’t send in a halfway done item thinking that either I or my lovely harem of proofreaders and editors will do the work for you.

(Yeah, just ask Biggirl about that. She wrote a lovely piece about romance books which I asked her to expand a little on and then I promptly went and lost her expansion.)

Your piece then sits on my hard drive while I decide what to do with it. Ideally, I’d like to get a good backlog of writings so we don’t have to sweat it out seeing if we have enough to make a full issue. That means that you may not see your piece in print right away but may be on hold for a future issue. As I said, I tend to send rejection letters right away, so if you don’t get one within a week, your piece is probably on the pile waiting to be used.

That means that techincally we don’t have a deadline except for the next issue. You can send in your work pretty much anytime. We’re shooting for the next issue to come out on May 1st. The deadline for submissions for this issue will be a month beforehand, on April 1st. I know that seems like a long way away, but that will give everbody a chance to get all their ducks in a row and get things together properly. Besides, my divorce will be final right around then and this seems like a good way to celebrate. :wink:

While I’m at it, I want to give a big salute to all the people who have lent a hand and their skills with this. DavidB was my co-editor and co-developer of Teemings when we first got the idea to do it. Chrisctp was our first graphics co-ordinator but left when real life began to intrude. **Gaudere ** has since been doing our graphics for both the main issues and Teemings Extras as well. Chef Troy jumped into the editorial and proofreading shoes when DavidB left to do other things, and was joined by Persephone as an assistant editor soon after. Chef Troy wandered away to concentrate on other things and Persephone has stepped into his waders, now assisted by Juniper200.

Thanks to all of you. The success of Teemings owes everything to your hard work.

Speaking of which, I know I’m a little…well, let’s just say “relaxed,” when it comes to getting the stuff back in a reasonable amount of time. But was it really necessary to send a eunuch to stand over me menacingly until I’m done? I mean, he doesn’t even help with the housework.

Well, if you don’t mind a stray testicle poking out, I guess I could send you a jpeg or two.