“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.
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.
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.