Write Anything—eMergent Publishing
Come writers and critics/Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide/The chance won’t come again
Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-changin’
It’s funny—I write a column for this site every week, and the first time I’m asked to write something important, my mind goes blank.
Write Anything began over four years ago as Write Stuff, and whilst some of the names have remained the same (Karen, Dale) others have changed. We no longer have Matt or Carla, but we now have a Jodi and Annie. The name of the site changed. The look of the site changed.
Things change, with time. And it’s time for another change.
Speaking as both a regular columnist for Write Anything, and as a founding partner in eMergent Publishing, I am proud to announce that Write Anything and eMergent are joining forces.
So what does this mean for you, the readers?
Right now, nothing. For the next few months nothing will really change. The five regular columnists will continue posting their columns from Sunday to Thursday; there will still be a [Fiction] Friday.
But behind the scenes there will be changes. Huge changes. Some changes so big we haven’t even figured out how to implement them yet.
Amongst the planned changes are a new, magazine-like format for the site, with more posts per day, and more chances for you, the readers, to interact. Our regular columnists will be assuming new roles as Section Editors, and introducing new writers to our lineup.
And speaking of new writers—Write Anything wants YOU! If you would like to be considered for a position as a writer for the new Write Anything site then send an e-mail to paul[at]emergent-publishing[dot]com letting me know what forms or genres you specialise in, and we’ll be in touch with further details.
Change is inevitable. Change keeps things fresh and exciting. We hope you’ll stick around for the changes we have planned.
The new-look Write Anything will launch on 4 October 2010. Join us.
Just to add that if you do e-mail expressing your interest, please don’t be surprised or offended if you don’t hear back from me for the first week. I’ll be collating names, then getting back to people, unless you have specific questions that need answered, in which case I’ll be answer them asap.