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Createspace Sponsorship, PVP updates, and email list settings

From: Geoff
Sent on: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:42 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have some updates I'd like to share with you all below:

Palo Verde Pages

Just a reminder about submitting stories or poems for the Palo Verde Pages ? After they have been workshopped, you can submit the stories to me at any time at [address removed]. At this point, I am able to accept most formats. Once I receive them, I will reply with confirmation that I have received it, and what issue it will be considered for. There may be a delay depending on when I check my email, or if I don?t know you, I may verify that you have had the piece workshopped with one of the moderators.

Also, please let me know if you would like to vote on submissions. We don't let editors vote on their own submissions, so we like to pull in other members to help out when a lot of editors have submitted stories or poems. (This sunday and next sunday we will be voting)

The next issue will likely be available on time, October 1st.

Sponsorship and Accounts for the CPWW and EVWW

I have accepted a 2 month sponsorship from for both the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop and the East Valley Writing Workshop.

Createspace is an amazon company dedicated to helping writers self publish their own book. It has options for getting feedback, creating covers, publishing resources, seminars, etc.

They have a simple system for generating your ISBN number for your book as well. (You will notice the ISSN number on the next issue of the Palo Verde Pages - I had to fill out this utterly confusing form and send in a physical copy to the library of congress etc). I use Amazon tools to publish the magazine for the kindle, and I feel I can recommend them.

Now of course, I?m plugging createspace because they are paying the bill for me, but I do think this could be a useful tool for some of you. As always, if you believe that you can get signed on with a commercial publisher, by all means I recommend it (Use their marketing machine!). Self publishing the PVP is not a money making scheme, although we?re officially even in costs now. I love that our magazine is part of the community, and now I no longer have to subsidize it.

As for the sponsorship, there will actually be a small credit ($125) after I pay the next meetup bill. This will remain in the CPWW/EVWW account to be used by the group or to pay future bills. I will NEVER charge a membership fee, but it is nice when I don't have to pay the expenses out of pocket :).

Group Email Rules, and taking yourself off the email list

I usually only send out a handful of group emails a year, but if you do not wish to get these, please visit your profile on meetup, and change your email or membership settings for this group. If you do not know how, please visit the meetup FAQs at I?m not very friendly when people ask me if I can do this that or the other on their account, because I do not have the authority, nor do I have the time to manage 400 individual accounts!

Also, I do not approve mass emails from anyone else to the group, unless I find that they have something extraordinarily important to say. (I get 15 requests a month to send out an email to everyone advertising classes, workshops, etc. that cost $$) Here?s the ground rules. If you are part of another group (Like the acting guild) and want to collaborate, please post it on the landing page or put it up on the message board. If you have an event that you?d like your meetup friends to come, the same rules apply. If you want to advertize your $300 writing class, pay the next meetup bill I get.

Have a wonderful evening and thank you for being a part of our group!


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