The blog is growing so, assuming we’re all still here tomorrow, look for more great things coming in 2013. Starting in January, I’ll have a regular contributor posting about paranormal romance every Sunday. I can’t wait for you to meet her!
Another thing I’d like to add is a regular REVIEWS feature. I love to share excitement over great books, and I worked really hard this year to post a good number of book recommendations, but I’m not comfortable considering myself a reviewer and I never have time to get to all the great SFRs being published. I’m also being contacted more often with requests for reviews of books, radio dramas, short films, web TV, you name it.
So, I’m looking for help. Please help me spread the word. For those of you who like the blog as it is, don’t worry. This will still be my place to hang out so I’ll be here with regular posts, book recommendations, and stirring up discussions.
WHAT I NEED
One or more people willing to contribute one or more review(s) each month. This could include:
- Science Fiction Romance (futuristic, cyberpunk, space opera, etc…)
- Paranormal Romance
- SciFi or Books
- Other SciFi Media (audio drama, short film, etc)
Note: I’d also love to have a contributor to do author interviews once or twice a month and one to do SciFi movie themed recommendations. Just contact me directly now to discuss.
WHAT YOU NEED
Ability to write reviews that are honest and entertaining, but not malicious or mean-spirited. This does NOT mean you can’t write a critical review, just that you should keep criticism informative rather than sensational or inflammatory.
Basic knowledge of WordPress or a willingness to learn.
Must be willing to write original reviews and keep the full text version of the review exclusive to SGLSF. I have no problem with and encourage you to excerpt or write a shortened version to post elsewhere, such as amazon, goodreads, or your own blog.
A willingness to protect authors’ rights. You’d be asked not to resell or distribute any books provided by authors or publishers.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
The blog is currently not a money-making proposition, so I can’t pay reviewers. What I can do is provide the books and or materials to review and the freedom to decide whether or not to review a particular book. I would never ask anyone to read a book they have no interest in.
Exposure or anonymity. I’ll post your bio (or a reviewer pseudonym) and links (optional) on one of the main site pages and contributor links in the sidebar.
HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM
If this all sounds like fun to you, send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Email address
- Types of things you’d be willing to review
- Link to you current website or blog, if you have one
- A little about yourself and why you want to review