CALL FOR WRITERS/PUBLISHERS/EDITORS! (Redux)
(Posting this once more; the responses & resulting interviews thus far have been really great & illuminating— & I can’t wait to hear from more of you.)
Many of you likely remember this post I made back in March regarding my grad school dissertation. In essence, I want to focus on Tumblr’s ever-evolving role in the online literary landscape. Due to the generosity of Tumblr editors (or, okay, maybe just the wonderful Matt), my post got featured in a number of categories. Over the following weeks, I received a flood of generous responses from people who offered to be interviewed. I set about making a massive spreadsheet listing contact information, blog URLs, genre, etc. I started up conversations with a few folks, then realized.. I WAS GETTING NOWHERE.
And the fault is mine. Though my post resulted in a large volume of responses, I had neglected to properly articulate my mission. The data I compiled, until that point, resembled one-dimensional survey results rather than material that could form the basis of an academic study. I want to thank everyone who contacted me, & [sheepishly] ask for the Tumblr writing community’s help once again, now that my goal is more refined. I’m compiling a new contacts list based on my own research & it would be wonderful to hear from you all, too.
The below list does not strictly apply to writers of any particular genre/style— & for that matter, I’d love to hear from editors & the like as well (if applicable.)
If any of the following applies to you or someone you know/a blog you follow, please get in touch!
- You received publishing opportunities— print or online freelance work, literary magazine solicitations, book deal, etc.— as a result of posting original work on a Tumblr blog.
- Due to Tumblr community feedback, you submitted work that had been posted on your blog (edits/revised versions OK!) & ended up being published.
- You self-published a chapbook, novel, etc. as a result of garnering a large following on Tumblr. (Edit: actually, if you’re ‘Tumblr-famous’— like, thousands of followers— & a writer who hasn’t self-published, I’d love to hear from you as well.)
- You run or work with a literary magazine that publishes content exclusively on Tumblr.
- You run or work with a literary magazine, small press, publishing company, etc. that publishes some content on Tumblr (interviews, essays, reviews, whatever) that you do not make available [for free] anywhere else.
- You are an established writer (loosely defined as someone who has published extensively/has some level of name-recognition within a non-Tumblr literary community) who has a Tumblr account, if only to interact with fans/other writers.
Please contact me via my Ask box or (preferably) via email: alinapleskova[at]gmail.com. Thank you!