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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #195 on: February 28, 2007, 07:59:16 PM »
So who/how/where do we officially submit a review?

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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #196 on: February 28, 2007, 08:29:52 PM »
There's a submit an article link on the front page of the site.  You're welcome to review anything we don't have up, if you want to review something we've already got a review for then it needs to be a significantly different point of view.  Also read the submission guidelines http://www.timewastersguide.com/view.php?id=530 and if you have any questions feel free to ask Nessa, SE or I and we'll help you out.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #197 on: February 28, 2007, 10:51:00 PM »
I can't remember what the status of needing reviews and things is.  I know we've been very heavy on book reviews lately, but I've been writing what amount to book reviews for my adolescent lit class, and several of the books are speculative, so I could easily tweak them and submit them if you're looking for book reviews.  Do we want them?
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #198 on: February 28, 2007, 11:08:22 PM »
of course.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #199 on: March 01, 2007, 02:52:24 AM »
I've been trying to limit book reviews to once a week (last week there were two because one was a fantasy, but the other a comic) so that it doesn't seem like so many and so they're spaced out. So submit as many as you want and they'll be posted, the order depending on what else is in the queue.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #200 on: March 12, 2007, 05:15:24 PM »
Ok, seriously people, there's nothing to post. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I posted one article last week (mine) and at this rate will only post one article this week (mine, again). I never intended to monopolize the front page, but you must admit, it's not my fault.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #201 on: March 12, 2007, 05:38:47 PM »
I've got a review of a board game that is almost complete. I'll submit it tonight.

I have two rpg reviews I'm trying to get written as well. Hopefully one article for next week and another for the week after that.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #202 on: March 12, 2007, 05:54:44 PM »
I will struggle to write 1 of my three planned articles tonight.

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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2007, 06:34:23 PM »
I submitted an article on Saturday, it should show up in your admin pannel under recent posted stuff.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #204 on: March 13, 2007, 11:12:55 PM »
I have a perfect book for MsFish to review for Geek Girl if she's up for it. Otherwise, is there a girl who might be interested in reviewing an advance copy of Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress: A Girl's Guide to D&D?

But like I said, I think this would be a perfect book for MsFish. I mean, how could she resist a book that starts out with a list like:

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Top 10 Myths about D&D

1. You need to speak with a British accent when playing
2. You have to play in a dark, dank basement in the home of someone's mother
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6. It will take the rest of your natural life to learn the rules
7. If you start playing D&D, your friends will abandon you and your subscription to match.com will mysteriously be deactivated
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9. You will start dressing like a musical theater major and insist on wearing leotards, capes, or turtlenecks

...and so forth. Lots of fun. Who shall I mail it to?

(Note: this book is aimed at girls like I was at one point--who have friends who might play, but don't play themselves, or who might have played a few times, or don't consider themselves the "gamer type." So if you don't game, you'll still find it a fun read.)
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #205 on: March 14, 2007, 12:14:05 AM »
If Fish doesn't want it, I'll read it.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #206 on: March 14, 2007, 08:20:22 AM »
Oooh!  I want, I want!  I might do a regular review, rather than a geek girl, depending on what I have to say about it and whether I feel like there's enough geek-girl style material, but I soooo would love to review it.

Oh, and Nessa, I haven't forgotten about the reviews I said I'd submit.  It's on my to-do list.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #207 on: March 14, 2007, 08:48:03 AM »
Cool, do what you want with it. I'll send it tomorrow. (I still think you'll love it for its Geek Girl-ness, but of course that's up to you to decide.)
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #208 on: March 14, 2007, 05:13:46 PM »
Stacer, since this is an advanced copy and something we'd be reviewing/talking about what's the time frame you have in mind or needed for this?  I'd hate to have you send us this and then not get to it for 4-5 months or put it out next month but then the book no come out for 6 months, that type of thing.
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Re: Call for Articles: Give us your love
« Reply #209 on: March 14, 2007, 07:15:15 PM »
It's being published in September, so a review anytime between now and then is fine. No rush, but also no worries if it comes out sooner, either. You'd just want to be sure to note when it'll be available in bookstores whenever the review runs. (That info is on the back of the ARC.)
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