The New Authors’ Fellowship launched on January 15, 2010. Within just a couple weeks all the featured authors that you have come to enjoy had come on board. What a wonderful six months it has been!
From the very beginning, we wanted to be a group of unpublished authors to “pull back the curtain” and chronicle our journeys, life stories, and insights as we seek to break through that glass ceiling that is publication. There have been set-backs, tears, and victories in these few short months… experiences our readers have shared. It has been our hope to show other authors that we are just like them and that they are not alone in their very frustrating struggle.
But all has not been gloom these six months. PA Baines has had two short stories published and has become the first of us to land that elusive contract for his novel! We are very excited for him, and will soon have to move him to our Alumni section. And just in the past couple of weeks, Keven Newsome has received a contract for a short story.
Things are certainly exciting here!
As we reach our six month anniversary, we want to renew our commitment to unpublished authors. I’m sure by now you’ve seen some changes around here… I hope you like them! But look closely at the top menu. You’ll see links and resources for new authors. And we will continue to seek out new ways to be a source of encouragement and help, not just another “how-to” site. That’s not what we’re about. Other things have been updated too. Each featured author now has a Portfolio page, and there are RSS feeds for the blogs of our Alumni. We will also be bringing you desktop wallpapers for you to download!
So, what does the New Authors’ Fellowship mean to you? Do you enjoy the life stories? The struggles of an unpublished author? The insights into the writing and publication process? Of what would you like to see more? Leave us your comments and your stories of what NAF has meant to you these past six months. Thank you for your support, and we pray that we will be here to be a source of encouragement for years to come. The faces and names may change, but our purpose will remain the same.
These are some of YOUR favorite posts. The posts you see here are the top viewed posts for each of our featured authors since we launched in January. Take a moment and reread some of your favorites. Is your favorite not here? Leave the link to it in the comment section!
Diane M. Graham