(passing the word along)
The response to my earlier email was fast, furious & overwhelmingly positive & supportive, so I'm going ahead with the ezine. (For those of you who I've included here for the first time, the earlier email was calling for expressions of interest.)
It'll be called Otoliths. Why? Because I like the word. & its definition. An otolith is one of the small bones or particles of calcareous or other hard substance in the internal ear of vertebrates, and in the auditory organs of many invertebrates; an ear stone. Collectively, the otoliths are called ear sand and otoconite.
I'll consider text & vispo, prose of any description (with a limit of 5000 words & I'm not too sure about genre fiction), photography, paintings, drawings, collages. Any combination of the above. I'll consider kinetic or moving works.
It should be previously unpublished work though I'll make an exception for exceptional blog postings, & anything visual can have been exhibited. There'll be no payment, though my intention is to also bring each issue out in a print on demand form, & each contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
I'll be using the Blogger platform, & most of you are familiar with its foibles. It'll be single-paged, not continuous, will have a separate cover for each issue, & a table of contents that will have the links to the individual pages. There'll be no sidebar. Each issue will be archived. The ability to have comments on the page/post will be at the discretion of the contributor. I've put a rough mock-up of a few pages at http://the-otolith.blogspot.com
Submissions can be as attachments or in the body of the email. The address for submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief bionote, & a photo if you like, with the submission. Closing date for submissions for the first issue will be April 30.
I look forward to working with you.