I’m looking for a few good creatives.
I mentioned last month my desire to evolve the daily gallen into a spotlight for creatives, where people could submit and share their short stories, poetry, essays, and artwork.
There are many quality blogs and writers helping us live better stories and kicking our butts about getting serious with our writing. But I want to provide a place for creative people of all stripes – not just writers – to share their art.
It’s still an evolving idea and concept, but I’m hoping to test it out over the next month.
But I can’t do it alone.
I am asking you and you and you and, yes, even you, for help. Do you have a story you wish to share? How about a poem or personal essay? Perhaps a brilliant piece of photography or artwork you created? Heck, what about a song? I’d be truly honored and deeply humbled if you shared your art with me to be published here on the daily gallen, my little slice of the InterWebs.
I am hoping to receive at least 10-12 submissions that will run through the course of February, likely on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday publication schedule. I am looking to start next week on February 4.
I know this is all last minute, but without your amazing support, this experiment is dead in the water. That doesn’t mean the idea is dead. If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past year, it’s the lesson that it’s OK to fail.
I’m keeping the details pretty straight forward. Basically, I’m interested in any piece of art you’re willing to share that I can publish here for the world to experience. The only requirement: please no more than 2,000 words on written pieces. I’ll even take something that you’ve previously published elsewhere.
Your submissions can be about any topic, theme, or story you wish. As this grand idea of mine evolves and grows, I will develop some more firm submission guidelines, but for this next month’s test run, I’m keeping it wide open.
I know you all are amazing and talented and you have something to share with the world.
What do you say?