Yes, itâ€™s me doing announcements again!
First, Iâ€™d like to officially welcome a new writer to our regular staff, Pragmatic Dreamer. Sheâ€™s done a few guest submissions recently that have really become popular and sheâ€™s agreed to keep doing what she does for us on a regular basis. Take this chance to welcome her. Her new author page is up but her bio is still pending, so yours truly improvised a bit until that happens. Check out the list of articles sheâ€™s submitted so far though for theyâ€™re all great reads.
Second, elle2, the first official writer for The Winchester Family Business (other than myself), has decided to take an extended and possibly permanent break from writing right now. We wish her well and I personally am grateful to her for all her amazing work in the near two years she was with us. She certainly deserves a medal of honor for that. Hopefully sheâ€™ll pop in here and there to say hi, even if itâ€™s in our comments section.
Writers announcements are the perfect segue into another topic I’ve been meaning to discuss lately. You see, weâ€™re growing. A lot. Some of you may have noticed. Each month draws more visitors than the last. In January, we actually celebrated our two year anniversary. You didnâ€™t know that? I donâ€™t blame anyone, for Iâ€™m not one for a lot of fanfare unless Supernatural wins something or gets that oh so elusive renewal thatâ€™s surely happening but still hasnâ€™t become official. :( Considering this site started with one blogger (aka me) raving a few days a week about a cult show nobody watches using a basic grey bloggerâ€™s template that made articles impossible to read without a magnifying glass, things have certainly changed.
Anyway (yes Alice, quit rambling), the demand to upkeep our unique original content has become great. You all might have also noticed thereâ€™s been some new writers popping up around here. Iâ€™ve been getting a lot of messages lately, how does one become a writer for The Winchester Family Business? Well first, is there an article you want to share? Itâ€™s always been our policy to be open to any guest submissions. During Hellatus times, we have a lot of open space in our posting schedule and Iâ€™m often getting articles that range from deeply analytical all the way to flipping crazy! Any articles submitted are reviewed for accuracy, grammar, and whether or not theyâ€™re violating our site rules (aka, no Sam vs. Dean stuff). If a guest article passes that test, Iâ€™ll post it.
Beyond that, youâ€™ve got to prove that you not only can write, but have well written ideas that will gain an audience. On the 4th submission, Iâ€™ll do a little check. If the previous articles submitted have done well, Iâ€™ll get with said guest author and ask if he or she wants to keep writing for us. Youâ€™d be amazed how some say no, for writing on a regular basis is really hard. If that person says yes though, an invitation to come aboard happens.
Once you become a writer, your name stays on that WFB Writers board forever because you have a history with us. I take our archives very seriously. In two years, we have posted around 1100 articles, give or take a dozen. Thatâ€™s a history Iâ€™m extremely proud of and once your name is part of it, it stays that way!
So, if youâ€™re ever interested in having an article posted, contact me through the â€œContact Usâ€ section and we can discuss from there how to get your article posted. In the meantime, if you see a lot of new writers, now you know why! After all, this is a wildly creative fandom that canâ€™t be held back.