We Need a LunaticPosted at 1889 Labs onNovember 21, 2011, by MCM.
It probably doesn’t show, but 1889 is undergoing a lot of exciting changes right now. Most of them are gestating under the surface, but they’ll be bursting out of our collective chests soon, wreaking havoc on the world.
One of the projects has the potential to be a real game-changer in web fiction, getting back to our roots as a crazy experimental company. We’ve got the model, the tech, the willpower… but we’re missing one thing…
What are we looking for? We need someone comfortable with the web fiction model. Tight schedules, regular updates (2 times a week!), audience interaction, and a keen eye towards creating fiction that draws the reader in and won’t let go. It will not be easy. There will be creative freedom, but structurally, it will have to fit into a very specific pattern. You won’t be able to bank any chapters ahead of time, so flexibility is key. The ideal candidate will be able to answer the question: “How the hell did that banana end up THERE?” without missing a beat.
What genre? Our target audience is women between the ages of 18 and 49… which is to say we don’t much care what the genre is, as long as it’s engaging. The perfect story will be perfect regardless of what label it’s got.
There is a compensation plan for the daring soul who signs up. We can’t promise vast riches, but I think a good time is guaranteed. Oh, and when the work is finished, it will be turned into a proper print book and sold all over the world. Snazzy, non?
To be honest, this is the kind of project I would love to do myself. But there just isn’t enough time in the day, and I think it’s time to find someone new to abuse, here at 1889 Labs.
So whaddya say? Want to do something crazy?
If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a link to some of your writing, a very quick pitch for what you’d like to do, and any questions you have. And hell, even if you don’t have a pitch in mind, just let me know you’re interested. We’ll figure something out.