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0: kim by silklilies
This speaks of a moment when one
realizes everything they were has suddenly
become transposed and transported to another.
Featured by angelStained

on men who divide continents by melancholy-colonist
It tells a tale
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love is light by lovelyloon
The simple, soft and elegant
poem feels like words we've seen
written in clouds, heard whispering
in creek beds, felt rustling in
September leaves.
Featured by angelStained

A Hero's rememberance by andyslade
It speaks a
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Etchings by schriftsteller
Etchings by schriftsteller is so
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and out of consciousness in a most
charming way, gentle and lingering.
Featured by apple-dark

we let o
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        Halfway People by TheGreatSpyExperim
        I really love the whole political concept
behind this poem.  I also love the distinct Japanese flavor
behind the imagery, which makes the whole poem more sound
because the full picture is then easier to grasp.
Featured by :devthetaoo
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Suggested by Plaugh
Featured by Maudlin-Mandolin

"Renga Tree - limping home" by almcdermid
Simplistic and thought-provoking. I always enjoy reading a few phrases that create a story of their own inside the reader's mind.
Suggested by sixlessthansixty
Featured by Maudlin-Mandolin

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Eulogy by Tinneas
A simple, minimalistic piece
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Our Meaning and Purpose by ExistenceWeSummonYou
Timeless, weightless, and yet
more substantive than can be derived
from mere words, this is a po
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For the Children by wh0rem0ans
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affirmation of the actuality of
spirit and love; a guide for how to
realize their presence in all things,
in all seasons.
Suggested by: AlisonBlue
Featured by: apple-dark

Uphill Creat
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Tones by pseudometry
The varying images mesh well
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stranger by Avallynh
This is the sort of poetry
which makes people stop and say,
"Ahhhh...so that's why people write!"  
I read this and think of too muc
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Originally Featured by: LiliWrites

"antiseptic" by LadyMask
Horror poetry done right! The author
used words sparingly to create bright,
intense images sure to stic
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"mirror malice" by RhetoricallySpeaking
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bread by Jade-Pandora
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Hey all,

Long time no see. 

I more or less left dA about a year ago to pursue my writing more seriously. As I stepped out into the bright sunlight and open expanses of the publishing world I was dismayed to see that, in spite of the incredible tools and technology available to writers in terms of both creation and distribution of our work, there were really only two paths available through the wilderness: traditional publishing, or doing everything by yourself. Perhaps it was my time here at dA that skewed my sensibilities, but I thought there should be more sense of community — more working together. There was no such thing in the world.

So I built it.

I've spent the last year building what I call a collaborative publishing platform. It's called the Anthology Club, and at the moment it focuses on collections of flash and short fiction, but it has the potential to revolutionize the way new writers of all formats start their careers. The idea is relatively simple:

  • Senior members (those with two or more published stories) can propose anthologies.
  • Everyone else (including senior members) can submit stories to the anthology
  • The member who proposed the anthology acts as the editor for the project
    • They accept, ask for edits, or reject as they see fit
  • When they are happy with the collection they pass it on to me
    • I do a copy edit, make any final editing suggestions, arrange cover art, etc.
  • After all is said and done, the book goes up on Amazon and Smashwords under the Anthology Club imprint
Revenue is split as follows:
  • 15% for the club
  • 5% for the editor
  • 80% split between contributing writers per number of stories contributed
    • if you contribute 2 out of 10 stories you'll receive 2/10 of the 80%, or 17% of all royalties
    • If an editor contributes 2 of 10 stories, she will receive 22% (17% + 5%)
The idea is to provide a middle ground between doing everything yourself and begging some entrenched industry muppet to let you tell your stories. With the Anthology Club we get the outside editing, skill building, growth, and sense of community that's sorely lacking with most self-published work, without being as exclusive as the traditional outlets.

At the moment, we have one anthology in final edits, and 8 projects open for submissions. The themes for the open anthologies are; LitFic (based on life), classic pirates, summer flash fiction, Shakespeare (adaptation of his work, or the man himself), Dragons (reinvent them), silly stories, horror (possession and madness themed), and western. There are always more projects being added, as well.

If you feel like you want to start taking your writing more seriously, but aren't prepared to or interested in doing it all yourself, head over to anthologyclub.com for more information. Sign up and check out the forums, and yes, of course it's free - you should get paid to write, not the other way around.
  • Listening to: crappy kid's music
  • Reading: words, mostly
  • Watching: the Detectives
  • Playing: a dangerous game
  • Eating: my hat
  • Drinking: as much as necessary

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Some anonymous individual just gifted me with a 3 month subscription, so I no longer need to collect points for that. Thank you very much whoever you are (I have suspicions, but alas no confirmations).

I am going to continue to collect donations, with the plan to bestow subscriptions upon those who deserve such (helpful, productive members of our dA society). In addition, :iconshadows260: and I have been discussing the creation of a group of some sort. If that happens, we will likely want to run contests and possibly be a supergroup (like ABBA).

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I am a Canadian who has been living in mainland China since 2004. I am a musician, an actor, a writer, a husband, a father, an entrepreneur, a chef and a teacher of small children. I enjoy short walks to the fridge and prolonged games of peekaboo.

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namenameone Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hey, welcome to the critique team in :iconfantasyauthorsguild:. :D
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you, thank you! :)
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LittleBunnyElite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
An actor? I'm studying to be one myself; I hope we can meet one day. =3
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Writer
Mostly bit parts in crappy Chinese TV shows and the occasional advert. Not much to sink my teeth into, I'm afraid. For an example of what I mean: go here. I'm in episodes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 24.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Writer
:) I'm not sure for what, but you're certainly welcome.
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Ho, another laowai! Whereabouts are you?
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Was in Hangzhou since 2004, and just moved to Dongyang (near Yiwu) this past spring festival. Opened a school with my wife.
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zebrazebrazebra Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, serious? I actually studied in Jinhua for a semester last year. Good old rain-soaked Zhejiang!

Also..Dongyang as in place that sells Boy Eggs Dongyang?
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Writer
The one with the boy eggs, yes. *shudder*
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Mpoor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch!

Right back at ya. :)
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Writer
No need to thank me, I watch because I'm interested. I should thank you for writing things of interest. :dance:
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shadows260 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
noticed you on Wolf's page. you have incredible talent. make sure to post more things for us to look over.
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you. I certainly will.
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Z3r0Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Hey thank you for the comment that rely helped me revise it and make it feel better. also thank you for the watch.
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Writer
Happy I could help. Like I said, I'm genuinely interested in seeing what you do with that piece. It has a lot of promise.
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Comphone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! You clearly described that i want to share.
Viewer can choose some ways of realization of abstract forms.
It improves his imagination.
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Thank you so much for the watch. xoxo
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Shabboth Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you for doing things worth watching. :clap:
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Thank you so much
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