We can’t believe that 2016 is just around the corner now! This past year has been an big one for Rate Your Story and we are looking forward to another wonderful year.
The new year also brings new and exciting changes. The fabulous Miranda Paul has handed the RYS reigns over to Sophia M. Gholz and Jennifer Swanson--though Miranda will still be involved with RYS as a judge--both of whom are ecstatic to join the RYS team. You can read more about that HERE.
Registration for 2016 memberships will open Mid-November through January and there are a few changes to memberships this year as well.
Pre-registration will begin November 16th (2015) and will run through November 30th (2015). Anyone who uses this early window to register for a 2016 annual membership will receive 25% off of the total membership fee for the year!
Regular registration will begin December 1st (2015) and end January 15th (2016).
All current and returning RYS members who register for 2016 will receive a 35% discount on their annual membership fee and can register anytime between November 16th (2015)-January 15th (2016).
*Please keep in mind that last year we reached membership capacity quickly and had to close registration early.*
For more details on registration and memberships, please visit us by clicking HERE.
We’ve also added a slew of new faces to our judging panel. Get to know some of our new judges and check out some freshly updated info on our current judges by clicking HERE.
In accordance with our founding mission, RateYourStory.org will also continue to offer a free service to writers who have not signed up to be paid members. However, we are also striving to provide constructive and timely critiques to all of our members. Therefore 2016 will consist of 6 “free submission” days open to the public.
Both new and returning 2016 members can be prepared for some fun surprises and opportunities throughout the year. We’ve got all sorts of things planned!
As always, for any questions, please feel free to contact us at RateYourStory [at] gmail [dot] com.
Cheers and happy writing!