Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Don't Miss Our First Agent Interview!

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Just a reminder to all Rate Your Story readers that many of our writing posts, submission calls, and select interviews will now be sent via email, for your convenience.

While we still will post occasional updates and articles on the site, signing up for our eNews before November 1 will ensure that you get our very first agent interview!

Our first email, slated for November 1, will feature an agent interview with someone who is open to submissions from children's writers. Sign up now so you don't miss it!

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We will be dispersing this first email to all lists, but please note that most future interviews will likely be reserved for our only subscribing members (mostly PRO level).

Here's the deal with our email lists:

ANYONE, including non-members (free site users), may sign up for our general RYS eNews and Miranda Paul's writing emails by clicking this link.

BASIC members will be automatically added to a list that will include general RYS eNews plus special discount offers on professional critiques and other perks.

PRO members will be automatically added to a pro list that will include general RYS eNews, special discount offers on professional critiques, and private for-members-only interviews with editors, agents, and authors, plus occasional market guides or calls for submissions or other non RYS-writing contests.

Here's the link to sign up for Rate Your Story Membership.

Here's the link to sign up for the Rate Your Story email newsletter.

Here's the announcement of our new membership options, and answers to your questions regarding membership.

Let us know if you have any questions. Don't forget to sign up for our free eNews BEFORE November 1st!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Membership Options

Thank you to everyone who completed our survey about Rate Your Story Membership Options. As you know, we (especially Miranda) have been truly frazzled trying to run the site on a 100% voluntary basis. We knew a few things needed to change to keep up the high quality of services you have come to expect from Rate Your Story.

So that all changes today!

Your responses made it super-clear what the vast majority of you are looking for from our site. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your encouraging words were well-received and inspirational, and we will do what we can to bring you the resources you're looking for.

In an effort to meet your demands and preferences, and keep the site operational on our end, Rate Your Story now offers a wide range of services for writers who are seeking to polish their work for publication. We're very excited to offer you the following options at prices that are super-affordable (as low as $1.83 per submission)*:
*All packages except SPEEDPASS are based on a yearly membership.

All of the membership options and free service offerings are now outlined in detail on our new page, Membership Options.

Based on the Survey we posted, your responses were quite clear!

The vast majority of you were very interested in:

  • Priority Inbox Treatment (member submissions will be read/rated ahead of nonmembers)
  • Multiple Submissions (submit many manuscripts within the same month)
  • Open Submissions Window (submit any time of the month)
  • Reduced Fees for Professional Critiques (members only will be invited to obtain full line-edit critiques at steep discounts - notified through a special email)
  • Referrals or Connections to agents, editors, and new publishing markets (for pro-members only)
And these are the things you'll now get with your membership!

We're also going to be offering these options for all people, including nonmembers:

  • An email newsletter
  • An annual contest with prizes
  • Super-fast turnaround time options (additional purchase)

All of the membership options and free service offerings are now outlined in detail on our new page, Membership Options.

Please post your comments below. We are happy to answer your questions about Rate Your Story's new membership options! Also feel free to e-mail us your questions so we may clarify anything for you.

We appreciate your continued support. Happy writing!