I need your opinion…

Well, I am back from my Army vacation and getting ready to suit up and get on with a number of things, including #WriteFridays exercises and a bunch of other projects. One item that I am moving forward on is … (Drum roll please…)

ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE PROJECT THING!! (Help me name it, please.)

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can use some of my skills and talents to contribute to helping bridge the civil-military gap, and I think that what I might be able to offer is a quarterly, online magazine that publishes short fiction in a variety of genres to appeal to a popular audience but that take the theme of veteran and military-interest topics. I intend to primarily solicit material from service members, providing them with a forum in which to share their fiction and non-fiction writing. At the same time, I want to appeal to a broader, popular audience, and solicit works from anyone who has a thoughtful contribution to make to the process of civilians and veterans understanding and appreciating each other.

Currently, I’m working with a designer to set up a Web site and submission process, as well as soliciting sponsorships from persons and organizations to help keep us up and running. I’m also approaching well-known writers and military-affiliated entertainers to serve as a first-round panel of readers.

What I need, however, is a name. I posted on my Facebook page for some suggestions, and received an overabundance of potential titles. So, I’m putting up a poll, and hoping that people will contribute their suggestions (and share with others so they may help as well.) I’d love for both civilians and veterans/service members to weigh in, as my intended audience includes everyone. Thank you in advance!

Click on this Facebook poll to participate!

This entry was posted in Welcome. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.