Launching the Collective Presse: Call for Manuscripts!
If F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were alive today, they’d have their own reality show. It would probably be on Bravo, not MTV, and it would be called: Literary Lights or Real Expats of Paris (French pronunciation on pair-ree), or Drinking with the Writers. It would feature whiskey and drunken boxing and smack talking to Gertrude about each other’s writing and then making up with more whiskey and drunken boxing. And sadly, despite the fact the we would love to hate the show, it would serve a real purpose. It would highlight something that is missing today from the literary world, something we forgot long ago, something we somehow outgrew despite its proven effectiveness in the ’20s in Paris and the ’50s in New York City and hundreds of thousands of times in between; writers working together, united in the purpose of creating art, their mutual hatred and love for one another birthing words of tremendous passion.
Writer’s Bloq is reviving the tradition because we know that we’re all hurting without it, that we’re missing something, some inspiration, some support, some competitive motivation. This post launches a mission with a purpose, a movement, a promise: to bring the talented writers of our generation, the overlooked, to the spotlight. To succeed through collaboration, through unity. The Collective Presse is about change in publishing, about returning the power back to the writers, about earning us back our voice. The process is simple:
1. Authors will complete their novels.
2. Writer’s Bloq will help writers market their published work and develop their initial audience.
3. Together, Writer’s Bloq and each author can create additional opportunity for writers and their published pieces.