"A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right. " ~John K. Hutchens, New York Herald Tribune, 10 September 1961

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Polls closing and Eid festivities...

Now that Eid has formally been announced, a very happy Eid to all our members and to the readers of this blog, if you celebrate it that is! Otherwise, it's just another celebration.

In other news, polls have officially closed and votes will be tallied up along with holding an independent ballot by our moderating and editing board. Results of that will be discussed at length, a finalized list of pieces compiled and the associated authors contacted. Of course, just because you've made it into one phase of the polling stages, doesn't necessarily mean you'll be in the e-zine. It simply means you've made it into that phase. :) We're very picky, and with each e-zine issue, our focus on quality becomes more acute and more necessary. Striving for publication for our members is a very real dream, and we know all what's needed to get there. To that extent, we ask our writers to work with their assigned editors. For the next two months, these people are going to be your confidantes, your friends and the dragons breathing down your necks all rolled into one!

We know: it's not a pretty process. It never is. But we guarantee it's going to be one helluva ride, and the end result...well now, that's just going to be dandy!

- TPTB

3 comments:

Omer said...

Is it just me or is anybody else also having problems signing in at desiwriterslounge.net?

Omer said...

I get this message in my browser when I go to http://www.desiwriterslounge.net/forums/

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mp213 said...

Nope, I haven't been having any troubles signing in, and this is actually the first I'm hearing of a problem. Try signing in again, and if you're still having some problems, clear your cookies and any private data and try again.

If you still run into any problems despite the above, drop me a line.