Do you remember last month's editorial, where I made the allusion that Blunt was not Superman but was, in fact, a mere mortal? I believe that he made it his personal goal to prove me wrong, because not four days later, both the news feature and the forums had RSS feeds. By the time a week had passed, he had hooked everything up to a feed, including our newly functioning Recently Received section (which you should visit soon and send us a review) and the articles themselves! I mean really, if you've never told Bluejack how awesome he is, don't you think today's a good day to start?
In keeping with what seems to be our new theme, we're going to be trying a few experiments in the relatively near future. The first of these is going to be implementing an ad system. That's right—
"Wait", you're thinking, "are you saying that you are finally going down that horrible path of seizure-inducing flashes next to your articles and little green men walking across the screen?"
Yeah, no. Pretty much not ever. We're readers like you—
Our second big experiment is going to be a change in the way we accept submissions. We would like to implement the system of accepting queries. When I say this, I don't mean the kind of queries we've accepted before, where the author pitches us the idea and we say, "Sure, write it and then we'll see if we want it." What I mean is that we will contract with a fully fleshed-out query.
How does this benefit you? It saves you the trouble of writing the same article as somebody else who happens to get it in first. This way, you can be guaranteed a spot in an issue before you even write the first word. We will also continue to accept complete manuscripts, if that happens to be your preferred method of submission. Full FAQ on queries coming soon.
Speaking of our experiments, don't forget our fancy new Donate button! We would like to thank the four people who donated last month. Let's try to double that this month! Gather up your seven closest friends and have a donate party! Bring chips—
Still not convinced? Would you rather have something to show for your buck? I can respect that, and in that case you should visit our Café Press store. That's right—