Have you thought about writing for EdenCafe?

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Have you thought about writing for EdenCafe?

Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Hi guys! Rayne here, again.

We've made some changes to the writing guidelines and programs for the EdenCafe blog, and wanted to let y'all know about them. So here they are!

Erotica:

For those of you who don't know, we started accepting erotica on the EdenCafe blog. We kept the acceptable word count short, and the gift card payment low because we weren't sure if it was a temporary thing. That is to say we put it to a test, of sorts, to see how it would do.

It's doing well! So we've decided to open up the word count allowance and offer more money for higher word count pieces. The new payment guidelines are as follows:

* $10 gift card for 500 – 800 words
* $20 gift card for 801 – 1200 words
* $30 gift card for more than 1200 words – Submissions that are more than 1200 words will be accepted on a case by case basis.

Nonfiction (including opinion, researched posts, responses to other posts in the archive, etc.):

You guys are really bringing it with the nonfic articles! You've definitely kept us hopping with the submissions. This has made it imperative that we be a little more selective in what we accept so that everyone has a chance to speak their mind on our community blog. As such, posts over 1200 words will only be accepted if the length is warranted and they are good quality posts.

Don't worry! This doesn't mean you have to be a professional writer to submit. We're just looking for articles that are well thought out, focused and informative.

EdenVlogs:

Just in case you've missed it, we've begun the EdenVlogs program. There are two ways to participate in this program.

1. Submit a video to the EdenVlogs topic of the month. Anyone can participate. Just check out the monthly video I post for the topic, and make a video. Once your video is complete, upload it to EdenTube, tag it EdenVlogs and Vlog, write up a summary and add this paragraph to your summary section:

ANYONE can participate in the EdenVlogs topic of the month and you get a gift card to EdenFantasys for doing it! Just record yourself talking about the topic and upload the finished product to EdenTube. Then email Rayne at rayne(at)edenfantasys( d0t)com with a link and your profile information!

Then, email me (rayne[at]edenfantasys[d0t]com) the link, your email address and a username you'd like to use on EdenCafe, and I'll get your vlog scheduled on the Cafe and a card out to you as soon as possible!

2. Submit a pitch for a video topic you'd like to cover. Doesn't matter who you are. We just ask that the topic fall under one of these headings: Sex, sexuality, humor, community, news, events, politics, bdsm, lgbqt, relationships, sex and parenting, world events, health care, health and wellness issues, sexual health, body image. Email me a pitch, and we'll see if we can't work something out.

That's about it for today. You can find the entire (bulleted) list of guidelines here. Feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions. Can't wait to see what you've got to say!
11/23/2011
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Tessa Taboo Tessa Taboo
I'm trying to get into the habit of doing this more! It's hard to keep up on this and my own personal blog as well though. If I have really good posts from my personal blog, can I submit them to EdenCafe as well?
11/23/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I'm trying, I promise!!!
11/23/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Tessa Taboo
I'm trying to get into the habit of doing this more! It's hard to keep up on this and my own personal blog as well though. If I have really good posts from my personal blog, can I submit them to EdenCafe as well?
I'm pretty sure they have to be original works that aren't already published elsewhere, even on your own blog.
11/23/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I love the VToTM thing!
11/23/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I'd really love to participate but my writing would probably not be accepted if it's being compared to the other brilliant writer's here on EF
11/23/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
I'd really love to participate but my writing would probably not be accepted if it's being compared to the other brilliant writer's here on EF
Hey, you never know until you try. I don't consider my writing to be exceptional at all, especially when compared to some of the other writers on the Cafe, but so far all of my stuff has been accepted.
11/23/2011
Taylor Taylor
Thanks for the info. I've been wanting to write something, but I'm kind of self-conscious about my writing. Hopefully I will work up the courage to submit something.
11/23/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Is there a link to the erotica? I don't know my way around any part of Eden Fantasy beyond the Naked Reader Book Club.
11/23/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I love writing for EC! It's quickly become one of my favorite hobbies. I have a long-ish submission on my involvement in the world of kink that should be ready for submission soon, though, so I hope it gets accepted with the new rules in place.
11/23/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Sacchi
Is there a link to the erotica? I don't know my way around any part of Eden Fantasy beyond the Naked Reader Book Club.
Here's a direct link to where it's located on Eden Cafe. You can also get to it by mousing over Sexuality > Fiction > Erotica
11/23/2011
Tessa Taboo Tessa Taboo
Also, I forgot to ask, is there a time limit on it? Like the blogging thing, how you can only do it every 2 weeks?
11/23/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Quote:
Originally posted by Tessa Taboo
Also, I forgot to ask, is there a time limit on it? Like the blogging thing, how you can only do it every 2 weeks?
I don't know about Erotica but I will say that for Eden Care, they can usually only take up to four articles at a time and have them "pending". (They pay really fast after acceptance).

Sometimes, like for World Aids Day, she can take a 5th article if she has 4 of them pending for you....but otherwise, the limit is 4.

I LOVE writing for Eden Cafe (and for the Eden Lit Blog). For both of them - they have to be original writing for that site (vs. copying an article from your blog).

Here is a link to the general writing for EC tips: link
11/24/2011
Rayne Millaray Rayne Millaray
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I don't know about Erotica but I will say that for Eden Care, they can usually only take up to four articles at a time and have them "pending". (They pay really fast after acceptance).

Sometimes, like for World Aids Day, she ...
You got it, lady. Thanks, so much.

@Heather - Sam's right. The posts for the Cafe have to be original. However, you can submit an excerpt or summary of posts with a link for the EdenCommunityClubs blog, if you'd like. We don't pay for those, however.

@Sktb0007 and Taylor - Like I said in the OP, you don't have to be a pro. We've got an editor for typos and things. And if they're too terrible (which I highly doubt.), I can help you make them postable.

@Sacchi - Here's the link to our fiction section. We've got a couple straight romances, as well.

@AndroAngel - We love having you write for us!

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate. Hope it rocks!
11/24/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I just want to add for those who might be nervous about writing - you can check my profile to see some examples of what I've written for both the Eden Cafe (only one item has published so far) and Eden Lit Club.

I love writing for both.
11/25/2011
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