Get Involved

2014 Project beginnings

Help create something awesome; meet other writers and plan to contribute a chapter to advance the plot of a serialized novel. Great opportunities exist for fiction writers, copy editors, illustrators, and those interested in online publishing and marketing to be part of the writing and publishing process.

Organizational Meeting and Kickoff, 1:00-2:00 pm, Saturday February 1, 2014, Marvin Auditorium 101B

The group of writers who attended the premise meeting decided to accept the challenge to offer a pilot project 10 chapter juvenile fiction novel along with the more traditional 20 chapter project. Both projects are described on the Community Novel Project main page.

Opportunities to get involved may include:

  • Writers
  • Deadlines and story continuity team
  • Author biography and interview and publicist/marketing
  • Marketing/newspaper/pres release/radio/promotions
  • Head Editor(s) on wiki
  • Main Editing Team
  • Contributing copy editors
  • Web editor
  • Web publishing
  • Print layout
  • Ebook publishing
  • Audiobook team (first half/second half)
  • Advertising this model to other libraries and organizations
  • Creative Director for look of book
  • Creative Director for look of interior and interior illustrations or graphics
  • Contributing illustrators

How do dozens of people work together to write, edit and publish a novel? Read the 2013 SpeakEasy Author Interviews to find out!

Mark Your Calendar! The 2015 Community Novel Project will begin with an Organizational Meeting on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 12:00 PM 2:00 PM in Marvin Auditorium 101BC at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

Want to contribute your talents to the community novel? Contact Project Organizers Lissa Staley or Miranda Ericsson