Welcome! The fun starts tonight. Here’s how to register so you can participate in our chats.
- There’s a bar at the bottom of this page. This is how you enter the chatrooms. But you must log in to see the rooms.
- To log in, click on “Who’s Online.” You can use an existing Google gtalk or Facebook id and password by selecting “Connect to Facebook/Gtalk.” You will show up as “guest” in the chatrooms.
- Or you can register for a CoyoteCon wordpress id. This will allow your name to show in the chatrooms as you specify.
- The chatrooms are open 24 hours a day, but take a look at the schedule so you know when the panels you’re interested in will begin.
The forums are optional – the chats will happen here on the main CoyoteCon site. The bulletin boards are merely open for convenience, for people who enjoy connecting in a message board atmosphere.
Margaret Riley of Changling Press will be taking pitches on Sat. Oct. 27th at 8:30 PM EST.
New to pitching? Relax. Here’s a secret — as long as you remain coherent and follow the publisher’s content guidelines (length, genres, and themes), there’s almost no wrong way to pitch.
To prepare ahead of time, read our submission guidelines, then write me a short little love letter — why I should fall in love with your hero — in 200 words or less (Include your title. length, and genres.)
For you pitch virgins who need to get that first time out of the way, I’ll also listen to practice pitches. Just be sure to tell me it’s a practice pitch so I don’t have to find a delicate way to tell you “This just doesn’t meet our guidelines.”
Changeling Press LLC 2013 Submissions Call: We’re currently seeking novella submissions from 10 to 30 thousand words for our Guilty Pleasures line — Contemporary Erotic Romance, BDSM, BBW, Men and Women in Uniform, Interracial/MultiCultural, Gay, Lesbian, Ménage, Bisexual and More, and Cougar novellas for 2013. http://changelingpress.com/submissions.php
Razor’s Edge Press Submission:
Contemporary Single Session short stories from 3 and 6 thousand words, genres including Dark Desires, Cougar Seduction, Capture Fantasy, Vampires and Werewolves, and BDSM. We like it hot! — keep it on the Razor’s Edge! Genres: Adult oriented Erotic Sessions, most contemporary genres, including Het, Slash, Bi, I/R, Dark Desires, Cougar Seduction, Capture Fantasy, Vampires and Werewolves, and BDSM.
Stacey Turner of Angelic Knight Press will be taking pitches Sunday, 10/28 at 9 AM EST. She’s looking for the following:
We publish any genre, not just horror. I’m looking for original ideas, creative takes on old tropes, and story telling talent. We publish established authors as well as newcomers. We do novels, novellas, short story collections, and series.
There are new pages in the menu: Schedule, Panelists and FAQs. Take a look at all the great things we have planned… in just three weeks!
Remember, to use the chatrooms, you either need to create a WordPress user id/password or you can login using Gtalk or Facebook. If you have problems setting up your account, feel free to contact me (joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com).
If you tried to set up your Coyote Con wordpress account and couldn’t get an email to go through, that issue has been resolved. I started using Google’s two-step authentication and I forgot that meant this site wouldn’t work if I didn’t set it up correctly! As always, if you’re having problems with your user id/password you can reach me at joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com.
I’ve had the chatroom software installed (Cometchat) and I admit that the learning curve has been a bit harder than I expected. If you stop by and try out the chat room (ETA: see the chat bar at the bottom of the page), what do you think of it? You ought to be able to try things out as a guest. If you’d like to create an account, I believe you’ll need to register on the Coyote Con site, and then Cometchat *ought* to recognize you.
I’ll be out here a lot over the next few weeks, so feel free to chat with me if you see me and let me know what you think about Cometchat!
Also, if you set up an account in the forum, you might email me (joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com) if I don’t approve you right away. I got spammed hard when the forums first opened so I closed open registration to approval only. If your user id isn’t easily recognized as a non-spammer, I might be slow to approve you.
The first introductory email has gone out to everyone who contacted me over the past few months indicating an interest in volunteering as a panelist for one of our workshops (tentative list here). If you’re interested in acting as a panelist and didn’t get the email, it’s not too late to sign up! Just drop me a note (joelysueburkhart AT gmail DOT com) and I’ll add you to our list.
If at any time you’d like to be removed from these updates, just let me know and you’ll be removed from our contact list immediately. This list will not be shared or used for any purpose other than notifying Coyote Con panelists and volunteers.
In the next week, we’ll be sending out the first draft of the schedule to the contact list for sign up!
If you have a website and would like to help us get the word out about Coyote Con, feel free to grab this badge and link to our site. A huge thank you to Silviya Yordanova for creating such gorgeous artwork for us!
Please pardon our dust as we kick this site into shape.
(Custom artwork will be coming soon from Silviya Yordanova)
Maybe you remember Coyote Con from 2010? We were an online convention celebrating all flavors and blends of SFF, horror, and romance. Due to our founder’s serious illness, we took a long unexpected break, but Coyote Con is returning in 2012! Watch for news of upcoming speakers and events, but pencil in October 26-28 on your calendar for a fun weekend of Coyote tales.
Life. Death. Story.
Join the Howl in October!