I have a favour to ask. Before you get too worried I’d just like to say that it’s not too difficult I think. It involves clicking on something once a day up to August 23rd if and when you’re online.
Let me explain.
I don’t know if you’ve heard of “Guinness Project Grants” – it’s a new thing from Guinness where they will award a projects in 4 categories (Arts, Food, Music, Sport) up to E50,000. But there’s a twist on how it works. Rather than just put in an application like the arts council or something like this, you put up the details of the project on their website, and people vote on it. On August 23rd the top 10% by votes in each category go forward for judging.
A friend of mine has been developing an idea on and off for the past 2 years or so. They managed to get the domain name www.story.ie – and with this they want to start a magazine and website dedicated to new Irish writing. There are a few writing magazines out there, but they all tend to be very “literary” – i.e. not that accessible, containing pieces that “real people” are not that interested in reading. What They are aiming at with STORY? (sample covers attached, and you can read more athttp://www.story.ie) is good thumping stories in genres people are interested in – such as Thriller, Romance, Noir, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery etc.
The magazine will be distributed for free.
The catch is – by the time they had discovered all the details on the Guinness Projects, projects had already been up there and voting for the last month or so – so they are already c. 900 or so votes behind.
However, here’s the thing. Everyone can vote once per day. So I think you can see where this is going?
What I’d like to ask is if you would vote for the project once per day if and when you’re online?
The link to vote at is here
You can log in with Facebook, or set up an account with email. You only have to register the first time, and then just login thereafter.