[ANN] Red Letter: The Ruby Journal site takes shape, accepting proposals

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Jan 8, 2006, 9:55:07 PM1/8/06

After a brief hiatus over the winter holidays, Red Letter: The Ruby
Journal is again making progress towards issue #1.

You can visit the journal's initial web site at http://
redletter.therubyjournal.com. Click on the "Subscribe" link to pre-
order your subscription. Click on the "Advertise" link to learn about
opportunities to reach the readers of Red Letter. An interim
editorial calendar can be found at the "Editorial" link.

The writer's kit is coming shortly. Many, many people asked for it.
We were very pleased with the number of responses to our initial post.

We are currently accepting proposals for feature stories. While the
writer's kit is assembled, please feel free to send a three-five
paragraph proposal to wri...@therubyjournal.com.

Proposals should:

1/ Identify the target audience;

2/ Enumerate the article's goals ("teach the reader about
objects", "master Ruby debugging");

3/ Describe how you intend to achieve your goals;

4/ And summarize (if possible) the three-five most important
lessons the reader will take away.

We also want to choose six-seven columnists that would write
regularly for Red Letter. You can see the list of currently proposed
columns on the front page of the Red Letter web site.

If you want to be a columnist, send email with your qualifications
and column idea (or choose one that is already listed) to
edi...@therubyjournal.com. If you are interested in becoming a
columnist, please be prepared to write for at least a six-month term.
(Bonus points for enumerating the six topics you would cover in your
tenure on a certain column.)

You can send community events (local programming groups, conferences,
new software releases) for the community pages to

Questions are always welcome, as are suggestions, opinions, and


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