Another way to overcome large rejection rates is to be prolific.
A (possibly) related question to finding authors and/or projects about which to publish:
how can we reach more of our membership to tap for these and other purposes?
It was mentioned that we have no newsletter, and that seems sorely lacking to me. Both paper mail-out and blog style monthly newsletters seem like a good start. Are we just missing volunteers there or is there a bigger reason? Is there a (traditional or electronic) mailing list available to be used for mass communications? For example, in a call for projects about which to publish.
How about a tie-in with Create Arts on the podcast stuff? They’re looking for projects willing to be showcased and discussed there, as well ( @Natasha_Cooks ). I know zip about podcasts, but I figure someone at least comes up with an outline for the time spent “chatting”. It could be the same outline and data gathering that goes into an article to be published electronically or traditionally…
It was also mentioned that people get secretive about their projects. How can we overcome that? Also, how to overcome the “my project is nothing special” feeling?
I’m not sure how helpful my ramblings are, but there they are.
One final question: ( @MellissaRhodes ) who all can publish to the aforementioned blog?