SUBMITTING A POST:
The deadline to submit a post for each month’s carnival is the second and fourth Friday.
The carnival is hosted by a different blogger for each edition. Host volunteers are very much appreciated! Hosts will be emailed a guide that will help them organize their editions of the carnival.
Each carnival is themed. Some past themes have been historical fiction, graphic novels, twisted fairy tales, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and Latin American literature/authors. It’s ok to reuse a theme, but preferably not the very next month.
The host blogger decides:
- on a theme
- how many submissions to accept
- which submissions to accept
- on a discussion question to ask readers to take back to their own blogs
These decisions will be based on the host blogger’s judgment about which submissions are most relevant to the theme and appropriate for his or her blog. Please understand that some bloggers will not be comfortable accepting some material. The final say about which submissions will be posted is the host blogger’s.
This addition to the Bookworms Carnival was something Dewey had just added in October, so it really hasn’t had a chance to take off yet. Here’s what she was thinking of:
I want to broaden the effect of the carnival on the book blogosphere. I would like to ask hosts to come up with one discussion question based on their theme. It’ll be sort of like the Booking Through Thursday questions in that you’ll ask people to answer in their own blogs. But the questions will be related to your theme.
For example, I’m hosting a graphic novels carnival in December. In the carnival post, I might ask, “When was your very first experience reading graphic novels ? Were you surprised by your reaction to this genre? How does the visual art enhance the experience for you?” That’s really three questions, but you’re aiming for enough of a question that people can write a full blog post answering, just as they do with BTT.
So when you host, you’ll now be asked to add a discussion question and ask your readers to take it to their blogs. Ideally, they’ll link to the carnival, and you’ll get even more visitors.
If you would like to host an upcoming carnival, or if you have questions, please email bookwormscarnival at gmail dot com. For those who do hosts, I try to make a post pointing people to your carnival post, so if you send me a quick email with a link to the post, it will probably get up faster than waiting for my Google Alert to notify me.