Some questions you may ask:
Members of an APA still prepare their contributions (tribs) for each issue of the APA, sending a specified number of copies to the editor, who then collates and returns an issue to each member.
You agree to contribute to 3 out of 4 issues. What you send is up to you... previous issues have contained zine reviews, con reports, bits and pieces of fanfic, bookmarks, artwork, episode analyses. 1 page or 10. Just send 20 copies to the editor. You can even email them if you like. (See the next section)
You send upfront enough money to cover postage for several issues. $10 or so is fine for US residents. Send more money if you want me to print out and copy your trib for you and deduct the cost from your initial funds. (Copy costs run about 5cents a page.)
That's about it... issues are now scheduled for November, February, May and August, with tribs due by the 1st of the month.
But - since I am _not_ a slash fan, I do feel safe in saying that Rallying Call is a friendly place for either type of fan, with all the current participants tolerant of the opposite p.o.v. and that at the moment it is a non-issue and I'd like it to remain that way.
FYI, the discussions rarely get past the pg-13 stage. Joining Rallying Call doesn't mean you have to approve of slash, just that you can ignore without comment what doesn't interest you. Remember, we also have lots of Gareth Thomas talk, Blake focus and general Blakes 7 stuff.
Well, that's about it. There's a real pleasure in getting an issue of Rallying Call in the mail - and it's fun being able to read and savor the B7 discussion in a way that we've tended to get away from since the online forums have come to dominate most fandoms. (And in some cases, it's our first taste of what fandom was like before the Internet.)
November is coming up quickly! Think about Rallying Call soon.
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Last updated on 18th of February 1999.