|raise for OAP
I must say, each issue of the magazine keeps getting better and better. Since day one (thank you for The Archives, since Ive only just stumbled upon your site) you have continually published outstanding work. I will assume most of the work is unpublished. A shame! But what an opportunity for new authors! And the selections youve chosen for your featured Novel Excerpts are superb! I plan to purchase each of these novels, if—and when—available. I can only hope all of the not-yet-published novel excerpts will soon be available in their entirety. I beg you to keep up the good work. Its a joy to visit each month and read stellar writing. Hats off to your contributors; they deserve it!
|raise for OAP II
Congrats regarding the USA Today award for Hot Site. I would have never discovered this magazine had it not been for their brief review.
Im utterly impressed! Everything Ive read so far has interested me. The authors youve chosen to showcase are fantastic. Why has no one ever done a site like this before?
Regardless, I enjoyed my visit and shall return often.
Youve won a new fan,
|raise for OAP III
Authors deserve more recognition than they receive, especially when it comes to genre fiction. Historical fiction is among the most ignored. Thanks for this magazine. Of Ages Past kicks the age-old ignorance toward this genre in its big behind. I can tell you love historicals, simply because of your glowing praise all over the internet. Yes, all over the internet—dont think I havent seen your blurbs everywhere! :) You seem to have a fatherly pride the way you rave about the authors you publish. This is rare, and to an unpublished author, very much appreciated!
Anyway, I thank you for providing this publishing opportunity for new writers of historical fiction. Though Im only a wannabe writer, I certainly appreciate your efforts to support your chosen genre. I can only hope someone, someday, will give me as much support as youre giving to the authors who send you their work for consideration.
|urses on OAP
Why is everything so black? Why do you have to have a black background? I would have a much better time if you could change the background to white and the letters to black? Why do you do this?
(Editors note : Sorry, Joanne, and the handful of other visitors who have made referrence to this particular problem. Making a major alteration such as this, however, would take hours upon hours of work, something I just do not have available. Consider this . . . I have 6 months worth of Archives, and making a global change to the sites overall design would mean reprogramming every individual page (hundreds, in total). Now, were I being paid for my work—well, thats another story entirely . . . Are you volunteering your time???
In The Winds Eye was a great read. Thanks for publishing an excerpt from Charlotte Boyett-Compos novel, but thank you more for reviewing it. In truth, Im not one for purchasing a novel, however, unless its officially reviewed, even after reading an excerpt. Excerpts can be very deceiving since you never know if the rest of the story is as compelling, do you? Anyway, imagine my surprise (and delight) to see your review of the full novel in the following months issue. You convinced me to go with my instincts, and luckily, I did. What a worthwhile purchase. Thanks,