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Monday, August 3, 2009

Big Announcement! - The Site, it is a-Changin'

As of this writing, we are in the final stages of a complete redesign, rebuild, and expansion of the LitMatch site. More than just a patch or a version 2.0, this project represents a complete, ground-up redesign of the entire site, using cutting-edge web technologies that greatly expand the features that we have to offer.

The end result will be a site that is larger and more interactive, with content and features designed to appeal to ALL writers, regardless of their experience levels and career goals.

I know you want details, and I'll be highlighting major features and updates in a series of previews between now and our projected launch date at the end of September. In the meantime, here's a quick list of just some of what we'll have to offer:

  • Expanded listings, no longer limited to just literary agents and agencies
  • Improved submission process, offering more flexibility and tracking options
  • A complete social network, which is fully-integrated with the listings on the site
  • Detailed user profiles that allow you to connect with other writers in meaningful, career-building ways
  • The ability to create special interest groups on nearly any topic
  • Better connection with existing social media, and improved email and RSS offerings
  • Articles, Blogs, Forums, Photo Galleries and more!
There's a lot more to talk about, an no single newsletter or blog post could possibly encompass it all. So, over the next two months, keep an eye on our blog, newsletters and Twitter feed for detailed previews of new functionality, exclusive screenshots, and a few more surprises that we haven't even hinted at yet. Believe me, you're going to want to be in the loop!

We'll also be looking for volunteers to help test and create content, so if you're interested in being part of the process, drop me a note at admin@litmatch.net.

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