SQUIRREL

Because inquiring squirrels want to know…

Three Dollar Squirrel is back! For real. ha I’ve launched on Patreon recently and made the Squirrel part of my routine, so let’s get started!

GUIDELINES

  1. Prompts post on the 15th of each month.
  2. Answer the prompts below in 50-200 words (rough guideline, you can go over but not under if you have more to say, max 500 words).
  3. Submissions are due by 12pm/noon on the 25th so you have 10 days.
  4. Email it to cheapsquirrel@gmail.com with the subject line “Squirrel” – you can copy and paste the following into an email for convenience.

Name or Pen Name:
Answer/Reply:
URL (site, blog, social):


PROMPTS

0915/18 for OCTOBER’S ISSUE
What rituals do you have when you prep for a writing session?

Do you have a favorite pen, play music with or without a headset, head to a coffee shop, make coffee or tea, or just squeeze it in whenever.

1015/18 for NOVEMBER’S ISSUE
TBA

Content coming.

1115/18 for DECEMBER’S ISSUE
TBA

Content coming.


SUBMIT A QUESTION

If you would like to suggest questions for future issues, please feel free to include them in an email (same address) with the subject line “Inquiring squirrels want to know” and we’ll add it to the list and credit you. In the case of duplicates, we’ll credit all contributors.

WHAT YOU GET

All participants get squirrelly swag on receipt of submission as well as a copy of the zine each month for as long as they are subscribed on the 3.00 patron level.

NOTE: If you ever get stuck, just do a tag search for “Your Guide to Squirrels” (I literally just made the tag for it ha) and it will pull up the guidelines for you.

MISSION

THREE DOLLAR SQUIRREL is by writers for writers about the act, art, and process of writing. Our mission: To connect and educate writers while supporting zine culture.

FOLLOW US

Follow us on Twitter @cheapsquirrel and check out our squirrelly escapades on Instagram @cheapsquirrel too! We’re also at http://www.facebook.com/cheapsquirrel

– Diggory & Grigio


ABOUT THE SQUIRRELS

Diggory is our original mascot. He loves road trips, instigating zines, and misbehaving in general. He thinks Grigio is a bit of a stuffed shirt, but he is happy not to have to edit the zine, preferring instead to spend his time gallivanting around with his family.

Grigio adopted us a few years later. He’s a bit more sophisticated. My daughter made him black wire rim glasses so, of course, I had to follow suit with a striped, needle felted tie. He’s a rather distinguished kind of guy.

Diggory and Grigio are also kin to two other squirrels – Nigel and Cedric. Cedric is currently on holiday in Stockholm, Sweden with friends.

Yes, we are Harry Potter fans.
No, I hadn’t even thought about it when I named them.

BECAUSE SQUIRRELS HAVE RIGHTS AND DON’T LIKE SPAM

We reserve the right to refuse any submitted URLs – squirrels don’t use Mary Kay or sign up for MLMs. Just sayin’.