Ralph got the pictures he used for the banner and the background for our Facebook page, group and Twitter profile from Kieran Colfer. Thanks buddy for letting us use your pictures.
Final shout out to my sister and marketing adviser, Jackie Mitrovich. Not only did she introduce me to Ralph, but she gave me a lot of great advice about promoting the blog. I think we can all expect great things from her in the future.
Remember, feedback is appreciated, so I would love to hear your opinion of our new look.
To celebrate Weekly Update's new look, I am announcing a writing contest!
Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to create an original alternate history scenario involving the photos used in our new background.
Just so you understand, your timeline should include the following events:
1) The Titanic sails into New York City safely in 1912.
2) The Japanese raise their flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.
3) The Americans raise their flag over the Reichstag.
4) The Soviets plant their flag on the Moon.
Feel free to interpret the pictures/statements above as liberally as possible.
Your submission can be in any format you like (simple timeline, essay, fiction, etc.) as long as you include all the pics. Please keep all submissions under 40k words, I do not need another novel to read. All submissions must be sent to ahwupdate at gmail dot com. Once I get a submission or two I will announce a deadline. Winner's work will be posted on Weekly Update and be given the chance to promote his or her writings, projects, etc.
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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a volunteer editor for Alt Hist and a contributor to Just Below the Law. His fiction can be found at Echelon Press, Jake's Monthly and his own writing blog. When not writing he works as an attorney and enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana.