Format and Content
We look forward to receiving a wide variety of contributions for the RV Storybook; whether it’s a written piece, photograph, video, or something novel and way more creative, it’s good to go. We don’t want you to restrict yourself in any way: your contributions are bounded only by your own creativity. As such, written pieces, for instance, could be in the form of excerpts from letters you wrote or received while in RV, conversations you had, and even chits you passed around in class!
It’s worth reiterating what we expressed in the Manifesto:
RV exists more than just ‘in general’; it exists in particular, in the moment. True beauty is fleeting, and RV is made beautiful not just by any omnipresent ambience, but by the unique and personal beauty it represents to each person. RV is you, and you are RV; what we want is your RV.
It would be unwise, we think, to contribute ‘farewell-speech’ memoirs that attempt, bravely, to encapsulate all that RV means to you, because what RV represents to you is best expressed in the little things, the juice breaks and the chalk fights, and the way your moustache from a play just wouldn’t wash off. We feel sure that, having known and loved RV, you will appreciate this.
How you go about sending us your contribution really is rather simple:
- Make some sort of document or file of your contribution. Written pieces could be in the form of doc, pdf or txt files; pics could be jpg or png; and so on and so forth.
- Address a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and attach your file to that mail. In the body of the mail itself, you could include a short description of your contribution (if you want to), but be sure to clearly mention your name, batch, the years you spent at RV, and admission number (this one’s just there so that the oldies can induce gasps in us younglings). Important: Your subject title should include the word “contribution”. Hit send. If you feel like it, you can do a little jig after that. Because it’s that easy.
- Upon receiving your mail, we will publish your contribution as a blog post here on rvstorybook.wordpress.com. As far as possible, we will try not to alter your contribution in any way, except to iron out any typos and the like. If we ever feel the need to contact you about anything, we will do so, because it’s your contribution.
- Feel free to contact us regarding any doubts and clarifications at email@example.com, or at facebook.com/rvstorybook.
We welcome any suggestions, ideas, advice and criticism you have: just send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org, and remember to include the word “thoughts” in your subject title.