anyway, how to join a group project?
My first project was an anthology. I like to hang out on the goodreads group On Fiction Writing (affectionately referred to as OFW), and published author Carlos J. Cortes, who leads the group, had a vision of a group project and invited all OFW members to submit stories. I submitted two stories for the project and both were accepted.
Pros: You have less responsibility when you are invited into a project that someone else has envisioned. It’s a good place to start for someone who has never been involved in a group project before.
Cons: You’d have to be at the right place, at the right time, and know the right people.
My second project was another anthology in which I was one of the founders / editors of the project. Wendy and I planned the project and invited submissions from the group of writers who were members of the writing group we moderated.
Pros: You get to choose who you work with and how the project will be organized.
Cons: The weight of success is on your shoulders as you carry the responsibility of leading the project. It’s a lot of work.