I am pleased to pre-announce the launch of a new, professional  
periodical focused exclusively on Ruby.

The journal, tentatively titled "Red," will be published monthly and  
will be distributed internationally as a stylish, high-quality, 60- 
page PDF. Each month, Red will focus on boosting the skills and  
productivity of all Ruby programmers -- from novices to gurus --  
providing pragmatic, practical, insightful, hands-on, and diverse  
advice and expertise.

Contributors will be paid for material accepted and published in the  
journal. Like other journals, all material will be vetted by peers  
and experts prior to publication.

Feature-length stories (4,000 words) earn $500.00.

Column-length stories (2,500 words) earn $350.

In addition to three features each month, Red will also include five- 
six regular monthly columns that appear in every issue, news, updates  
on software releases, community happenings, user group meetings, op- 
ed, and reviews and examples of Ruby packages.

Red will also include a "Marketplace" section where ISPs, developers,  
designers, and organizations can advertise jobs, services, skills,  
conferences, books, training, and products.

The advertising rate is $2,000 per page. Half-page, quarter-page,  
third-page and one-eighth-page ads are available at a pro-rated fee.  
Classified ads of 100 words or less are $50.00.

Annual subscriptions to Red will be $60.


If you're interested in...

... Subscribing

... Becoming a regular columnist

... Writing feature- or column-length stories

... Submitting your work for consideration

... Providing guidance and ideas for stories and coverage

... Advertising, or

... Just want more information

... please send email to ruby.journal / mac.com to receive updates,  
schedules, writer guidelines, and news as the editorial plan, web  
site, and design of the journal take shape.


I look forward to your questions, ideas, readership, and  
participation in furthering the gem called Ruby.

M. Samuel "Flywheel" Streicher

Flywheel, Gadget, and Sprocket Media

Email: ruby.journal / mac.com

AIM: samuelflywheel