> What determines whether you accept a new character?
> I notice that many of the most recent additions
> are in their 20s'. Do you prefer younger characters,
> as a way to liven up the stories?
> I want to write for this site but not shure
> where to start. I have sent poems to severl small
> press journals and have many rejection slips. It
> would be neat to get a cyber rejection slip. Do
> you send them e_mail?
Worrying about rejection before you begin is not a propitious start. If you're interested in writing a character, look "Backstage" and read a lot of what has already been written to get an idea for form. Then send me an e-mail and I'll send you a return e-mail which explains how to begin.
The writers decide what to write about. We only ask that they write and maintain certain quality standards. We edit the work to stay consistent with the rest of the authors' stories and to maintain grammar and spelling. If the new writers have skewed towards younger characters, it's because that's what they wanted to write about. Characters of all ilks are welcome.
The editors of The Company Therapist don't give out assignments like features in a magazine. The work is interesting because it comes from the heart of the writer.
The format of The Company Therapist is designed to be broad enough to encompass almost any subject that the writer may want to write about--past, present, future; inner angst or outer turmoil. The Company Therapist was designed to help writers by providing a setting and format for their work. This lifts some of the burdens of more traditional story writing tasks.
Good luck. We look forward to hearing from you.