Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Acronyms R Us

I see that Midnight Showcase is now going by MS Fiction, or just MSF. They share this strategy with the august publishing enterprise of DCL (Dark Castle Lords) and the increasingly smokey TWRP (which is either The Wild Rose Press or the sound you make when you zipper up too quickly). Oh, and I guess EREC. Thus proving definitively that acronyms are pretentious....


Anonymous said...

Yeah but EREC is only one letter off from ERECT which makes it HAWTLY pretentious!

Anonymous said...

TWRP is a rather unfortunate acronym if you ask me. Say it out loud. Sounds like twerp.

Anonymous said...

I can't help it, I always think "erection" when I visit here, lol!

Reminds me, though, awhile back my friend Peter discovered some hilarious anagrams using author and publisher names. I'll see if I can get him to post them.

Seeley deBorn said...

I still think you should have figured out a way to include a word that starts with "T" at the end of your name.

And TWRP always comes out as twerp when I say it. I can't understand why they insist on the "T" at the beginning.

Huh. Maybe you should ask them if you can have it.

Anonymous said...

Yes but take the "T" off and you have "warp". Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

what do you mean by the "increasingly smokey" TWRP? You mentioned on Absolute Write that some writers are leaving. Is Wild Rose going under? Thx for any info you can share!

Rhonda Penders said...

There is a very good reason why The Wild Rose Press or TWRP came about.

We wanted to be Wild Rose Press, however, someone owned the domain and refused to sell it. We tried several varieties of the name but finally were forced to put The in front of it and become THE Wild Rose Press.

If anyone thinks that our idea of a cool nickname is TWRP - they have to be joking. But it is what it is.

As for TWRP closing - as the owner and Editor-in-Chief I can tell you that it is the farthest thing from the truth. We aren't going anywhere. As a publisher, we are committed to our authors to do the best job we can for them and to be here to continue to help make their dreams come true.

Anyone who has a question about this is more than welcome to contact me directly at rpenders@thewildrosepress.com.

Rhonda Penders