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Vocal's Community Investment Round Webinar
The end of Vocal's Reg CF round is just around the corner (12/15/23), and I’m excited to invite you all to join and participate in our webinar on 12/12/23 at 2:00PM EST.
Invest $500 and Get Five Years of Vocal+ for Free
We’ve been blown away by the incredible show of support in Vocal’s Reg CF Community Round. Thank you to each and every one of you who now proudly owns a piece of Vocal, and to those who took advantage of those early investor perks.
Introducing the Vocal Book Club
Welcome to the official Book Club of Vocal’s BookClub community! What an inspiring community this is for someone — like me, like all of you — who loves reading and talking about books. Seriously, what could be better? I’ve been really inspired by the stories you’ve posted here and thought it would be great to add something from me, and from all of us on the Vocal team, into the mix.
The 2023 Vocal Writing Awards: Community Judging is Open
Our esteemed panel of judges, led by former Times literary editor, Erica Wagner, have sieved through all of the submissions to the Vocal Writing Awards to bring forth finalists that epitomizes craft and artistry. The shortlists for all eight categories are officially live and awaiting your verdict. Vocal community, the fate of the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards is in your hands (and reading minds).
Announcing Vocal's Community Round
From the very first word shared on Vocal to the millions of stories that have been published since, our evolution over the last six years has been truly remarkable. Vocal isn't just a platform anymore; it's a thriving collective, a vibrant community, and a canvas for millions.
Introducing New Communities: Chapters, Writers, Critique, and BookClub
When we first launched Vocal, we embarked on our journey with just six communities. Over the years, your invaluable feedback has guided us in introducing new communities centered around topics that sparked your interest and ignited your creativity. However, we recently made a striking realization - while we are a platform dedicated to writers, we lacked communities specifically designed for writers.
Introducing the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards
Over the last few years, Vocal has hosted nearly 200 writing Challenges and given back over $2M to creators. The stories you've submitted have not only astounded us with their creativity and depth, but the transformative impact these Challenges have had on your lives has left us deeply touched. Your feedback has shown us that Challenges on Vocal are more than just competitions; they are catalysts for growth, creativity, and change.
Introducing the Vocal Store
We are excited to announce a brand-new addition to Vocal: The Vocal Store. This has been in the works for some time, and we're excited to finally share it with you. The store not only features official Vocal-branded merchandise, but also a wide array of curated books, accessories, collaborations, and more.
Introducing the Vocal Weekly Bonus Leaderboard
Two years ago, Vocal introduced Bonuses as a means to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented creators. These Bonuses have served as a way to recognize the hard work, dedication, and creativity displayed within our vibrant community.
Vocal Update: New Communities, Merch, Bonuses, Discord & More
Two months ago, we launched the Vocal Creator Chat and Raise Your Voice Threads, and the response has been truly overwhelming. We're beyond impressed by the depth of engagement and the richness of insights you've shared.
Tackling Spam and Inauthentic Behavior
Some of you have shared your frustrations lately about link-bombing, spammers soliciting sketchy websites, and bot/AI-generated comments and stories on Vocal. We know how hard you all work to create stories and we want all creators to get support and feedback from real users.
An Update on Vocal & Community Building
Vocal has always been committed to providing a platform for creators to share their stories and connect with audiences worldwide. In our constant effort to help creators reach new heights and grow their readership, we are excited to introduce a few updates we’ve been working on.