Recently there have been growing concerns about the state of the subreddit, and they were mostly about a lack of good written content. Indeed, there are a few essays and reviews which reach the frontpage now and then, however it's evident that the subreddit has been dominated by fanart, clips and announcements. It isn't necessarily a bad thing; although we feel that content which is harder to consume isn't fairly represented on the subreddit. With that in mind, we decided to create the r/anime Writing Club.
Here are the goals of this project:
shift the focus of discussion from seasonal anime to older shows, which get less attention on r/anime;
bring back some quality content to the frontpage of r/anime;
create a platform for people who want to write essays but are concerned their work might not be recognized;
establish a dedicated community of devoted writers who might represent r/anime in the future and follow up with more projects and opportunities;
help out fellow writers with quality and honest feedback on their writing.
So what can we offer to those who decided to join the project? Here are few things:
Quality feedback. Many people are asking how exactly to improve their writing, and this is where we provide it.
Special rules of posting. All essays are going to have a distinct flair, will be promoted on r/anime twitter and submitted every week on a specific day - all of that is done with the goal to create a place for written content on r/anime to exist and be noticed.
There is going to be a wiki page with all essays archived, so even after threads are gone from the frontpage they will be easily accessible to public from here.