Ok, I got the first entries in the schedule--see the link in the sidebar, or just click here. I'm going to use the Sunday of the week as the target date. It would be nice if you could get me your pieces a few days before the Sunday, in case I have trouble formatting it or some question.
You should be able to send it to me in any reasonably common format. Plain text is ok. You can just type it into an email if you want to. Microsoft Word. Anything supported by Open Office. I'll certainly let you know if it's something I can't work with.
I don't plan to do any content editing, except possibly for spelling or similar errors. I'm not worried about anyone who's participating saying anything so offensive to my sensibilities that I wouldn't want to publish it.
El Gaucho and I were talking about this, and he wondered what I was expecting, and if a few paragraphs about the author, why he likes him or her, and maybe some representative quotes would be sufficient. Well, first of all: yes, definitely. That's pretty much what I intend to do with my authors. I don't plan to attempt a big critical essay. And second of all: in my mind there are no very definite expectations, except that a piece about Charles Dickens should be about Charles Dickens. Within reasonable limits, the pieces can be as long or as short as you like, though I figure people aren't likely to go over a couple of thousand words, and most pieces will probably be less (for comparison, the average blog post here is under a thousand words).
Let me know if I made any mistakes or left anything out in the schedule.