More good news about KNOWONDER! Here are excerpts from the email I got:
First - we have secured a large amount of funding! This investment will enable us to give you a much better and easier experience in using/viewing our stories and content via mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire. We will also be delivering more content than ever before after the apps are launched. Readers will be able to vote on stories as they read them, monthly prizes will be given away, and much, much more! Also, it will finally allow me (Phillip) to work full-time on knowonder!, so you'll be seeing and hearing more from us.
Second - we are increasing the amount we pay per story! We will now be paying $25 for stories between 500-999 words, and $50 for stories over 1,000 words.
...the downside is that we will not be publishing stories for up to 3 months (until June) while we are building up our story database and building out the apps. (We will, however, be publishing Totally True Tuesdays and Fun Facts Friday pieces). ...However, if you are interested in submitting your stories, please know that we will be selecting and paying for stories on a monthly basis, so you will know within 30 days whether or not your stories have been accepted, even though they may not be published until June or after.
Last of all, THANK YOU, again, for your support of knowonder....
All the best,
Phillip Chipping, Founder