Before you send us an email with a question about WF?, browse through the FAQ below.
1. What’s the deal with the title?
The title of the magazine is an obvious allusion to Charles Fort. Well, obvious if you know your stuff about pioneers of the paranormal. If you’re not familiar with the work of Charles Fort, he was the author of several books regarding a wide variety of paranormal phenomena and is highly regarded as the “Father of Modern Paranormal Investigation.” His writing style was once commented on by UFO expert Jerome Clark who called it a “distinctive blend of mocking humor, penetrating insight, and calculated outrageousness.”
Sound familiar? We thought so too, so we decided to pay homage to Mr. Fort, a totally under-appreciated yet incredibly substantial figure in documenting the wide world of the weird, in the naming of this mag. For more info on Charles Fort, the wikipedia entry on him is a great place to start, and it even includes links to many sources for reading his work online absolutely free.
2. Can I write an article for you guys?
Of course! We’re always looking for new writers to lend their talents to WF, so if you’re interested and you’ve got an idea for an article, drop us a line and let us know! Got a great article that you think would fit in perfectly here at WF but it’s already posted on your own site? That’s ok too. If you let us post it, we’ll make sure that you get the appropriate linkage. Email us!.
3. What the heck is with the image next to my comments?
That’s called a gravatar. If you don’t have a gravatar account, it automatically selects the head of dear old grandad, Charles Fort. If you want to customize it (and we highly suggest that you do), just create an account at en.gravatar.com/signup with the same email address that you use to comment on the page, and voila, five minutes later you’ve got your own custom avatar that will show up every time that you leave comment.
4. Can I advertise on WF?
Sure! We used to be a lot more strict about paid advertising here, but with rising hosting costs, and the desire to do something nice for our writers once in awhile, we’ve had to buckle to the pressure. We’re totally open to hosting your advertisement, as long as we’re cool with what you’re advertising. Drop us a line and we’ll talk about it more.
5. Will you review my book/film/music/etc?
We would absolutely love to review anything sent our way, with a major emphasis on films. Especially the scary ones. If you’d like us to take a crack at your stuff, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to get it into our hands.
6. Want some help? What can I do?
There’s several ways that you can help out the little mag that could: First of all, tell your friends! Word of mouth is by far the best kind of advertising that anyone could hope for, especially for a little independent outfit like WF?. Drop your friends a line and let ‘em know about the mag, heck, donate your Facebook status to us for a few hours. Wear one of our insanely awesome glow in the dark tshirts (they only cost $9! We literally make .09 cents of each sale)! Ask your favorite podcast to have us on. You get the idea.
Secondly, you can always link to us. Facebook page? Website? Blog? Need a graphic? We’ll send you one. Let us know if you’ve linked to us and we’ll show you some love.
And lastly, you can always donate to our web hosting and the miscellaneous costs of keeping the website up and running. We don’t like asking for money, but your donations help keep WF free of cheesy paid ads, ensure that we can keep doing fun promotions, and continue bringing you unique pieces. As we’ve said before, this is a labor of love, not profit. No one is getting paid, trust us. If you feel like helping us out, here’s where you can do it. We’ll love you forever, and we mean it.
7. How can I get in touch you guys?
Easy! For general questions, comments, suggestions, or legal threats from hoity-toity paranormal personalities that we’ve made fun of (we’ll toss them on the stack), send your sentiments to email@example.com.
For hot tips on a story, article submissions, or book/film/etc review requests, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact any of our regular contributors, check out the “About WF? & Contributors” page for their individual contact info.
8. Why are you so mean?
We actually get asked this enough to include it in the FAQ. How great is that?
While we’re not really sure that we’re actually that mean, we can probably chalk this up to a misunderstanding of sarcasm. Yeah, we definitely love to poke fun at people, especially paranormal experts, but hear us out.
A) We rarely make fun of anyone who doesn’t deserve it. For example, any psychic that takes advantage of someone’s grief for the sake of profit, or a reality television star charging five year old kids $25 bucks for a headshot. Comeon guys, not cool.
B) If we’re ever out of line in our poking fun, we will humbly apologize. Don’t believe us? Ask Ghost Hunters‘ Amy Bruni.
We’re actually pretty nice, so long as you aren’t taking advantage of people or being a general douche.
Think about it. Write about it. File it. Laugh at it.