Writer's Guild June 2022 Report

Project Name: Writer’s Guild

Project Status: [in progress]

Council Members:

AshleyC (ashleyc.near)

bagadefente (bagadefente.near)

beet93 (brzk-93444.near)

gabrielfelipejacomel (gabrielfelipejacomel.near)

Oblakofficialss (oblakofficialss.near)

pinkalsky (pinkalskyy.near)

Balance: Current account balance: 1175.57 DAI, 142.36 NEAR, 100 USN
Total in USD: 1, 737.53

Astrodao: near-writers-collective.sputnik-dao.near

June Projects:

  1. CREATE A 3XR GALLERY - research for a new book
    (600 usd in DAI) submitted by @frnvpr
    Target wallet: frnvpr.near

  2. Dramaturgy Workshop (June, 2022)
    (560 usd in DAI) submitted by @eliaspintanel
    Target wallet: eliaspintanel.near

  3. Rhyme Schemes
    (750 usd in DAI) submitted by @BigM007
    Target wallet: fatokunmayowa.near
    Contest Winners: eliaspintanel.near, roxytheentertainer.near, trusthengine.near

  4. Lullabies for the End of the World
    (300 usd in DAI) submitted by AshleyC
    Target wallet: ashleyc.near

  5. Can there be Poetry in Health?
    (750 usd in DAI) submitted by @janainasteiger
    Target wallet: janasteiger.near

  6. Communication strategies for Writer’s Guild
    (500 usd in DAI) submitted by @aandz
    Target wallet: aandz.near

  7. Reflections on a Single Line
    A collaboration between the VN Artists DAO and the Near Writer’s Guild.
    100 USD in USN was sent to the Writer’s Guild Treasury by the VN Artists Dao in remuneration and this surplus will be kept in the Guild Funds pending proper use towards one of the Guild initiatives.



  • Bounties do onboard individuals, but events and media are needed to reach audiences beyond our ecosystem. Social media will continue to be expanded in tandem with live readings and events.
  • Contests that feature calls for specific types of poems must be thoroughly explained to the community and deadlines for contests must be listed with a clear timezone.
  • Contests with high value prizes must be coupled with heavy social media advertising or the prize values should be reduced.

Accounting (Still to be paid out):

  • Can There Be Poetry In Health? (updated timeline, August 4th): 375 USD in DAI
  • Lullabies For the End of the World (updated timeline, July 6th): 150 USD in DAI
  • Dramaturgy Workshop (updated timeline, July 11th): 280 USD in DAI
  • Council Fund to @pinkalsky: 250 USD in DAI

Next Steps:

  • Expansion of Near Writer’s page on Medium.
  • Community-led voting on bounties and contests via telegram poll.
  • Monthly community calls at 5 GMT on the 3rd Friday of every month.
  • Population and design of website.
  • Reach 100 organic followers on Instagram and 100 on Twitter.
  • Begin to build impressions and sense of belonging in the community.
  • Understand the kind of content and formats that are most effective in the media channels.