The Duck's main page features a News blog, and you can also reach the news page by clicking on the "news" link in the topbar on all the pages.
Only the admins can make newsposts, but they are happy to include your news! Basically, you just have to tell us. We can't possibly monitor everyone's comic, so we rely on you to tell us if you're reaching a milestone or anniversary.
What we will post:
Comic milestones - we count by 25s. 25, 50, 75, 100, etc. (every 25 pages). Also comic anniversaries- 1 year, 2 years, so on!
We can announce if your comic is has been completed, too. This usually is a great accomplishment, and it's a well-deserved pat on the back.
We may end up deciding something isn't quite appropriate for the main page, but there is no harm in asking.
Note when we say contests, we don't mean "send me fan art and everyone's will get posted, because oops I'm going on vacation and I need filler." That's not a contest, that's just a request for filler. :] There's nothing wrong with asking for it - but that sort of thing is probably better in the forums than the newsposts.
What we won't post:
Stuff which is better off in the Meet, Greet, Show and Tell forum:
We've got reasons for those, but basically some of it isn't very "newsworthy" or can end up being unfair.
Stuff which is better off in the Networking and Community Projects forum:
There's a bit of discretion here. The newsposts are meant to be for noteworthy or unusual things, so if we think it is, we will!
We're also happy to "piggyback" non-newspost things onto newspost things. So for example, if you're reaching 50 pages and that's also the start of chapter 3, we'll include all of that (but we wouldn't announce chapter 3 on its own). Or if you're coming back from a hiatus and 'celebrating' by having a contest, we'll include all that too!
How to tell us about your news:
Send a PQ to skoolmunkee with your announcement and any relevant links. If you want to send specific text to post, that is fine, or you can just let her know the gist and then she can say something quickly (but probably less creatively) about it.
Feel free to PQ her for any related questions as well!