As some of you know, I am a member of the on-line writing support group, Writers Abroad and this year we will be publishing our fifth anthology, entitled Kaleidoscope.
Writers Abroad has published four anthologies in the past five years. We have gathered, selected, edited and published writers from all over the world. In total well over 350 writers took the time to write to a given theme; food, relationships and places. Some of these writers were experienced and published, others were first timers.
We’ve (the collective ‘we’ as in writers) have published 286 pieces of writing, weighing in at a hefty 250,000 words and have raised over £1500 for charities who are committed to increasing access to books and reading for those where it seems impossible. Who knows what difference this has made to one individual, to their choices in life and to their wider community?
From May 1st until June 15 we are seeking submissions of short stories, flash fiction and poetry on the theme of light, as 2015 is the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. The theme is open to interpretation: your light might dispel evil, or reveal something unexpected in the darkness; perhaps your character ‘sees the light’ in a revelation; or light may have an important role in your setting. Firelight can destroy or warm and illuminate; or you may be inspired by the difference in light in other countries. The anthology will be print published and later available as an e-book.
This year Writers Abroad will be donating all profits made to: Room to Read, an international charity striving for a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.
Author Christopher Allen will be writing the foreword for this anthology. He is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire), an episodic adult cartoon about a man struggling with expectations.
Visit the WA Anthology page for the full Call for Submissions and details of how to submit. Please observe the word counts and only one entry per author.
And NO, you don’t have to be a member of Writers Abroad to submit, only an ex pat (or former ex pat).
Next Time: I shall be updating my Works In Progress *bites fingernails*