Tuesday, January 26, 2010

100 Stories for Haiti call for submissions

100 Stories for Haiti is a collection of short stories being sold to raise money for relief efforts in disaster-striken Haiti. All proceeds go to the Red Cross. This worthwhile cause is the project of Greg McQueen, a British writer who wanted to do something for the unfortunate people of Haiti. They are still looking for short stories of 1000 words or less in all genres and have extended the deadline to Wednesday. Here are the details:

We want short story submissions to help raise money for disaster-stricken Haiti. Out of the submissions, 100 pieces of fiction will be chosen to appear in an e-book and paperback, the proceeds of which will go to the Red Cross.

If you want to send a short story, please follow these guidelines:

• Do not exceed 1,000 words.

• No stories containing graphic violence, death or destruction.

• We want stories with a lot of HEART, a dash of COMPASSION, and unmeasurable amounts of HOPE. Stories that anyone can read. Stories that leave you feeling as though life really is worth living.

Send all stories in the body of an email to: 100storiesforhaiti@gmail.com.

Stories sent as attachments will *not* be opened. Write “Submission” in the subject of the email.

Please follow the above guidelines carefully, and include your full contact details.

Nick Harkaway, author of ‘The Gone Away World’, will be editing a story for the book as well as penning the introduction.

The e-book will be sold on www.smashwords.com. The paperback will be published and sold by Unbound Press, and will be available online about a week after the release of the e-book

The website:


Maybe you already have a story that word work, or maybe you are great under pressure and can bang one out in a day. Or maybe you or someone you know would love to buy the book and support this fantastic cause.

Another way to help would be to mention 100 Stories for Haiti or set up a link on your own blog. But please do it today because the deadline is Wednesday!

Thank you!

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