I’m pleased to announce that we’ve already had a submission! Hopefully it’ll be the first of many now. Don’t panic if you haven’t quite finished your story yet (I know I haven’t), there are still 10 days before the deadline.
I promised Ayesha that I’d let her run the Tumblr side of things but I thought I’d just drop in and explain a little about the project and my motivation behind it.
Last year when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan I set about trying to get a group of writers together to create a book of short stories based on the themes of devastation and hope. We manage to gather 34 writers of all ages from all places and put together Write For Japan in 18 days. We promoted it as best we could and managed to sell about 55 copies of the book, making just over £100 (once GiftAided) for The Red Cross and their relief efforts.
So, this year when I noticed that Random Acts is going back to Haiti I thought, why not do the same thing again?
Thus, Write For Haiti was started. I’m pleased to say that we have 21 writers signed up so far, many of them having helped out with Write For Japan before.
Random Acts does great work in Haiti, leading a team of volunteers along with actor Misha Collins, they’re helping people rebuild their lives after the earthquake last year.
Please, take a moment to follow this blog, support this project and help to make a difference in people’s lives.