It’s Ayesha! Write for Haiti is really taking place! We encourage you to send your stories in with the submission form below:
Name/Pen Name : (say whether you would like your real name or pen name to be used)Age :Location :Story Title/Word Count :
I’m curious to see how many people have already started their stories. I started mine this morning and already have 300 words down.
115 Oak Avenue was a perpetual Halloween haunted house. In appearance anyway.
There’s my opening. I’m going with a slightly creepy story that ends well.
What are you writing?
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.
Hello, it’s Ayesha again! :D
All of you fantastic people writing short stories for Write for Haiti deserve a huge hug!
We are planning on having every story submitted in the book, unless we get too many submissions or something then we’d either have another book or cut some stories out.
We would ask that all of the short stories have a theme of kindness, however you interpret that.
They be kept to between 1,000 and 5,000 words.
We’ve set a deadline for MARCH 25th 2012 for all the stories to be in.
Please email all stories to email@example.com
If you miss the deadline I’m afraid that we will not be able to wait for you.
We want to have the editing and formatting complete between March 26-31, and having it ready to be sold as soon as possible after that.
Name/Pen Name : (say whether you would like your real name or pen name to be used)Age :Location :Story Title and Word Count :
Last year, around this time, Japan had a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, followed by tsunamis.
A group of writers from around the globe wanted to raise money and help make a difference to those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunamis.
We achieved this goal by publishing a collection of short stories in both eBook and paperback format. All of the profits raised by our book went to the Red Cross (both in the UK and the US).
This was the inspiration behind Write for Haiti, so we can repeat any form of help we can manage. :D
Write for Japan is still available for purchase, if any new-comers(or anyone, really!) are interested in seeing what we did last year.
Write For Japan available from LuLu.com.
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Write For Japan is now available as an E-Book on Smashwords.com
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Write For Japan is now available on Amazon Kindle
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Welcome to the Write for Haiti official tumblr!
I am second-in-command, the co-captain Ayesha, and it is an amazing honour to be working with this project!
Firstly, a massive thank-you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this project. I really appriciate all of you for donating your stories to this cause.
So far, the tumblr is set up as well as the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to email us with any enquiries.
Heather’s - the amazing lead minion behind this project - rough plan so far is that the majority of March is for participants to write and submit their stories.
The deadline is the 25th of March.
After this, the remaining days of March, the 26th-31st will be devoted to editing and formatting.
In April, as soon as the proof copy is delivered, the process will be approved and selling will begin.
We’re depending on you to publicize the book as much as possible so we can raise as much funds as possible in April and May.
At the end of May, the funds will be sent to RandomActs.
Once again, thanks so much for being a part of this!
Please shoot us an ask or an email if you have any questions. We’ll have the submission form up a bit later.
Lots of thanks!