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I’m involved in editing this anthology and have been going through what we’ve got so far. We’ve had some fantastic submissions so far, but room for more! Deadline 31 August 2017.

Open call for submissions of flash fiction and poetry for a charity anthology

 

We’re seeking submissions of poetry and flash fiction for a charity anthology  which will raise money for the Alf Dubs Children’s Fund.

 

Lord Alfred Dubs was rescued by the Kindertransport in 1939 and brought to Britain as a refugee when he was 6 years old. The fund’s aim is to help lone children refugees, protect them from traffickers, and get them to safety.

 

You can read more about it here.

 

Please note that as this is to raise funds for charity, no payment will be made to authors. The project is being run by volunteers with all profit going straight to the fund.

 

The anthology will be released in conjunction with a second anthology of science fiction short stories (for which submissions are full) later this year.

 

Submissions Guidelines

  • 100 line limit for poetry
  • 1000 word limit for flash fiction
  • Authors and poets may submit up to three pieces
  • The theme is child or refugee, but this can be a ‘flavour to the piece’ rather than a strict theme
  • Due to the nature of the charity, only PG submissions will be accepted
  • doc., docx., rtf., or txt. files please.
  • We’re not going to get strict on font or formatting, but nothing too weird please.

 

Please note that all pieces may be subject to editing (with your co-operation and permission of course), but please ensure that all submissions are as polished as possible.

 

We will ask for first publication rights. Full copyright and all other rights etc will be retained by the respective authors.

 

Any questions, please ask. Or get writing and send your submissions to charityanthology@gmail.com by 31st August.

 

Editors:

 

Sandra Fairbrother (writes as SW Fairbrother)

www.swfairbrother.com

 

Mark Lewis

https://syntheticscribe.wordpress.com/

 

Jesse Marbulcanti

I’ve had a go at the latest writing challenge by Christopher Fielden and Allen Ashley, the aim is to write (over) descriptively. As ever, this type of contrarian writing is a lot of fund to do.

Mine is number 77!

Why not have a go? When a 100 is reached they will be published in an anthology, with the proceeds going to a good charitable cause.

http://www.christopherfielden.com/writing-challenges/sensory-writing-challenge.php

Nonsensically Challenged, available as ebook and paperback. Christopher Fielden‘s latest collection of contrarian writing challenges collects 100 stories with a nonsense theme. Includes a little piece of flash fiction by me, as well as David Turnbull, and Allen Ashley. All in a good cause too, the Daisy Garland charity.  

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nonsensically+challenged

 

Product Details

 

 

Follow this link to a new story, thrilled that Fiction on the Web have published it. Post-apocalyptic story about a Postman with a precious cargo that just has to get through!

http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2017/04/come-rain-or-come-shine-by-m-m-lewis.html#comment-form_524780790154205923

Who doesn’t like a bit of Nonsense? I’ve just taken part in the Nonsense Writing Challenge, the brief was basically to write a Nonsense story in under 200 words.

The details are here, my effort, ‘Troubled Waters’ is number 84!

http://www.christopherfielden.com/writing-challenges/nonsense-writing-challenge.php

The latest Sein und Werden, on the theme of Mappa Mundi is now online!

It features two Clockhouse London Writers collaborations, ‘The Map to Nowhere’ and ‘Mind the Map’, writers involved in these collaborations are Allen Ashley, Gary Budgen, Rima Devereaux, Sarah Doyle, Robin Lupton, David Turnbull, Sandra Unerman and, er, me.

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/summer15/

Out now! The Twice Upon a Time anthology includes my very own story ‘The Chancellor’s Tale’.  This is a collection of diverse and fascinating reimagined fairy tales.  My story is in the very good company of fellow Clockhouse London Writers Gary Budgen and Sarah Doyle.

http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/p/bookstore.html

My latest collaboration with the other Clockhouse London Writers is featured in the 10th anniversary edition of seinundwerden. My own contribution ‘Ten Days that Shook the World is here:

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundw…/winter14/page12.html – private

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwe…/winter14/page4.html – private

My flash fiction ‘Schadenfreude’ has just been released in the themed anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press, Life is a Rollercoaster.

The brief was to write a story on the theme of amusement parks.  My story is a bit of a satire, not an attraction you’d want to ride on…

http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com/2014/10/life-is-roller-coaster-is-now-available.html

Check out the latest edition of seinundwerden, Theatrum Diabolorum here:

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn14/index.html

This issue features the Clockhouse London Writers’ story The Clockhouse Players Present, which includes my own contribution, featuring the Devil himself!

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn14/page1.html