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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

Out now! My story ‘Staring at the Sun’ is featured in the latest issue of Scrutiny Journal, the online literary journal of Magic Realism.

Have a read here:

Staring at the Sun

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

 

 

Shipwrecked on the Shores of Time, is a dramatic monologue written by Mark Lewis about a Pirate having time-travelled to modern day Bristol. This was performed as part of the first ever Bristales and filmed at the White Bear in Bristol! Be warned Not Safe For Work due to bad language!

Performed by Tim Whitten, Direction by Kris Hallett and Production by Samantha Coghlan and Assistant Production by Aisling Coghlan

Pleased to say my dramatic monologue about a time-travelling Pirate, called Stranded on the Shores of Time is being performed as part of the Bristales showcase tomorrow.

Bristales is a special event featuring monologues, duologues and poetry written by Bristol writers, with a Bristol theme and performed by actors.

Tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristales-tickets-34193237895?aff=erelexpmlt

Richard Cook has been busy over Easter and completed another stomping International Electromatics track! The music this time is dancefloor-friendly EBM. See the link below for Richard’s musical inspirations and synths used.

As for the lyrics this time I was thinking of military science fiction, particularly Joe Haldeman’s Forever War and Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. What struck me about these stories, beyond the tales of war was how isolated the people were, despite their noble aims and how ultimately despite their heroism they were essentially caught in a dystopian existence.

 

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

List of movies I watched in 2016:

Fight Club
Wild Tales
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Hitchcock
The Big Short
True Grit (Coen Brothers)
A Girl Walks Home
Deadpool
Kingsman
The Man who Fell to Earth
Dallas Buyers Club
A SIngle Man
Anomalisa
High Rise
Batman vs Superman
Mr Holmes
Amy
Electricity
The Mummy (Hammer Horror)
Magnolia
Captain America Civil War
Casablanca
Eye in the Sky
Macbeth (2015)
Nina Forever
The Book Thief
Cherry Tree
Good Mourning, Lucille
Summer Time in New York
The Magdalene Sisters
The Look of Love
Kill Your Friends
Suicide Squad
Star Trek Beyond
Jason Bourne
Cuban Fury
The Hallows
The Double
Tyrannosaur
Mr Nobody
Zero
Bedevilled
Justice League The New Frontier
Out of the Dark
The Maker
Serpent’s Lair
Mulholland Drive
Triangle
Bandidas
Solus
Trumbo
Batman & Mr Freeze Sub-Zero
Suburban Nightmare
The Terrortory
Trolls
Depression: The Movie
Share
Arrival
Cargo
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Hateful Eight
Star Wars – Rogue One
The Lady in the Van
Black Butler
Ink
Interstellar
The Frame
It Follows