Thursday, 9 September 2010

50 Stories for Pakistan

From the man who created 100 Stories for Haiti...

Pakistan … The United Nations estimates that twenty million people have lost their homes as a result of the flooding that started last July. Add to this the thousands who have already lost their lives, and the thousands who will lose their lives because of famine and disease … And well, it is once again time to do something!

100 Stories for Haiti has raised about £4000 for the Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Appeal. I am honoured and proud of the effort put in by writers and readers in supporting the project … So, let’s do it again!

Stories for Pakistan.

Let’s put together a book of 50 stories, each no more than 500 words in length. Any subject or genre is acceptable, however, no stories with any violence, death, or mass destruction.

Let me repeat that and add some extra rules just to be clear … Blimey! Anyone would think I’d done this before!

* 500 WORDS MAXIMUM.
* ANY SUBJECT OR GENRE.
* NO STORIES WITH ANY VIOLENCE, DEATH, OR DESTRUCTION.
* NO MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS.
* NO EMAIL ATTACHMENTS!

Please cut & paste your story into the body of an email, include your name, postal address, email address, and (if you have one) website. Include a short bio if you have one. Short, as in, one or two paragraphs.

ANY SUBMISSIONS FAILING TO FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE RULES WILL BE INSTANTLY REJECTED.

Please send your stories to storiesforpakistan@gmail.com

Stories for Pakistan will go out as an ebook and paperback published by Big Bad Media. We will also look to producing an audiobook version, as well as a version packaged as an iPhone app.

Proceeds will go to the Red Cross Pakistan Floods Appeal.

Writers, come on, it’s time to make a difference!

storiesforpakistan@gmail.com

Oh, deadline! SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.

– Greg McQueen


Visit the 50 Stories for Pakistan website.

I've submitted my story, and will be buying a copy of the anthology as soon as it's out. Please help spread the word about this wonderful project.

2 comments:

  1. Great stuff, isn't it.. a chance to use our words to do summat worthwhile! Vx

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  2. Lovely idea! As an aside, I've just watched Deepah Mitah's trilogy, including the DVD "Earth", about the partitioning of India and Pakistan. Fascinating. Will try to get a story in by the deadline.

    Judy

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