January 26, 2011

100 Stories for Queensland

I am just putting the final touches on a submission for 100 Stories for Queensland. Like 100 Stories for Haiti and 50 Stories for Pakistan before it this is a charity anthology to help those in need. In these case the flood victims in Australia.

I just found out about it two days ago, and was confronted with the void of the blank page yesterday morning when I sat down to write something for it. I seriously had no idea what to write about, but as I am learning, I just trusted the process and wrote the first image that popped into my head and let the story flow from there. I of course had to plow through some of the psychology of it; after all I have been accepted at the last two of these and there was the brief terror of failure (made worse by previous success). I did get over it, and did my best. I am hopeful it will help; either way I’ll be buying a copy.

There is not much time left, but it’s not too late. The constraints can be very focusing (time, length, content), and very useful. Why not go for it?

Read about the project.
Submit a story.

Oh, I almost forgot. Nick Daws who was involved in the other two projects blogged a bit about the editing process and what they are looking for. Check it out; I just love it when an editor pulls back the curtain.


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