Thursday, 28 February 2008

Warchild: You're Not the Only One

I've been meaning to blog about this for a while but haven't quite got round to it. But I am now. So here goes...

A group of bloggers have decided to create an anthology from blog posts called "You're Not the Only One" which will be published and sold via Lulu with all profits going to the Warchild charity.

All you need to do is:

1) Be a blog owner
2) Submit a blog post (less than 1,500 words long) that you think fits the theme "You're Not the Only One"
3) Email it to bv 9th March (extended deadline, they'd like some more humerous entries if possible)
4) Publicise the book/call for submissions
5) Buy the book when it comes out if your submission is accepted (£9)

And that's about it as far as I can see. You can find out more here

I don't think I've ever submitted a non-fiction piece, not for at least 10 years anyway and, as I don't really share details of my personal life on this blog, I was at a bit of a loss when I first heard about this call for subs. What to send? Ummmmm....

In the end I decided to send a post called "10 Reasons Why You Shouldn't BBQ on a balcony" (snappy title!). I'm not entirely convinced that it's the kind of sub they want (unless the world is full of failed balcony BBQers who want to feel like they're not the only one!) but hey, nothing ventured nothing gained right?

Why don't you give it a go too?


Sarah Dunnakey said...

I really wanted to submit something for this but I too have very few autobiographical bits. Now that they have extended the deadline however and have specifically aske for humourous stuff I might just retrawl through what I've got. Your 'balconies' one sounds fun, hope it gets included so we get a chance to read it

Emerging Writer said...

You have such interesting posts! This one does mention that if you make a submission, you have to buy the book (whether you're in it or not I think) although how they'll know, I don't know.