The online ex-pat writers’ group I belong to, Writers Abroad, is putting together an anthology to celebrate our experiences far from our native lands and we’re looking for other ex-pats to share their stories in the collection.
Here’s the details:
“Writers Abroad will be publishing their fourth anthology, with the working title of Far Flung and Foreign, this year.
We are seeking submissions of short stories, flash fiction, non-fiction pieces and poetry on the theme of foreign places, which must be firmly grounded in a particular place such as a country, area, town, village, building. The anthology will be print published and later available as an e-book.
This year Writers Abroad will be donating all profits made to the charity: Book Aid International. Book Aid International increases access to books and supports literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. They provided 543,280 new books to over 2,000 libraries last year alone and have sent more than 30 million books to partner libraries since 1954.
Author Amanda Hodgkinson will be writing the foreword. Amanda currently lives in the south west of France with her family. Her debut novel, 22 Britannia Road, was released in April 2011.
“An affecting story, extremely well told” (The Times)
“Riveting, luminous” (New York Times Book Review)
“Convincing and touchingly portrayed” (Independent on Sunday)”
The deadline for submissions is 31st July. To view the rules and conditions of entry and how to submit please see Writers Abroad’s website.
Hope we get lots of good entries from all over the world, Dianne!