Cover by the talented Drusilla Morgan
My very first anthology inclusion came with STORIES FOR SENDAI:
A collection of inspirational short stories loosely themed around the strength of the human spirit.
All proceeds were donated to GlobalGiving in aid of victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Some of those experiences were more rewarding than others.
I seriously considered to cease submitting to anthologies.
But then, I learned of
LIKE A WOMAN ANTHOLOGY
The anthology editors, authors, cover artist, proof readers, etc. are all volunteers.
The stories are donations by the authors.
All proceeds of the anthology will go to a charity
that supports women who are survivors of domestic abuse.
What a noble cause, right?
Last night, Mirren Hogan, one of the three editors,
(resident of NSW Australia, wife, mother, Food Person to dog, cat, and countless birds
with advanced degrees in education and writing)
let me know my story was accepted!
Mirren writes urban fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction.
My last anthology, like my first,
will be to help hurting others.
Of course, nothing in publishing ever runs smoothly,
so the original publisher can no longer handle this anthology.
Mirren, Jeanette O’Hagan and Christina Aitken
are going to push on and publish the anthology themselves.
Wish them luck.
If you have any ideas that may help them, visit their FB page:
This great endeavor reminds me of the lyrics to Thea Gilmore's song:
"Start As We Mean To Go On"
We’re gonna do what must be done
And start as we mean to go on
Well, we came to the party late
But we’re staying here to see the sun
And start as we mean to go on.
So we'll start the meter running
We're gonna start to count the cost
To see what we're becoming
And not what has been lost.
What do you hope to accomplish
with your fiction?