That amazing man, Greg McQueen, who, when the rest of us were sitting and watching, horrified, at pictures of the earthquake in Haiti, got up out of his chair and actually did something, raising £4000 for the Red Cross with 100 Stories for Haiti, is at it again. In his own words:
Once again I find myself unable to keep ignoring the need to do something. This time it is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. I am just about to send something in, why don't you do that too? Thank you, Greg, for once again rousing us to action!