Author and editor Dean Francis Alfar (whose work will appear in our first issue), is putting together a charity anthology to support the ongoing relief efforts in the Philippines. Says Dean:
Writer friends in the Philippines and around the world – I’m putting up a English-language digital anthology of short fiction to help those devastated by the recent super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). You do not have to be a Filipino to submit a story, only a writer who wants to help out the Philippines.
As a charity anthology, all proceeds will go directly toward one or more relief organizations. My chief concern is the timing (as these anthos do take time to put together) but a friend told me that it is important to have continued awareness and relief even after some time has passed, so let’s go for it.
So send in a short story to email@example.com (please put “Yolanda Relief Anthology” in the subject line). Reprints welcome, originals more than welcome. No payment except for my thanks and the knowledge that your words will help others in some way. Deadline is December 1, 2013. Theme is open and free (to be honest, I wanted a themed antho on storms and hope but I’d rather get wonderful stories of a varied sort and get to helping as soon as we can).
I’d also like to crowdsource for a title – so let me know.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon! Please help spread the word.
Once the anthology is out, we’ll let you know where you can buy it.