Monday, 30 May 2011

The Final Line-Up!

Sorry for the lack of updates, but we have been very busy sifting through all the submissions we received. We got a ton of excellent entries, making the task of selection a difficult one indeed! We've had to be really picky, but we've finally managed to narrow them down to twenty awesome entries, and here they are!


In no particular order, the selected entries are...

Population 1 by Philip Allen Loring

Water Child by Julie Christine

Obaachan by Davin Malasarn

The Children of Sendai  by Lorraine Leo

The Last Geisha by Bat-Ami Gordin

A Place to Start by Gale Massey

Kansai Oniisan by C.N. Nevets

The Memory Box by Heather Parker

Tommy's Legacy by J.C. Martin

It Just Seemed the Thing to Do by Roland D. Yeomans

Floating House in the Fleeting World by Kirsty Logan

Thread by Michelle Davidson Argyle

Folding Hope by Cherie Reich

After the Floods by Sushma Joshi

If My Parents Don't Love Me (I'll Go Live With My Rats) by Stephen Conley

Kartar Singh's Birthday by Damyanti Ghosh

Final Solution by Lucy Cripps

Moving the Mountain by Aron White

A View of Fujiyama by J.R. McRae

Messenger by Jake Henegan

Honourable mention goes to everybody who has submitted a story or poem to us. Thank you so much for your time and submissions--we couldn't have done this without you!

The next step is to arrange, format and edit the stories in preparation for publication. The release date is scheduled for June 30th, so keep your eyes peeled! Between now and then, we will be posting updates as well as introducing each of our wonderful contributors! 

In the meantime, we would appreciate any help with spreading the word as we can get! Tell your friends and family about Stories for Sendai; remember, the more copies we sell, the more we can help the people of Japan!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Deadline Reminder

Hi guys! Big thanks to everyone who's submitted a story or poem so far, and for those of you helping us spread the word! Just a quick reminder that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 15th May--exactly a week away! So if you've got something inspirational and touching to share, now's the time to send it to us!

Here's a reminder of the submission guidelines.