Well over 75% of the State of Queensland has now been declared a Disaster Area. To put this in perspective – for those who haven’t grasped the enormity of it or are unfamiliar with this part of the world; Queensland is Australia’s second largest state measuring more than 1.72 million square kilometers; 25% of Australia’s land mass; it is four times the size of Japan, nearly six times the size of the UK and more than twice the size of Texas in the US. This is not a small flood or localised event and is affecting thousands of people right now.
The people of Queensland need help. They are looking at a post war reconstruction effort in all areas from infrastructure through to rebuilding family homes in the near future.
When faced by situations such as these, often people don’t know how they can help..
You as a writer, or as a reader, or as someone who knows someone who reads, can help today by being involved with 100 Stories for Queensland.
As with any competition or submission process for a publication, writers will need to submit a piece of work for consideration. It will go through a professional process of judging.
Something between 500-1000 words, something upbeat, even light-hearted, any theme, any genre.
We need it by Friday January 28th.
The submission guidelines are short and sweet and are found on the submission page at:
More info can be found either on the Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/100-Stories-for-Queensland/159460610768434) or the Website.(http://100storiesforqueensland.org/)
It doesn’t stop there though.
Please get onto facebook and ‘like’ the page 100 Stories for Queensland
Suggest it to other people.. you know – the ones who write, or read.. or know people who read.
When it gets published, buy a box full of them.
Get everyone you know to buy them as well.
All friends following or finding “Writing from the Twelfth House”, please respond to this appeal by helping any way you can – passing the message along your networks would be a great start. Thank you. Anne W
550 words copyright Annie Evett/Anne Whitaker 2011
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