I’m thrilled to announce that the Literary Lab anthology of short stories “Notes from Underground” is now available for sale at Amazon.com in both Kindle and print editions.
Why am I so happy about this?
Because I’m one of the lucky authors who was included in this interesting and diverse anthology. My short story “Whispers of Love” and my poem “Triptych of Love” are included, as well as one of my watercolours. Not that I’m very good at drawing, but occasionally the urge overwhelms me and I draw something. This particular watercolour is called “Trance” and was inspired by San art.
I call myself “lucky” to be included in “Notes from Underground” because having read the other 24 short stories in this anthology, I’m rather daunted by the high standard, wide-ranging topics and creative vision of the other authors. Watch out for my detailed review coming soon on Amazon and Goodreads.
“Notes” was an exciting project to be involved in. As writers, we had no limits. As the trio of writers/editors in charge of The Literary Lab put it: “to celebrate artistic freedom, we put together a collection of stories that were accepted before they were actually written. Our fellow writers gained entry into the anthology by impressing us with past work or proposals. From those early applications, we selected twenty-five of our favourite writers and told them simply that they had ten pages with which they could do whatever they want. We received poetry, artwork, and some amazing short stories that are both traditional and experimental. Writers challenged themselves, and only themselves, to see what they could truly create when they weren’t worried about rejection. In “Notes From Underground” readers will find a range of emotions and personalities that is as broad as the range of writers that frequent our great online community. We hope you enjoy this collection as much as we do!”
And because happiness deserves to be shared four (yes, 4!) lucky readers of this blog will receive a copy (in their choice of Kindle or print edition ) of “Notes from Underground”.
All you have to do is leave a comment on any blog post I write between today (21 March 2011) and Thursday 21 April 2011 (inclusive). Prizes are open only to people who follow me on my Blog, or on one of my social media sites. So if you don't connect with me on my blog or any of those social media sites, hurry to my “Join Me on Social Media” tag above and connect. Then leave a comment telling me which of my social media sites you’ve joined.
All names in the comments section will be put in a hat and drawn (with the assistance of the lovely Theodorable) on Thursday 21 April 2011. For every comment you make on a new blogpost, you get another entry into the competition (that is, one comment on ten new blogposts = 10 entries into draw, but ten comments on the same blogpost = 1 entry into draw.)
The four winners will be announced on Friday 22 April 2011, so remember to come back and check to see if your name is up there. And there may even be more than a copy of "Notes" waiting for these lucky readers to claim...
As all sale proceeds of this anthology go towards charity, please help spread the word about this competition and the anthology. Anyone who reads it has a wonderful treat in store!