2012_April_pencilsWriters, sharpen your pencils.

The submission period is open for the Writers Abroad annual anthology.

Each year, the writers group Writers Abroad publishes an anthology, organized around a particular theme. This year’s theme is Far Flung and Foreign. They seek submissions of short stories (up to 1700 words), flash fiction (up to 500 words), non-fiction (up to 1000 words) and poetry (up to 30 lines) around this selected theme. All works must be firmly grounded in a particular place, such as a country, area, town, village, or building.

The pieces chosen will become part of the Writers Abroad annual anthology, with a  foreword by author Amanda Hodgkinson, author of 22 Britannia Road.

2012_October_Foreign_Encounters2Another nice aspect of this annual anthology is that all profits made on sale of the anthology are donated to a charity. This year, the charity selected is Book Aid International, which is committed to providing books to partner libraries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Last year, I entered this competition for the first time, and was pleased to have my story, Missed Connections, included in the annual anthology. I enjoyed receiving my copy and reading all the other entries from far flung locales around the globe. And with the title/theme selected this year, we’re certain to see another year of engaging international fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

So writers, what are you waiting for? Entries can be made here. All submissions must be in English and authors must be over 18 years old. Only one entry per author.