Out of the submissions, one hundred pieces of fiction will be chosen to appear in an e-book, proceeds of which will go to the Red Cross.
The Red Cross is just one of a number of charities and humanitarian organisations mobilising a vast aid effort to reach the thousands of injured, hungry and thirsty survivors of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake to hit Haiti on 12 January.
100 Stories for Haiti is the brainchild of author Greg McQueen. On the morning of January 19, Greg posted a video on his blog saying: "Dear Twitterverse, I can't keep watching this on the news or trending on Twitter without doing something. I woke up this morning with the idea that together we could make an e-book and donate all the profits to the Red Cross."
Within hours news had spread throughout microblogging website Twitter and story submissions began arriving. Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone Away World, will be writing a new story for the book as well as the introduction. Lorraine Mace from short story website ABC Tales, and award-winning environmental journalist Sarah Lewis-Hammond are volunteering their time to help with the editorial process.
100 Stories for Haiti needs short story submissions, editors, sub-editors and volunteers.
If you want to send a short story, please follow these guidelines:
No more than 1,000 words
No stories containing graphic violence, death or destruction
Send all stories in the body text of an email to 100storiesforhaiti@
Stories must be received by Monday 25 January 2010
Greg McQueen is a UK author living in Aarhus, Denmark with his wife and three year old daughter. He writes mostly for teens and is the son of Geoff McQueen, creator of The Bill.
Greg's video can be found here http://www.ireallys
Story submissions and volunteers email: 100storiesforhaiti@
The book will be sold on www.smashwords.
100 Stories for Haiti will be published in mid-February