Monday, 9 June 2008

We've Done It Again!

Do you remember our collective success in the Messages anthology last year? I'm delighted to say that we've done it again with You're Not The Only One, an anthology compiled by Peach to raise funds for War Child, a charity that helps children affected by war.

Novel Racers whose pieces were chosen for the anthology are: Debs, Helen (Redders), Jen, Kate (Kingsley), Leigh, and, er, me again. There were around 400 submissions and around 100 pieces chosen, but all the submissions were so good that the editorial team are planning a second volume, so if your piece didn't make it in this time, don't be too downhearted; you may be lucky next time around.

Did you know that one child dies as a result of war every three minutes? Neither did I. That's 480 children per day. Or over 175,000 per year. Those of us who are in the book have already agreed to buy at least one copy each; that was part of the deal. But those of you who aren't in it can also help, if you wish, by buying a copy here. At present around half of the cover price goes to the charity (the team are hoping this will increase - Lulu have done this before for fundraisers); the other half buys you a damn good book focusing on the camaraderie of blogging. And, if you feel so inclined, you could advertise it on your blog.

Finally, let's hear it for the Novel Racers. Well done, us!

19 comments:

Lane said...

Well done Racers!
What a group!

I didn't make it in but hey .. next time:-)

Caroline said...

Well done Novel Racers! yay!

x

Debs said...

And ME!

Dx

Leatherdykeuk said...

Well done indeed!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Oh, Debs - I'm so sorry - shall edit post (and, ahem, my blogroll) immediately.

Debs said...

zinnia cyclamen - no worries, thanks v much.

Dx

ChrisH said...

Congratulations all of you - well done.

Lucy Diamond said...

How brilliant, well done all!

JJ said...

Well done all. It's a great showing of Novel Racers.

A. Writer said...

Well done all of you! :)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Massive congratulations and for an excellent cause too.

Crystal xx

Helen said...

OMG is that me?! I had no idea!!

CC Devine said...

Great news!

L-Plate Author said...

Congrats everyone xx

Rowan Coleman said...

Brilliant racers! Well done.

Peach said...

Hey - thanks for your contributions girls - will find out more aobut novel racers when I get a mo!

X

B.E. Sanderson said...

Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. =o)

Kate.Kingsley said...

Congrats all round ~ I'm really chuffed to have made it in, it's made my day so I'm celebrating with some Quality Street (yum).

Just ordered my copy, and I can't wait to read all of the other contributions.

:-)

KeVin K. said...

Well done, everyone!
Something well beyond cool indeed.
Doing good work while doing a good thing -- no way to beat a combination like that.
Very impressed.
And pleased to be part of the team, even if all I do is warm the bench.