Wednesday, 11 June 2014

More Cat Talk!

Hey guys!

So, last week I posted about the possibility of creating an anthology to raise money for my local branch of Cats Protection. I think there has been enough interest to go ahead with it so I am going to add a sign up list at the bottom of this post for those who want to be involved.

Deciding what kind of things to put in the book is a challenge, because the majority of us don't usually write about cats lol. However, I think it might work if we stick to some simple rules:

The story MUST have a cat in it (obviously :p )

You can write a story within your usual genre - even if it's a sci-fi cat, or a paranormal cat, or a love story that has a cat in it

You can write a poem if you prefer

I won't be putting an official word count limit on this, because I don't know how many entries we'll have - I suspect it won't be huge amounts  - but obviously, novel length fiction is no good. Let's call it an absolute maximum of 10,000 words, but I will have a better idea about this when I find out how many people want to take part.

When I have the final number of people who want to be involved, I will post further information, but as a rough guideline, I plan to gather the entries in the next 8-10 weeks.

Thank you so much for your help with this!


17 comments:

  1. Oh all right - I had to sign up! :)

    already got a fleeting idea, so ... yeah.

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  2. I wrote a poem about my cat back when I was, like, seven years old. It was a school project and was published in the local paper. My mother still has it hanging on a wall.

    I think you already have my submission (if, again, it's something you want to use), but let me know if you need me to re-submitt or whatever.

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  3. Hahaha… this is awesome. Will you hate me if I tell you I'm not an animal lover??? ;)

    Also, thank you for your super kind words on my blog today. They mean a lot. <3

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  4. Aww, that's very sweet. Have you seen that Friskies spot "Dear Kitten" I feel like there are so many riffs you could do on it to publicize your anthology.

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  5. I've never written anything about a kitten/cat before, but I think it's a really great cause! :)

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  6. I think this is a great idea and I would love to be involved but can't commit for sure at the moment due to a few other things I am working on. However, I see you don't need things till after the summer so I may be able to submit something - possibly a children's story if that would fit in. I'll give it some thought and if I come up with an idea I'll add to the linky.

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  7. Exciting! I already have my idea brewing, although I'm not sure if it'll be a massively long piece. However, I'll spread the word because I hope you have many entries! :)

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  8. Hope you get a lot of interest with this, it's a great cause!

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  9. Best wishes with the anthology. No shortage of cat lovers to buy a book like that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  10. Sounds wonderful! I'm totally in!

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  11. I need to get cracking with my story!!

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  12. I'll put a link to this on my blog - quite a few of my followers are animal lovers.

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  13. Oh!! Count me in! Fantastic cause (I'm a crazy cat person :) ) I'll spread the word too. On another note, should you need a front cover for the anthology, I'll offer my services. I love working on projects for a good cause :)

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  14. Thank you so much, everyone!!

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  15. I know I'm jumping in and I shouldn't because I've got way too much going on, but I LOVE CATS. And I totally have about five hundred ideas based off that theme. =)

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  16. As a cat lover, I totally love this idea Kyra :)

    Happy Friday!!

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