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Shambelurkling and Other Stories

Bit of serendipity today. As a result of following some new people on Twitter (I think mainly because they’re also in the “50 Stories for Pakistan” anthology, although I could be wrong), I picked up on another charity anthology, this time being produced by the people behind The Pages Magazine. All royalties for this one are going to the National Autistic Society Early Bird Plus Programme, which seems like an excellent cause.

The tricky bit about this particular anthology is that it’s aimed at kids – specifically 8- to 12-year-old kids – and I don’t write stories for kids any more (I did once, but that was a long time ago). However, I did happen to have a dozen very silly poems for kids that were lying around not doing much, so I sent them in this afternoon. A couple of hours or so later, I received my acceptance for all twelve. Woo hoo!

It’s always nice finally to find a home for something (especially stuff that was written getting on for 20 years ago), but to find a nice home for it is even better. The anthology is coming out in time for Christmas, and I’ll let you know when it becomes available.

4 Comments

  1. Well, I’m in this anthology too- and I got to know about it via twitter too- from Rebeca Emin.
    Anyway- 50 Stories for Pakistan is now on sale. Here’s the link if you want to put it up:

    http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1678288

  2. admin

    October 28, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Hi Ruchira – thanks for dropping in, and congratulations on getting into both this and the Pakistan anthology! I’m intending to blog about the release of the book later on today.

  3. Congrats on your inclusion in ‘Shambelurkling and Other Stories’. How lovely to have found a home for all 12 of them!

  4. admin

    November 8, 2010 at 12:47 am

    Thanks, Rebecca – and congratulations on your inclusion too! It is really nice to have found a home for those poems after such a long time. Almost tempted to try writing kids poems again. Almost :)

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