Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Second Update

Hello Everyone,
I am applying for the Australia Council New Works Grant this month. I still do not have enough writers and it seems Australian writers are not interested at the moment, very strange. I will need to advertise for Australian writers outside of what I have tried, so that will mean a paid for ad in a national or state paper.

The grant has varying amounts and emerging writers/illustrators can apply for $10,000, $15,000 or $25,000. I will base the amount on an estimate I will give to the project once I have further quotes and costs come in.

So wish me luck, it’s an arduous process applying for these grants, but I will be giving it my best shot.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The First Update

Now that there's some movement on this project, I can add a few more details. Here is the grant I am applying for http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/new_work_-_literature 
Whether we do or do not get this grant I will be approaching Australian publishers with the idea, so for anyone not from Australia who wants to talk to publishers at their end, I encourage you to do this, but leave it until we find out if we get the Australia Council New Works grant. 
A group of people that I am trying to get on board for this project might review all articles/stories submitted. They are writing professionals and academics. If that does not happen, we will have to sort out what goes in the book. Therefore, you may want to think about producing multiple article/stories. 
If anyone wants to have a think about a sub title for the book, please send it to me. Any questions please just ask. Below is an image I have made up to express the idea of the book.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Submit your stories here

The Book of Fascination blog is the place for writers to submit their short stories or articles on a subject that they hold a close fascination with. We are looking for up to 30 writers to submit their 5000 word or fewer articles.
So what fascinates you the most? Pate, Picasso, Paris, Pelican's, Plato, Port, Pyromania? Whatever it is you have to love it, you have to know it inside out, you have to be fascinated enough by it so much you just have to write about it.
The Book of Fascination will be a very high quality production; it may take on extend mediums, such as a website, a Facebook site, or even on Twitter; your fascination in 140 characters. The best 20 to 30 submissions will be chosen for publication. We will add the best ones submitted to this blog. We will talk to you about how this book will be funded, designed and distributed.