You may have seen news reports of the flooding in Queensland, Australia in the media over the past few days. You may be wondering if there is anything you can do to help. Well, dear reader, there is.
You can of course donate money to one of the organisations helping in the area however, there is another way. 100 Stories for Queensland is a new charity anthology seeking stories to put together into a book to raise funds for victims of the Queensland flooding. If you're a writer please, please consider donating a story, details of the submissions procedure can be found here.
But I'm not a writer, what can I do? Do you read, or know someone who reads? Yes? Then you can help too by buying a copy of the anthology when it's published (it is hoped the book will be available for sale in around six weeks), more details about when and where you can buy it as I get them.
If you're on Facebook, please "Like" 100 Stories for Queensland's page and keep up to date with developments on this project. If you're on Twitter, keep an eye on the #100storiesforqld hashtag, and if you're on both, do both!
I'll close with a heartfelt appeal from Jodi Cleghorn, Brisbane based writer, editor and Co-owner of eMergent Publishing. Jodi also happens to be a mate of mine and, along with Trevor Belshaw, who's post about this project can be found here, is one of the team behind 100 Stories for Queensland. I'll hand you over to Jodi now, please spare her a couple of minutes of your time. Thank you.
photo courtesy of Angus Veitch