Tales for Canterbury

Publishing an Anthology: Tales for Canterbury – All proceeds to Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal. Seeking Stories.

This is an idea that a NZ writer came up with last night, and since then – it’s escalated. So – I’m going to throw this out there. If you have any further queries about it, feel free to email Cassie and she will be happy to answer:

Christchurch, New Zealand, and the wider Canterbury region, was rocked yesterday (22.2.11) by another round of serious earthquakes. This time they struck during the middle of the day causing more devastation, and loss of life, to a city still trying to pick up the pieces from last September’s quakes.

In an attempt to do something, anything, to make a difference, we are putting together an anthology of short stories loosely themed around survival, hope and the future. All profits of this anthology will be donated to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal, or another registered charity aimed at aiding those in need in Canterbury.

The purpose of this Anthology is two-fold—to help financially, but also, we hope, to provide entertainment and alleviation in a time of crisis. We hope that our words will help make a difference.

We have already begun to approach authors, and the response is encouraging. Mainly due to time pressures, this anthology will be by invitation. However, if you are an established writer, and keen to contribute, please feel free to get in touch with us at just.cassie.hart@gmail.com. We are looking for stories between 1,500 and 5,000 words, of fairly upbeat nature in the general, literary, science fiction or fantasy genres.


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    1. They are! 🙂
      I was on the email to Cassie all day yesterday supporting her with this mission. I even told her last night that with this amazing idea that I’ll be waiting in the future to hear of more incredible epiphanys! Hope all is well with you Wen. 🙂 Stay safe.


    1. I truly think that this is a wonderful mission that she is on, and I am more than happy to contribute any way I can. This is really important not only for the people of Canterbury (like you and the family) but also for us as well to feel like we are doing something to support you all. It’s tough being on the outside, looking in. I’m pleased that you and the family are safe. Hearing your story and others is very scary. And if you multiply that by a couple of hundred thousand residents from the area, it really breaks your heart. I know heaps of people up here in Wellington currently helping the couple of thousand people who are flooding into our region with nothing… and if it weren’t for work – I would be there helping them as well as helping Cassie!
      All my love to you and your family Wen. Take good care of your soul.


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