Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Bloggers for Charity


Peach is exhorting us to write something for charity and here's the criteria if, like me, you want to take part.

We would like you to submit (to us at a written piece about something you've been through from any aspect of your life that you want to share. It can literally be about anything: your relationships, your past, a road not taken, being a parent, an illness or your regrets etc. We've called it "You're Not The Only One" to reflect the camaraderie of blogging.

Proceeds will go to WARCHILD and, blatantly following in the same fashion as Troubled Diva (Mike Atkinson)'s Shaggy Blog Stories, we will be publishing it through This is a no upfront fee internet publishing site who will take £4.70 per book sold if we make it no longer than 200 pages. We're pricing the book at £9 so £4.30 will go to straight to the charity. Because the cost takes goes up according to how many pages we want published, we do have to stick to the 200 page limit so we can't guarantee you'll get your submission in for sure and the absolute maximum length for submission is 1500 words (but we’d rather not have too many at that length. In fact you may stand more chance if your piece is on the less wordy side).

WARCHILD is a uk based charity but it helps children all over the world, so we'd like as many submissions from as many places as possible

A small note, we'd prefer it if you submit stories you've not published outside the blogworld, i.e a piece from your own site is great, but not from a previously published hard copy book, lulu or otherwise; that makes this exclusive.

To summarise:

You must be a blogger with a live blog
It must be about something you've been through, amusing or serious or any style you like.
You can submit in your blogname and remain anonymous, or not, up to you.
It can't be something previously published outside the blogworld, but anything from your blog, or something entirely new, is fine.
Try to keep below 1500 words.
You must pimp the book on your site and buy it if you make a submission to be in it!
Please LINK BACK TO THIS POST to spread the word!
DEADLINE IS 29th FEBRUARY 2008 for submissions.
Send your submissions to us at

We’re really excited about this and think, if we get the quality we know is out there, we stand a good chance of getting some great PR.

If it's hugely submitted to, we'll do another one later in the year.... so get writing !

I'm currently feeling exceedingly under the weather with some kind of throat infection but I shall be submitting something before the deadline is up.


Anonymous said...

hope you feel better soon......

Vi said...

Thanks for the plug my dear! Looking forward to reading your submission when you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...

This is interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing. And feel better.

Walker said...

I will look into it, it does sound interesting and a good cause, is a good cause.
Happy Valentines day

nitebyrd said...

Take care of yourself, Cake. Feel better soon.

I'm onboard with the book, too!

Helga Hansen said...

Just popping in to say that I hope you're getting better (I'm fending off some lurgy of my own - I feel for you!!).

I shall give the book thing some thought - looks pretty interesting. :)

Anonymous Boxer said...

Wow-zer, I love what you've done with the place, Cake! How do you do it?

Take care of youself and I hope you're enjoying a belated Valentine with The Ruf Man.

Allie said...

I hope you don't mind I tagged you on my blog. Head over and see what to do. I apologize if you hate these.

Phil said...

Hope you feel better soon. I've missed your pithy comments on my blog. Blogging for charity? I like it, but can i bare my soul to that much of the world?

Helga Hansen said...

WOW!! You've had the cake decorators in, and the place looks delicious!!

Hope you're feeling better too... I think I may just have sent my germs scampering off into the distance! We'll see...