An interesting collection of Queensland short stories:
As a result of the terrible floods earlier this year, an ebook collection of 100 short stories written by a number of Queensland authors is now available to be downloaded for your reading pleasure.
Note added later:
I have had a couple of comments (see below) which point out a few errors in this post, specifically:
Not all the authors are Queenslanders
When you buy the actual ebook (as opposed to the taster) you have the choice of PDF or e-Pub formats.
Almost 100% of the money from sales of this ebook will go to the Flood victims.
Had a look, and liked what I read:
I have downloaded them and had a bit of a snuffle around the collection, and some of them are remarkably good reading I found to my pleasant surprise. They cover a huge range of genres, ranging from stories about the floods themselves to pure science fiction, and all points in between. As an example of the state of Australian short story writing they are very encouraging, the art form is obviously alive and very healthy in Oz just now.
As the CEO of The Queensland Writers Centre, Kate Eltham puts it:
“One hundred beautiful stories. Our stories.
When so much was lost or destroyed, this was created.
That’s something that can never recede or wash away.”
100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND has something for everyone, from slice of life to science fiction, fantasy to romance, paranormal to literary fiction. Heart-warming, quirky, inspiring and funny, the stories between these covers will lift readers to higher ground.
I reckon that is a pretty good description of the variety of writing you will find if you purchase this bundle from them. And not only will you be giving yourself a whole heap of good reading, but also helping the victims of those horrible floods, which caused so much destruction in Queensland. Sadly they don’t state on their website what percentage of the money will go to the Flood Relief of Queensland, which is a pity, as I would personally find it better if I knew that, say, 40% would go to the relief fund…. So we have to simply trust that they will actually donate to the fund…….. Read full story »