I have a big announcement, especially if you are a rescue cat who is also a writer or aspiring writer! My human’s independent publishing company is putting together an anthology of rescue cat stories! And she doesn’t want human-written stories — she is looking for stories written by cats! I guess I have taught her well after all.
You can read about it and find out the submission guidelines here, but I will give you the basics. She will need 12 stories from 12 cats, each between 3,000 and 5,000 words, and the net profits will be split in thirds: a third to the writers, a third to the publishing company and best of all, a third to cat rescue! And it gets even better because each cat will have their own rescue that they support. For the first 13 months of the book’s release, each cat will be assigned a month (except December, 2014 ). When each cat’s month comes up, that is their time to promote their book (and get their human to help), and the rescue profits for that month will go to the rescue they have chosen! At the end of 13 months, the cat whose month earned the most sales will also see their rescue get December’s rescue profits — that is pretty awesome because December is a big sales month for books (it is also why my human separated December from the other months — any cat given that month would have an unfair advantage).
My human is not only looking for cats who write well, she is also looking for cats who are social media savvy, and I know a bunch my friends are amazing at both! Kitties with blogs or a solid Facebook presence will get priority consideration.
I am so excited about this project because I know it will involve a number of friends of mine, and it will help kitties in need! Do you want to be part of it? Find out how to submit here! Submissions close October 1, 2013, so start putting together your samples soon!