Congratulations on Year’s Best inclusion!

FableCroft is delighted to see two stories from last year’s After the Rain included in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2011 anthology. Congratulations to Jo Langdon (“Heaven”) and Lee Battersby (“Europe after the rain”) for being part of a very interesting lineup! See the full table of contents at Ticonderoga’s website.

Well done all!

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Congratulations Thoraiya!

I was delighted last night to see Thoraiya Dyer be awarded the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story for her wonderful After the Rain contribution, “Fruit of the Pipal Tree”! Well deserved, and well done!

After the Rain fundraiser – final roundup

Wow, what a wonderful response. I’m so proud to announce that the final tally of fundraising for Queensland Flood Relief Appeal from the After the Rain ebook was a whopping $2414.00!! Stunned and amazed, and so very grateful to:

* the contributors, who so generously gave the use of their work to raise funds. You’re all awesome.

* Carol and Mit, who proofread on super short notice – thank you!

* everyone who donated – we thank you, and really hope you enjoy the book!

* everyone who tweeted, Facebooked, linked to and talked about the fundraiser – couldn’t have done it without you.

* To Cheryl Morgan at Wizard’s Tower Books and Gavin Grant at Weightless Books, for listing the book online and providing another outlet – a generous and gratefully received offer from both!

And anyone I’ve missed!

In all, I personally received 120 donations, plus those via Cheryl and Gavin, from all over the world, and people were very generous. Thank you again!

Below are the final two receipts for the donations passed on to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal, for transparency’s sake 🙂

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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    25/02/2011 20:29:46

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $364.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $364.00

Total (excl. GST): $364.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $364.00
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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    25/02/2011 20:36:43

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $500.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $500.00

Total (excl. GST): $500.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $500.00
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Message from Premier of Queensland

Please accept my personal thanks for your generous donation to the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

The kindness and generosity of donors such as yourself is greatly appreciated. All of the money raised by the appeal will be used to assist the people who have been affected by the extensive flooding experienced across Queensland communities during December 2010 and early January 2011.

I can assure you that my Government is committed to helping the affected communities on the road to recovery and will continue to work in partnership with the Australian Government, local councils, Australian Red Cross and other non-government organisations and volunteers to support people through this difficult time.

ANNA BLIGH MP

PREMIER OF QUEENSLAND

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Writers on Rafts – another QLD Floods fundraiser

FableCroft has been able to donate books to two fundraising initiatives besides our own After the Rain ebook fundraiser. The first is the Authors for Queensland auction (which closes tonight!) and the second is the QLD Writers Centre “Writers on Rafts” raffle. More details!

About Writers on Rafts

Writers on Rafts is an initiative of Queensland Writers Centre and author Rebecca Sparrow to raise money for the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. More than 150 Australian authors, including you, have pledged prizes.

  • To enter Writers on Rafts go to http://www.writersonrafts.com
  • Purchase as many tickets as you like in as many categories as you want!
  • Every ticket is one chance to win for a lucky person in every state and territory.
  • very dollar goes directly to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal to help victims of the Queensland floods.
  • QWC’s goal is to raise $10,000 through Writers On Rafts.
  • We will be conducting the draw on Friday, 25 February.

What you can do to help? Shout about it!

Tweet about it, spread the word on Facebook, your website, your email networks. If every author who has pledged support for Writers on Rafts inspires just 10 of their readers and fans to enter, we will be well on our way to our fundraising target.

We will be taking advantage of both social media and traditional media channels to promote Writers on Rafts.

Where can I get more info?

Information is available at http://www.writersonrafts.com. You can also email us at writersonrafts@gmail.com

The initiative is being coordinated by Queensland Writers Centre, but because our own building (the State Library of Queensland) has been affected by flood, we are currently not able to access our offices to answer the phone, so please use email for now.

After the Rain update 2

We’re creeping up slowly on $2000 in donations, which makes me pleased and proud. Donations have slowed right down now that the flood crisis has settled somewhat (in Queensland at least – or, at least, now the media have found other things of interest!), but they are still trickling in, and the cleanup in many areas will be slow and long. I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported, by donating and/or by transmitting the signal! Very much appreciated.

I’ve just made the second transfer of donations to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. For transparency, the receipt is below. I’ve now put through $1500 in total, and will probably not finalise the rest until February 15. Unless there’s a sudden rush on donations! 🙂

You’re welcome to donate via my original blog post, or both Wizard’s Tower Books (thanks Cheryl Morgan) and Weightless Books (thanks Gavin Grant) are kindly accepting donations as well.

Again, thanks everyone who has contributed!

Tax Receipt
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Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    2011-01-22T18:14:26-08:00

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing on behalf of donations received

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $800.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $800.00

Total (excl. GST): $800.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $800.00

After the Rain update

The donations have been pouring in for the After the Rain special limited edition ebook, fundraising for the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. We’re almost at $1500, which is brilliant after only two full days! Everyone who has donated should have received an email back from me with details for download. If you haven’t, PLEASE email me at fablecroft at gmail dot com.

I have made the first payment of monies to the flood relief fund. This will happen in bits and pieces as I transfer the money from Paypal. The first one is for $700, and the receipt is below. I’d like to share that even though Paypal takes a piece of every donation, my husband has volunteered to make up the difference from his company. There’s lots of reasons I love him 🙂

Thank you again to everyone who has donated and shared the link. Enjoy the book, and our appreciation 🙂

Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN 69 689 161 916
PO Box 15185 CITY EAST QLD 4002
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Date / time:    2011-01-14T16:32:43-08:00

Customer: Mrs Tehani Wessely
Organisation: FableCroft Publishing on behalf of donations received

Title: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
Agency: Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Reference:
Amount Ex GST: $700.00
GST: $0.00
Total Amount: $700.00

Total (excl. GST): $700.00
Total GST amount paid: $0.00
Total amount paid (incl. GST): $700.00
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