Category Archives: Anthologies

CEA GAW Guinness Record Anthology Pre-orders and Event Donation

Yesterday, we made a very special announcement that we had started a Jumpstarter (SA version of Kickstarter) campaign towards funding our Guinness World Record event, where we need to print 1000 paperback copies and have them sold before the record can be verified.

We noticed that no one as yet had started making pledges, but we have received donations directly from those who are supporting the initiative. So far, 6 paperback copies have been catered for, 3 as pre-order and 3 as donations, with a few direct messages indicating that more are coming. Yet, they’d rather not pledge on Jumpstarter.

And now we know why. As wonderful as the Jumpstarter campaign is, we’ve been told that many are unsure how to use the site, and also it would be far easier just to EFT the funds to us directly. So the sponsors are there, but they want another means available to help us reach our goals.

We are therefore setting up a pre-ordering and donation system. We tried at first to use Paypal, but learnt very quickly how unfriendly the Paypal codes are with WordPress, and that it is a headache to set it up. We’ve researched WordPress and many community forums, and it seems everyone is having the same problems.

Have no fear. Here in South Africa we use Payfast. It allows South Africans to EFT payments to us effortlessly and safely, while international sponsors can use their cards to help us out. Don’t worry about the Rand value indicated below; the payment will be converted for you by your location, I believe.

These buttons have been made available on our site’s sidebars on some pages too.

 

INITIATE SPONSOR

R50: Donate towards the printing for the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

NOVICE SPONSOR

R100: Pre-order a digital copy

Buy

MASTER SPONSOR

R250: Pre-order a paperback copy of our Guinness World Record anthology for yourself

Buy

HERO SPONSOR

R250: Donate a copy to the Guinness World Record Launch Event

Buy

LEGENDARY SPONSOR

R500: Pre-order your own copy and Donate a copy to the Launch Event

Buy

SUPERHERO SPONSOR

We’ve been blessed with donators who want to contribute more than allowed by these buttons. For a special donations or greater amount of pre-order copies, please email shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com for a special payment button or link to meet your needs.

 

CEP

Jumpstarter Campaign launched for Guinness World Record Anthology Pre-Orders and Event Support

As many of you know, Guinness World Records has approved our attempt at a world record breaking attempt at the Most Authors to Contribute to a Short Story Anthology. The current record is 50 writers, but we have 107 and the total is climbing!

Everything is running smoothly and we have 10% of the stories received so far, with the deadline for all submissions set at 31 August 2017. This gives us enough time to publish, establish the paperback and ebook distributions, and prepare for the Anthology launch event that is expected to take place on 30 September 2017!!! Right here in Cape Town, South Africa.

Of course, the Anthology will be sold throughout the world on our normal distribution channels. Our largest challenge is that Guinness expects us to sell 1000 paperback copies before the record can be verified and accepted. This is to ensure that the anthology remains in circulation, and is not just created for the purpose of breaking the record.

We are doing things to help us to achieve this goal. The first is to sell the ebook and paperback as close to cost as possible until we reach our goal and the record is verified. Thereafter the covers and record details will be included in a special Guinness World Record edition of the book, which will be set at standard retail prices.

We have also launched a Jumpstarter campaign, which serves a three-fold purpose. First, it will allow anyone to start pre-ordering the anthology now already, thereby ensuring that they receive one of the launch event copies. Those copies will still be made available at the event for photographic and video evidence, but will be put aside in a pre-order section and will not be available for sale at the event. Any orders placed through the Jumpstarter campaign will list you as an official sponsor, and we will make sure to put your name at the end of the video in the credits, and within the Guinness special edition of the Anthology.

Secondly, it will allow us to start collecting funds towards the printing of the 1000 copies. Each anthology will cost at about R200 to print, which is the least we need per copy to get the show on the road. On the campaign we’ve allowed for more, so that any unforseen surcharges and logistics can also be covered. We don’t want to leave anything to chance!

Lastly, any Pledges towards books to be pre-ordered will count towards the 1000 print sales we need.

You will see on the campaign that we have five reward levels: Initiate, Novice, Master, Hero and Legendary! It is time to choose your destiny.

This is one of the greatest undertakings we’ve done so far! We really hope you will support us in this endeavour and help us to attain this World Record! If you’de like to pre-order or support us, please visit our Jumpstarter campaign here. There is even a nifty video we’ve put together for the event.

Thank you to those of you who will be supporting us!

CEP

 

 

Guinness World Records Approves CEP’s attempt at an Anthology Record!!

We have some fantastic news!! In April, we put in a request for an attempt at a World Record for the Most authors contributing to an anthology of short stories. Yesterday, we were informed by GWR that the request has been approved and that we may proceed in our attempt to break the current record of 50 writers.

Not wanting to leave any chance for someone to beat us soon after our victory, we have set the bar at 100 writers, although we can obtain more than that if possible. 100 is just the minimum for our record.

In order for us to officially break this record, we need to do a live event here in South Africa on the day that we attain the record. This means that we will be doing some live photography and filming. We are busy in negotiations for a location for the event, but all details will be announced once it is officially established. The GWR have also offered to have an official GWR adjudicator available at the event.

We are also in discussions with our partners for some sponsorship towards the events, so we are hoping to have some of their merchandise available at the site. The next few weeks will be spent meeting with local newspapers and radio stations to officially cover the event.

At the moment as this article is being written, the second day after the request was approved, we already have 33 writers in our official closed FB group meant only for the record writers. We also have a separate official facebook page for the event.

If you would like to be part of this record breaking achievement, please let us know in the comments on this site, on the official twitter feed, or on the facebook page. The story can be any genre or theme, as long as it is between 3000 and 8000 words, and only one story per author. The deadline for final submission is 31 August 2017. You need to be part of the Facebook group to be accepted as an official writer for this anthology where all details and info are managed.

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Call for Short Story Writers: LGBT & Erotica

In keeping with our 2017 Anthology Schedule, we have two new anthologies coming up for September. We will be accepting 15 writers on a first come, first serve basis and adding you to our Anthology Closed Facebook Group. Word limits are between 5 and 10k, and the deadline is 31 August 2017.

CEA WITHIN THE PRIDE VOLUME 1

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This will be the LGBT anthology, featuring stories written by members in the LGBT community as well as those in support of them.

 

CEA UNDER THE SHEETS VOLUME 1

 

This will be our erotica anthology, which we have surprisingly received quite a few requests for. We suspect this one will do quite well among our readers.

So for any that wish to submit a request to join any of these anthologies, please email us or send us a comment or message on our facebook page.

 

CEP

 

 

Call for Short Story Writers: Crime Thriller and Noir Anthologies

In keeping with our 2017 Anthology Schedule, we have two new anthologies coming up for August. We will be accepting 15 writers on a first come, first serve basis and adding you to our Anthology Closed Facebook Group. Word limits are between 5 and 10k, and the deadline is 31 July 2017.

CEA BETWEEN THE MYSTERY VOLUME 1

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This will be a crime thriller anthology, featuring stories that focuses on psychological thriller as well as crime. It doesn’t necessary have to do with detective or police work, and may focus on any criminal aspects as long as there is mystery involved.

 

CEA WITH VEILED DEDUCTION

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We’re not sure how many writers we will get for this, but it is a genre that we dearly love. This will be Noir writing, specifically the old fashioned hardboiled style, where detective work and all the classic Noir themes are utilised.

So for any that wish to submit a request to join any of these anthologies, please email us or send us a comment or message on our facebook page.

 

CEP

 

 

CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology Released on Ebook and Paperback Platforms

Our debut fantasy anthology has finally been released!! Five writers worked hard the last month and a half to bring the stories to you, and we have finally been able to publish it this weekend.

The Anthology is available on our official distribution platforms, which can be viewed on the CEA Past your Reality page. Thank you to Pragashnie Naidoo for her fantastic preview review on Pulse Entertainment UK.

If you will recall, we ran a competition for followers to win free digital copies of this anthology. We are pleased to announce that Andi Hodgetts was once again the ultimate winner of this prize! Thank you for following, sharing and liking our pages and posts! Your hard work is again appreciated. You will be receiving your free ebook copy soon.

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CEA Into the Beyond Sci Fi Anthology Released on Ebook and Paperback Platforms

Our debut science fiction anthology has finally been released!! Five writers worked hard the last month and a half to bring the stories to you, and we have finally been able to publish it this weekend.

The Anthology is available on our official distribution platforms, which can be viewed on the CEA Into the Beyond page. Thank you to Pragashnie Naidoo for her glittering preview review on Pulse Entertainment UK.

If you will recall, we ran a competition for followers to win free digital copies of this anthology. We are pleased to announce that Andi Hodgetts was the ultimate winner of this prize! Thank you for following, sharing and liking our pages and posts! Your hard work is appreciated. You will be receiving your free ebook copy soon.

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Celenic Earth Anthologies Scheduled for the Rest of 2017: Open call for Writers

With two anthologies already published and another two being released this weekend, we’ve decided to formally plan out the rest of the year, as the number of anthologies being created has increased.

There has been a growing interest in other genres and therefore we have made a plan to accommodate these desires. We therefore formally present the following Anthology publishing schedule. (Click on the image to enlarge)

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AUGUST PUBLISHING

CEA Between the Mystery Volume 1 (Crime Thriller)

Open call for writers: 19 June 2017
Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

CEA With veiled Deduction Volume 1 (Noir / Hardboiled)

Open call for writers: 19 June 2017
Final Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

CEA Writers without Boundaries 2 (Closed NaNo Group)

NaNoWriMo July Camp: 1 July 2017
Final Submissions 31 July 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 August 2017

 

SEPTEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Under the Sheets Volume 1 (Erotica)

Open call for writers: 1 July 2017
Submissions 31 August 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 September 2017

CEA Within the Pride Volume 1 (LGBT)

Open call for writers: 1 July 2017
Submissions 31 August 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 September 2017

 

OCTOBER PUBLISHING

CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 (Horror)

Open call for writers: 1 August 2017
Submissions 31 September 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 October 2017

CEA Beyond the Hallowed Volume 1 (Halloween)

Open call for writers: 1 August 2017
Submissions 31 September 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 31 October 2017

 

NOVEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Towards the Pulse Volume 1 (Closed Pulse Entertainment Group)

Open call for writers: 1 September 2017
Submissions 31 October 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 November 2017

CEA Inside your Spirit Volume 1 (Inspirational / Spiritual)

Open call for writers: 1 September 2017
Submissions 31 October 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 15 November 2017

 

DECEMBER PUBLISHING

CEA Among the Jingles Volume 1 (Christmas)

Open call for writers: 1 October 2017
Submissions 31 November 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 25 December 2017

CEA Above the Resolutions Volume 1 (New Year)

Open call for writers: 1 October 2017
Submissions 31 November 2017
Expected Publishing Date: 31 January 2017

 

Writers who would like to become part of any of the above anthologies are welcome to contact us at shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com .  If you would like to be included in a much later anthology, you can apply to have your name put on the anthology’s list now already and don’t have to wait. Writers who took part in a previous volume of an already published anthology will automatically be included in the next volume.

Please note that that up to 10 writers will be published per anthology. If we are full, we will keep your name on the list for when another seat becomes available.

If you have any queries, please email us.

CEP

CEA Past your Reality Fantasy Anthology #1 – Released Date: 19 June 2017

We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Past your Reality Volume 1, will be released on Monday 19 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!

If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.

As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Fantasy Anthology:

  • Dean Clark – The Battle for Home
  • Karl Taylor – Broman the Vegetarian
  • Sarah Beth James – Carnival of Fear
  • Janika Hoffmann – Calling Winds
  • Shaun M Jooste – Dreams of Change

As you can see, it features two authors who have individual books published by CEP already, namely Dean’s ‘Hegis’ Grasp‘, and Shaun’s fantasy trilogy and Silent Hill novel.

The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.

Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Past your Reality. Entries will be open until the book is published on 19 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.

 

CEP

 

 

CEA Into the Beyond Sci Fi Anthology #1 Release Date: 18 June 2017

We are proud to announce that our latest upcoming anthology, CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1, will be released on Sunday 18 June 2017. Five authors have been working hard at getting their stories to us, and we’ve been working on editing and cover images these last few days, that it really feels like an anthology earned!

If you would like to pre-order the ebook so long, you may do so on Amazon . The paperbacks and ebook distribution on other platforms like Smashbook and Nook should be out at the same time, all things going well.

As a bit of a tease, here are the authors and their stories within the Sci-Fi Anthology:

As you can see, it features three authors who have individual books published by CEP already, namely Dean’s ‘Hegis’ Grasp‘, Jay’s ‘The Berberian‘, and Shaun’s fantasy trilogy and Silent Hill novel.

The next pair of anthologies that we will be focusing on is a Noir Anthology and a Crime Thriller Anthology, set for release end July 2017. We will also be gauging the interest in two other genre anthologies, while working on CEA Through the Dark Volume 2 and CEA Writers without Boundaries Volume 2. More information to follow at a later date.

Finally, we are extending our Sci-Fant competition for lucky winners to win free ebook copies of CEA Into the Beyond. Entries will be open until the book is published on 18 June 2017, so make your way to the competition page for more details.

 

CEP