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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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SCI-FANT GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION: Win Free Copies of our Upcoming Anthologies

Celenic Earth Publications is proud to present its first Anthology competition, which we are hoping to bring with each release of our paired Anthology launches in the future. To start off, we are going to be bringing you two new anthologies that feature the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, and are therefore calling this our SCI-FANT GLOBAL ANTHOLOGY COMPETITION.

Within the next week or two, depending how long the process takes, we will be launching two new anthologies. CEA Into the Beyond Volume 1 will feature science fiction short stories while CEA Past your Reality Volume 1 will feature the fantasy stories. Both were written by its own set of authors, some alike, some different, but everyone just as eager to get their words imprinted into your literate minds.

And you have a chance to win a digital copy of both! Lucky winners will each receive both ebooks for free, especially signed by Celenic Earth Publications with special dedication of the award within the book. The winners will be announced on Celenic Earth Publications’ website, as well as through our sponsors which will include mentions on their sites, social media and a special radio broadcast.

And here’s the special twist to our competition: We are making this competition global! Two winners from each country all over the world that we confirm entry for will each obtain their free digital copies!!

Want to know how you can enter? Well, you’re going to have to really earn it, and here’s how:

  • Like and Share the Celenic Earth Facebook Page, while leaving a comment under this announcement on the Facebook page that you are entering the competition and the country you are entering for.
  • Follow us on Twitter, Like and Retweet this announcement on our Twitter page, and reply to this announcement on our Twitter page that you are entering this competition for your country.
  • Subscribe to our electronic newsletter. We will receive a notification with your email address details that will confirm you have subscribed.
  • Email us (shaunmjooste@celenicearth.com) and provide us with the following details: Your residential location (simply the country will do, not full address) , your name on Facebook (a link would be great), your Twitter handle (@somethingawesomegoeshere), and please use the email address you used to subscribe so that we can verify it really is you.
  • In your email, answer one simple question: What are the names of the anthologies that are about to be released?

The competition runs until next week Wednesday 14 June 2017, so go ahead and start liking and sharing! Once all of the above have been completed, those who have emailed us with all the details and answers will be entered into the competition. All the steps and your location will be verified on Facebook, Twitter and Email Subscription before the winners are selected. Winners will be announced the weekend after the competition has closed.

And if you know someone living in another part of the world, even if it is in Japan or Spain, please let them know!!

Please note that some stories contain mature content and therefore only those who are 18 years or older may enter.

This competition is proudly sponsored by our following partners:

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General Fiction and Horror CELENIC EARTH ANTHOLOGY Paperbacks Available in South Africa

Both the first Celenic Earth Anthologies are finally available for local printing and distribution here in South Africa. That means that those who live here by us in this glorious country no longer have to pay for huge shipping fees or wait so long for delivery!

We’ve been working with Groep 7 Drukkers since we first established Celenic Earth Publications in 2016, and even before then actually, and it has been a great business relationship. We look forward to a long future together and hope to be able to extend our reach through the rest of Africa one day.

The CEA Through the Dark Horror #1 and CEA Writers without Boundaries #1 pages have been updated with the new distribution levels. You can click on the book images below to be taken straight to the sales pages.

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‘CEA Through the Dark’ available in paperback and ebook

‘CEA Through the Dark’ Volume 1 was published and released in April 2017. Here are the distribution channels that the ebook will become available on. We have provided links for those where we were able to locate them. Just click on the relevant icons.

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Currently the paperback is available on Amazon only at the moment, but further distribution through Groep 7 Drukkers and Loot.co.za is being finalised.

In other news, the press release for CEA Through the Dark has been on the top daily, weekly and monthly news for the first week of it being published, so we are glad that it is receiving such great publicity. Hopefully expanding the distribution will also increase its interest and availability around the world.