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CEA Greatest Anthology Written With Its 108 Short Stories in 1 Volume Is Nominated for Best Anthology Awards 2017

When CEA Greatest Anthology Written was released in October, we knew it would become an instant success. Not only is it up for a Guinness World Record for the Most Authors Contributing Towards an Anthology of Short Stories, but it was also nominated for the Shirley Jackson Awards. And now, CEA Greatest Anthology Written has been nominated for the Best Anthology of 2017 in the Preditors and Editors Awards.

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That makes two awards nominations in 2 months!! We’re sure there are many more to come in 2018, but for now we are ending 2018 with a glorious bang. Even though a nomination is great, we would love for you to vote for our Anthology in the awards. As it stands, CEA Greatest Anthology Written is topping the standings, and we would dearly love to keep it that way. So if you would like to help, please visit the Preditors and Editors Anthology voting page and give us a click.

We will keep you updated with standings on our social media platforms every week, so be sure to follow us on social media (the buttons on the bottom of this site’s page) and don’t miss out.

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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

 

 

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

 

 

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