One Word Anthology

I'm proud to be a contributor to the One Word Anthology, available 12th November from Alfie Dog Fiction.  Not only can you read some great stories and poems, you can also help the Medical Detection Dogs charity, and it doesn't cost the earth at £0.99p.

One Word Challenge – new anthology of poetry and short stories inspired by one-word prompts
‘Shadow’, ‘putrid’, ‘bounce’ and ‘glass’ are just some of the words that have provided the inspiration to authors of the One Word Challenge Anthology, published this week as an e-book by Alfie Dog Fiction.
10% of the cover price of each e-book sold will go to Medical Detection Dogs, a charity that trains dogs to assist people with life-threatening conditions.

Every month, a competition – the ‘One Word Challenge’ – is held on Talkback, Writing Magazine’s online forum for writers. The previous month’s winners set a word as a prompt for the challenge and entrants submit a poem of up to forty lines and/or a prose piece of a maximum of 200 words, inspired by the chosen word. The judges select a winner for each category, these winners choose the next month's word and so it continues.

Brenda Gunning, who coordinated the project, says, “I am pleased that contributors have been so generous with their poetry and stories and it’s interesting to see how each writer has interpreted the prompts. The One Word Challenge Anthology features a lovely selection of work from both new and established writers who visit the Talkback writing forum.”

Brenda explains, “The collection has been made possible due to a large amount of collaboration between forum members. They have written, produced and marketed the anthology themselves – even the cover illustration has been provided by a Talkback member! In addition, thanks go to our publisher, Rosemary, who is also a regular participant in the One Word Challenge.”

Publisher and writer, Rosemary J Kind, of Alfie Dog Fiction, says, This is an example of how kindred spirits, brought together on an internet forum, can collectively produce a great compilation of poetry & fiction.”

The One Word Challenge Anthology is available from

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