the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

Writers Abroad

on October 6, 2020

I’ve been a member of the online writing community Writers Abroad for the last year. It’s a privilege to join such a talented group of writers who currently live as expatriates or have had the experience of living overseas. I first learnt about the group from writer Susan Carey when we both had stories published during the first National Flash Fiction Day celebrations in 2012. I started following Susan’s blog and in 2013 she posted an open call for submissions to Foreign Encounters a Writers Abroad anthology inspired by chance or planned meetings. I wrote a story about living in Papua New Guinea and was pleased to have this published alongside other short stories, non-fiction and poetry.

Writers Abroad now approaches its tenth anniversary and to celebrate a decade of online critiquing, feedback, networking and shared motivation, we’re releasing a new anthology Far Flung. This showcases writing by past and present members of the group whose portraits appear on the collage below.

contributors to Far Flung

Far Flung includes poetry, non-fiction and fiction from writers based across the world. For a stimulating and varied reading experience, place your pre-order now for the kindle edition of Far Flung which will be released on 31 October 2020. A paperback will follow. With a foreword from Peter May and all proceeds going to the World Literacy Foundation, what’s not to like?

cover image

You’ll notice a copyright free image of Durdle Door to represent Dorset on the cover. Where else to you recognise?


One response to “Writers Abroad

  1. jim bates says:

    This anthology sounds very cool, Gail. And what a wonderful community to be involved with! Congratulations to all 🙂

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