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81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology, 1000 Stories by 1000 Authors

Profits From Book Sales are Donated to Charity

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anthology cover - list of 1,000 contributing author names

I'm pleased to present the 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology, a book containing 1,000 stories written by 1,000 authors. This book is the result of almost seven years of hard work and the generosity of writers living all over the world - a truly global collaboration.

The anthology contains 1,000 stories that are exactly 81 words in length. The book was officially published on 20th November 2021.

The 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology sets a new 'unofficial' world record for the most contributing authors published in a book. You can learn more about why the record is unofficial by reading the anthology's introduction.

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology - cover artwork by Jacek Wilkos

The book was published by Victorina Press, an independent UK publisher who follow the principles of bibliodiversity (the cultural diversity applied to the writing and publishing world, developed by a group of Chilean independent publishers). Because there are authors from many different countries featured in the book, this felt like the perfect project for them to be involved with.

Victorina Press

I'd like to thank VP's Managing Director, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, and the rest of the Victorina Press team (Sophie, Jorge, Pagen and Amanda) for supporting this project and publishing the anthology. Their involvement adds credibility to the world record attempt and will help the book (and every author featured in it) gain more exposure.

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Where to Buy the 81 Words Anthology

The 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology is available in print and eBook formats.

Proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Arkbound Foundation, a charity that aims to widen access to literature and improve diversity within publishing by running projects that empower people from disadvantaged backgrounds and deprived communities to get their voices heard.

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eBook Copies of the Anthology

Kindle eBook copies of the book can be purchased here (UK) and here (rest of world).

The book can be bought from all of Amazon's websites. You can find it by searching for the book by name or the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN):


You don't have to own a Kindle to read this version of the anthology - you can download a free Kindle app that works on most modern devices.

Printed Copies of the Anthology

You can buy paperback copies of the book from Victorina Press here:

81 Words Victorina Press

You can also buy paperbacks from Amazon here.

The book is also avialble from many good book shops, like Foyles and Waterstones in the UK.

The book's ISBN is:


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About the 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology

The 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology contains 1,000 stories submitted to the 81 Words writing challenge.

The challenge was conceived by Adam Rubinstien, a self-professed educational basket-case from the ’70s who says he finds his sense of meaning and well-being through creativity.

81 Words logo

The original logo from Adam's 81words.net website

The 81 Words writing challenge was originally launched in 2015 on 81words.net. It became part of my website in April 2017 and I soon developed the challenge into a world record attempt for the most contributing authors published in an anthology. The 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology was published in November 2021.

The 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology is the sixteenth writing challenge book to be launched in support of charity on this website. You can find out how much money we've raised in total on the main writing challenges page.

I would like to say a big thank you to Angela Googh and Dr Lynda Nash for their help proofreading the book. I'd also like to thank Ange for her hard work coding the eBook version of this anthology for publication.

81 Words writing challenge

You can find a lot more information about the 81 Words writing challenge, including why it's an 'unofficial' world record attempt, by reading the introduction in the book or visiting the 81 Words challenge page.

Sabotage Reviews Saboteur Awards Best Anthology shortlist

In April 2022, the 81 Words Anthology was shortlisted in the 'Best Anthology' category of the Saboteur Awards, run by Sabotage Reviews. And on 14th May 2022, the book was announced as the winner. So it is now a world-record-breaking AND award-winning anthology.

Saboteur Awards Best Anthology 2022

Victorina Press also won the 'Most Innovative Publisher' category, which is fantastic news.

I couldn't attend the award ceremony because I was at DT Langdale's wedding (author of story number 396), but Victorina Press were there to collect the awards.

Victorina Press at the Saboteur Awards

Sophie, Consuelo and Jorge from Victorina Press at the Saboteur Awards, with copious amounts of gin

VP kindly sent me the award to look after on behalf of all the authors involved in ther 81 Words Anthology shortly afterwards.

Editor Chris Fielden with Saboteur Award

Editor Chris Fielden looking suitably excited with the rather fantabulous Saboteur Award

In June 2022, the book was recognised by the World Record Academy for the most contributing authors published in a flash fiction anthology.

World Record Academy logo

A couple of weeks later, the WRA asked me and Victorina Press for money to maintain the world record listing. This is a charity project that runs at a loss, so we didn't have any marketing budget to cover these type of expenses. Therefore, the WRA removed our listing from their website.

Many writers in the book have been sharing its details, which have helped sales. Here is an example; a marvellous picture of the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington Campus Creative Writing Group. All the group members have contributed a story to the book.

Nottingham School of Biosciences Campus Creative Writing Group

Some writers have mentioned the book in interviews. An example is John Lane, author of story number 658. He was interviewed by P. English Literature, run by Peter Okwonkowith.

You can see the interview below. John talks about the book at approx. 9 mins 20 seconds.

How Book Sales Support Charity

For every book sold, £1 will be donated to the Arkbound Foundation.

Arkbound Foundation

You can learn more about the Arkbound Foundation on their website.

Book Launch Party

The book launch celebration was held on Zoom on Saturday 15th January 2022. We decided to hold the party online because the book features stories written by authors residing all over the world. We wanted to give them all the opportunity to attend and read their work.

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology book launch party

The event was held in conjunction with Talking Tales, a long established story telling event run by Stokes Croft Writers.

There were some fabulous readings at the event. It was wonderful to hear such varied and amazing performances. I'd like to thank all the readers for sharing their time and their talent.

81 Words book launch party

The readers were:

  • Chris Fielden (story 1 'One Previous Owner')
  • Allen Ashley (story 4, 'Remember Eighty-One?)
  • Lesley Anne Truchet (story 28, 'Tommy Tycoon'),
  • Ian Tucker (story 47, 'Furborg's Caution')
  • Smritirekha Talukdar (story 89, 'Warmth')
  • Adam Rubinstein (story 97, 'Love Torque')
  • Hervé Suys (story 109, 'Out of Isolation')
  • Sue Johnson (story 132, 'Hemlock')
  • Alice Penfold (story 142, 'The Cut')
  • Melanie Goodell (story 192, 'Finding the Water Dragon')
  • Malcolm Richardson (story 193, 'Airport')
  • Jeffrey H. Toney (story 259, 'A Few Steps to Paradise')
  • Paul Mastaglio (story 290, 'The Arrow')
  • Chris Espenshade (story 391, 'Piece Pipe')
  • DT Langdale (story 396, 'Tomorrow's a New Day')
  • Peter Gregory & David Gough (story 456, 'Catfish for Tea')
  • Laura Besley (story 472, 'Taken for a Ride')
  • Lee Kull (story 482, 'Poison Tongue')
  • Rosie Cullen (story 506, 'The Bridge')
  • Gary Couzens (story 513, 'Outside Her Window')
  • Lynne Arnot (story 532, 'Memorial')
  • Alan Dale (story 549, 'The Open Secret')
  • Noel Alcoba (story 557, 'Calling in Sick')
  • Natasha Nagle (story 594, 'The Duck's King')
  • David John Griffin (story 628, 'Extraordinary Event')
  • Adele Evershed (story 636, 'Becoming an Unbeliever')
  • Joyce Bingham (story 648, 'The Elephant in the Room')
  • Sarthak Das (story 638, 'Only Memories')
  • Toni Peers (story 657, 'Teenage Protection')
  • Peggy Gerber (story 772, 'The Most Delicious Turkey Leg')
  • Karen Waldron (story 774, 'The Heirloom')
  • Michele Witthaus (story 797, 'Alternative History')
  • David Viner (story 813, 'Infected')
  • Kate Leimer (story 863, 'Speaking of Love Lost for Words')
  • David Don (story 865, 'Recycling Not Disposing')
  • Boakesey (story 877, 'Too Much to Ask')
  • Yvonne Mastaglio (story 885, 'Race Day')
  • Catrin Rutland (story 917, 'The Age of Fear')
  • Duane L. Herrmann (story 935, 'The Singer')
  • Michele Kelly (story 937, 'Room at the End of the Hall')
  • Pamela Hibbert (story 938, 'High Stakes')
  • David Vargas Alfonso (story 944, 'Scientific Mantra')
  • Jonathan Fryer (story 960, 'Vegan Burgers')
  • Tony Tremblett (story 967, 'Words')
  • Roger West (story 991, 'Murder He Wrote')

For more information, please see the Facebook event.

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Here are some videos of contributing authors reading their stories.

Story 001: One Previous Owner, by Christopher Fielden

Story 109: Out of Isolation, by Hervé Suys

Story 341: There's Something About Anne, by C.R. Berry

Story 456: Catfish 4 Tea, by Peter Gregory David Gough

Story 506: The Bridge, by Rosie Cullen

Story 532: Memorial, by Lynne Arnot

Story 543: Gone, by Anna Sanderson

Story 549: The Open Secret, by Alan Dale

Story 594: The Duck's King, by Natasha Nagle

Story 624: Grandma's Friend, by Lynn Zeleski

Story 701: My Muse My Motivation, by Violet James

Story 898: Plus Ca Change, by Sean Tobias May

Story 937: Room at the End of the Hall, by Michele Kelly

The videos have been published on the Victorina Press YouTube channel. They were also used for promotional activities on Facebook and Twitter when the book was released.

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Anthology Cover

The cover for the 81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology was created by Jacek Wilkos.

Jacek Wilkos

Jacek Wilkos

Jacek Wilkos is an engineer from Poland. He lives with his wife and daughter in the beautiful city of Cracow. He is addicted to buying books. He loves black coffee, dark ambient music and riding his bike.

You can learn more about Jacek's artwork on his Facebook page.

Jacek is also one of the anthology's contributing authors - his story is number 856.

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology - 1000 stories by 1000 authors - full book cover

81 Words Flash Fiction Anthology - 1,000 Stories by 1,000 Authors, Full Book Cover by Jacek Wilkos

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The 1,000 Writers In The Anthology

Here is a (rather epic) list of the 1,000 contributing authors featured in the anthology. There are actually more than 1,000 writers in the book because some of the stories were written by two-person author teams. As mentioned further up this page, all the details are in the introduction of the book.

Here is the list, presented alphabetically based on first name / initial:

  1. A. A. Rubin
  2. A. Gustafson
  3. A.H. Creed
  4. Aaron McDermott
  5. Abby Shue
  6. Abhi Shan
  7. Abigail Rowe
  8. Abigail Williamson
  9. Adam Bevan
  10. Adam Down
  11. Adam Rubinstein
  12. Adam Waters
  13. Adam Wright-Johnson
  14. Adele Evershed
  15. Adrian Hallchurch
  16. Adrian Nichol
  17. Aerin Bernstein
  18. Ahmad Abu Sharkh
  19. Aigbonoga Omoh
  20. Aishwarya Harikumar
  21. Akindu Perera
  22. Alan Barker
  23. Alan Barker [Note: same name but a different human being to the previous Alan]
  24. Alan D. Przybylski
  25. Alan Dale
  26. Alan Greaves
  27. Alan Pattison
  28. Alan Ridley
  29. Alcuin Edwards
  30. Aleah Bingham
  31. Alex Blair
  32. Alex Fullerton
  33. Alexandra Klyueva
  34. Alexio Gomes
  35. Ali Bounds
  36. Ali Clarke
  37. Alice Hale
  38. Alice Payne
  39. Alice Penfold
  40. Alicia McGrath
  41. Alicia Sledge
  42. Alicia Yau
  43. Alison Clary
  44. Alison Reese
  45. Alison Wren
  46. Alistair Forsyth
  47. Allen Ashley
  48. Ally Cook
  49. Alyson Faye
  50. Amanda Garzia
  51. Amanda Huggins
  52. Amanita Peridot Festoon
  53. Amberlie Robinson
  54. Amelia Brown
  55. Amisha Bansal
  56. Ana D.
  57. Anastasia Bromberg
  58. Anastasia Mosher
  59. Andre Othenin-Girard
  60. Andrew Ball
  61. Andrew Carter
  62. Andrew Dawkins
  63. Andrew James Spence
  64. Andrew Jones
  65. Andrew McGill
  66. Andrew Perry
  67. Andrzej Christopher Marczewski
  68. Andy Langdale
  69. Angela P Googh
  70. Angelique Dusengimana
  71. Ani Martin
  72. Ania Kovas
  73. Anita Goveas
  74. Ankush Vijay Chawla
  75. Anna Capstick
  76. Anna Ferrar
  77. Anna Sanderson
  78. Anne Copeland
  79. Annie Francis
  80. Annika Franke
  81. Anu Roy
  82. Arlene Everingham
  83. Arthur KC Chan
  84. Arya Amlani
  85. Ash Gray
  86. Ashleigh Whittle
  87. Ashley Kim
  88. Ashley Scott
  89. Ashley Vohrer
  90. Ashutosh Pant
  91. Austrian Spencer
  92. Ava Groth
  93. Avery Pryce
  94. Ayesha Hassan
  95. B. K. Bolen
  96. B. P. Garcia
  97. B.C. Ong
  98. Barbara Eustace
  99. Barnaby Page
  100. Barry Rhodes
  101. Barry Smith
  102. Bart Elbey
  103. Bec Lewis
  104. Becky Benishek
  105. Bekk Escott
  106. Benjamin Noel
  107. Bernard Hicks
  108. Bernard Muslin
  109. Bert Velthuis
  110. Beth Greenwood
  111. Beth Kander
  112. Betty Hattersley
  113. Betty J Burton
  114. Blake Holcomb
  115. Blerina Kapllani
  116. Boaksey
  117. Brett Elliott-Palmer
  118. Brian Johnstone
  119. Brian Mackinney
  120. Brianna Damplo
  121. Bridget Blankley
  122. Bridget Scrannage
  123. Bridget Yates
  124. Brinkinfield
  125. Brittany Holmes
  126. Bruce Millar
  127. Bruce Wyness
  128. Bryan Keefe
  129. Byron Coulson
  130. C. H. Connor
  131. C.R. Berry
  132. Caiden Lang
  133. Caleb Jansen
  134. Cameron Crebs
  135. Campbell Hinshelwood
  136. Carl Palmer
  137. Carla Vlad
  138. Caroline Cowan
  139. Caroline Wright
  140. Carolyn Roden
  141. Carolyn Ward
  142. Carrie Hewlett
  143. Cath Allwood
  144. Catherine Broxton
  145. Catherine Cade
  146. Catherine Harkness
  147. Cathi Radner
  148. Catrin Rutland
  149. CB McCall
  150. Ceris Brewis
  151. Charles Bonkowsky
  152. Charles K Manila
  153. Charles Lee
  154. Charles Murphy
  155. Charles Osborne
  156. Charlie Taylor
  157. Charlie Turner
  158. Charlotte Ella Read
  159. Charlotte Farrell-Banks
  160. Charlotte Ward
  161. Charlotte West
  162. Cheah Yin Mee
  163. Cheryl Buck
  164. Chip Jett
  165. Chloe Frost
  166. Chloe Nkomo
  167. Chloe Testa
  168. Chris Black
  169. Chris Cantor
  170. Chris Espenshade
  171. Chris Green
  172. Chris McLoughlin
  173. Chris Pritchard
  174. Chris Tattersall
  175. Christian Andrei Nuez Laplap
  176. Christian Obaitan
  177. Christianna Sahadeo
  178. Christina Burton
  179. Christina M. Y. Chow
  180. Christine Bukania
  181. Christine Hursell
  182. Christine Kingshott
  183. Christine O'Donnell
  184. Christine Reeves
  185. Christine Tapper
  186. Christopher Fielden
  187. Christopher Searle
  188. CJ Nicol
  189. CJ Wigg
  190. CL Wearne
  191. Claire Allinson
  192. Claire Apps
  193. Claire Gagnon
  194. Claire Gee
  195. Claire Lee
  196. Claire Schön
  197. Claire Taylor
  198. Claire Temple
  199. Clara Baird
  200. Clare Owen
  201. Clare Tivey
  202. Clarrie Rose
  203. Cleiton Pinho
  204. Colette Kriel
  205. Colleen Hue
  206. CompletelyBoofyBlitzed
  207. Constance Bourg
  208. Crilly O'Neil
  209. Cristina Bresser
  210. Cynthia Akagi
  211. Dan McConnell
  212. Daniel L. Link
  213. Daniel McClaskey
  214. Danielle Linsey
  215. Danny Macks
  216. Darci-Leigh Robinson-Askew
  217. Darren Hackett
  218. Dave Firth
  219. David Batteiger
  220. David Brewis
  221. David Conway
  222. David Don
  223. David Guilfoyle
  224. David Heaton
  225. David John Griffin
  226. David Lowis
  227. David McTigue
  228. David Rhymes
  229. David S Mitchell
  230. David Silver
  231. David Turton
  232. David Vargas Alfonso
  233. David Viner
  234. David Wright
  235. Dean Hollands
  236. Debaprasad Mukherjee
  237. Debbie Rolls
  238. Debbie Singh
  239. Deborah Wroe
  240. Dee La Vardera
  241. Dee Tilsley
  242. Denis Joseph
  243. Denise Senecal
  244. Derek McMillan
  245. Devin Greene
  246. Devon Goodchild
  247. Dez T.
  248. Diana Senechal
  249. Diane de Anda
  250. Diane Harding
  251. Dianne D. Pingalo
  252. Dimiana Wassef
  253. Dinesh Shihantha De Silva
  254. Dionne Burton
  255. Diontae Jaegli
  256. Don Bartlome
  257. Don Marler
  258. Dorothy Francis
  259. Doug Forrest
  260. Doug Hawley
  261. Douglas J. Shearer
  262. Dr. Sriharsha Sripathi
  263. DT Langdale
  264. Duane L. Herrmann
  265. E. F. S. Byrne
  266. Edmund Piper
  267. Edward Mortenson
  268. Edward Rouse
  269. Edwin Stern
  270. Eileen Baldwin
  271. Elaine Carlyle
  272. Eleanor Dickenson
  273. Elena Zhuang
  274. Elizabeth Lamb
  275. Elizabeth Stanley
  276. Ella Cass
  277. Ella Wilson
  278. Elliot Cambrey
  279. Em Daurio
  280. Emily K Martin
  281. Emily Knight
  282. Emma Burnett
  283. Emma Nokes
  284. Emma Robertson
  285. Emma Stammeyer
  286. Emma Wilson
  287. Erin Hardman
  288. Esosa Kolawole
  289. Evelyn Hawke
  290. Everest Pen
  291. Evie Nicol
  292. Ezeh Michael Ogonna
  293. Fabio Crispim
  294. Farzaneh Hajirasouliha
  295. Fay Franklin
  296. Fee Johnstone
  297. Felix Castrillon
  298. Femi S. Craigwell
  299. Finlay Thomas Tweedie
  300. Fiona Aitken
  301. Fiona Campbell
  302. Fiona Flower
  303. Fliss Zakaszewska
  304. Franca Basta
  305. Frances Tate
  306. Francesca Pappadogiannis
  307. Francisca Staines
  308. Frank Daurio
  309. Frank Havemann
  310. Frank Hubeny
  311. Frank Radcliffe
  312. G. Gaurav
  313. Gail Everett
  314. Gary Couzens
  315. Gary McGrath
  316. Gavin Biddlecombe
  317. Gemma Bevan
  318. Gemma Martiskainen
  319. Geoff Freedman
  320. Geoff Holme
  321. George Cornilă
  322. Gillian M Seed
  323. Gillian Macleod
  324. Ginger Marcinkowski
  325. Gitanjali Escobar Travieso
  326. Glen Donaldson
  327. Glo Curl
  328. Gloria Ames
  329. Glynis Ann Downey
  330. Gordon Williams
  331. Gowravy Ravanan
  332. Grace Turner-Higgins
  333. Grannd Kane
  334. Grant McKain
  335. Grant O'Townson
  336. Gwyneth Williams
  337. Gwynne Weir
  338. Hajra Saeed
  339. Haley M. Hwang
  340. Hannah Brown
  341. Hannah Cole
  342. Harley Logan Thompson
  343. Harriet Payne
  344. Hazel Turner
  345. Heather Haigh
  346. Heather Stuart Primbs
  347. Heidi Lobecker
  348. Heidi Vanlandingham
  349. Helen Aitchison
  350. Helen Combe
  351. Helen Matthews
  352. Helen Merrick
  353. Hervé Suys
  354. Hilary Taylor
  355. Holly Garcia
  356. Holly Webster
  357. Huguette Van Akkeren
  358. Hullabaloo22
  359. Ian Andrew
  360. Ian Buzard
  361. Ian James Stewart
  362. Ian Tucker
  363. Ibukun Keyamo
  364. Imogen Argent
  365. IR Belletti
  366. Irene Banfield
  367. Iris & Phil Hatchard
  368. Irving Benjamin
  369. Isabel Flynn
  370. Isabella Rae Wharton-McLellan
  371. Iuliana Khadyxa Filisanu
  372. Ivan Richardson
  373. Ixai Salvo
  374. J. L. Harland
  375. J. Rosina Harlow
  376. J.S Taols
  377. Jace Henderson
  378. Jacek Wilkos
  379. Jack Dabell
  380. Jack Dudley
  381. Jack Hanlon
  382. Jack Purkis
  383. Jackie Batteiger
  384. Jackie Hindmarsh
  385. Jacky Ellis
  386. Jade Swann
  387. Jaimen Shires
  388. Jaine Irish
  389. Jake Cosmos Aller
  390. James Braun
  391. James Byrne
  392. James Colfox
  393. James Crerar
  394. James Hornby
  395. James Louis Peel
  396. James Northern
  397. James Pemberton
  398. James Sanders
  399. James Smart
  400. Jamie Graham
  401. Jamie Welch
  402. Jan Brown
  403. Jan Courtney
  404. Jane Fell
  405. Jane Imrie
  406. Jane Sleight
  407. Janet L Davies
  408. Janet Lister
  409. Jasmine Hunt
  410. Jasmine Lee
  411. Jasmine Tan Chin Chwee
  412. Jason B
  413. Jason Barbo
  414. Jay Bee
  415. Jayanta Bhaumik
  416. Jaycee Durand
  417. Jayne Morgan
  418. Jaz Leigh
  419. Jeff Kemp
  420. Jeffrey H. Toney
  421. Jeni Lawes
  422. Jennifer Hankin
  423. Jennifer P. L. Leong
  424. Jennifer Riddalls
  425. Jenny Butler
  426. Jenny Drury
  427. Jenny Simmons
  428. Jerome Parsons
  429. Jerry Wilson
  430. Jessica Bowden
  431. Jessica Everitt
  432. Jessica Joy
  433. Jessica Kirby
  434. Jessica Richard
  435. Jessica Turnbull
  436. Jill Lang
  437. Jimmy Doom
  438. Jo Howarth
  439. Joan C. Hobart
  440. Joanna Ball
  441. Jocelyn Wong
  442. Jodi Nicholls
  443. Jodi Novak
  444. Joe Bailey
  445. Joe Brothers
  446. Joe McMullen
  447. Johanna McDonald
  448. Johannah Lipscher Simon
  449. John Bevan
  450. John Cooper
  451. John D Lary
  452. John Hannan
  453. John Holland
  454. John Holmes
  455. John James Morris
  456. John L Bell
  457. John Lane
  458. John Mark Miller
  459. John Notley
  460. John Rivers
  461. John Robertson
  462. John S Alty
  463. John Vandore
  464. Jon Drake
  465. Jon Spencer
  466. Jonathan Fryer
  467. Jonathan Hastings
  468. Jonathan Hunter
  469. Jonathan Inglesfield
  470. Jonathan Martindale
  471. Jonathan Pacheco
  472. Jordan B. Jolley
  473. Jordan Bahnub
  474. Jordis Fasheh
  475. Jose Luis Torres
  476. Joseph Lancaster
  477. Joseph Mould
  478. Josephine Queen
  479. Josh Joseph Dixon
  480. Josh Leeson
  481. Josie Gowler
  482. Joy Thomas
  483. Joyce Bingham
  484. Joyce Walker
  485. JS Cline
  486. Judi Edwards
  487. Judy Reeves
  488. Julia Graves
  489. Julia O'Dowd
  490. Julia T. Spano
  491. Julia Wood
  492. Julie Goodswen
  493. Julie Howard
  494. Julie Mayger
  495. Julie Stone
  496. Justine Quammie
  497. Justyce Solomon
  498. K. J. Watson
  499. Kaelin Lee
  500. Kailin Guo
  501. Kaitlin Ellis
  502. Karen Bevan
  503. Karen McClure
  504. Karen McDermott
  505. Karen Rust
  506. Karen Waldron
  507. Karen Walker
  508. Karen Western
  509. Kate Hamilton
  510. Kate Leimer
  511. Kate Miller
  512. Katerina Hellam
  513. Katherine Kogoy
  514. Kathleen E Williams
  515. Kathleen Hearnshaw
  516. Kathleen Keenan
  517. Kathryn Dixon
  518. Kathryn Evans
  519. Kathryn J Barrow
  520. Kathryn Joyce
  521. Kathryn Smith
  522. Katie Chapman
  523. Katie Labbe
  524. Katie Pepper
  525. Katie Singer
  526. Katy Clayton
  527. Kavitha Yarlagadda
  528. Kay Sandry
  529. Keian Murray
  530. Keith Pearson-Sandelands
  531. Kelly Van Nelson
  532. Kelsey Gallo
  533. Kelsey Juean Irving
  534. Kennedy Meechan
  535. Kenneth Cahall
  536. Kent Raddatz
  537. Kerry Robinson
  538. Khamis Kabeu
  539. Kim Hart
  540. Kim Montgomery
  541. Kim Steindel
  542. Kim Witbeck
  543. Kimana McCallum
  544. Kimberly Owen
  545. Kira Inglis
  546. Kirk I. Holden
  547. Kitty Litteur
  548. Klaus Gehling
  549. KM Arhel
  550. Kolade Ajila
  551. Kudakwashe Chirapa
  552. Kwame M.A. McPherson
  553. Kylan Fedje
  554. L J King
  555. L J McQueen
  556. L. A. Cunningham
  557. L.E. Daurio
  558. Laila Miller
  559. Laura Besley
  560. Laura Day
  561. Laura Foakes
  562. Lauren J. Phillips
  563. Lauren M Foster
  564. Lauren Raybould
  565. Laurie Hicks
  566. Layla Ahmed
  567. Layla Calarco
  568. Layla Rogers
  569. Lee Foley
  570. Lee Holland
  571. Lee Kull
  572. Leigh Hastings
  573. Len Saculla
  574. Lena MacDonald
  575. Lesley Anne Truchet
  576. Levi Earl
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Vivian O
This is great news. Really looking forward to reading the book later this year.

Chris Fielden
Thanks Vivian :)

Jayanta B
Dearest Chris. Hi, I hope this mail finds you absolutely fine!

I cannot thank you enough - I feel so extremely humbled and happy to have received this mail of yours. I am so excited to have come to know of the long-awaited anthology to appear published around November this year. Now, are you going to send all the contributor's a copy? I am asking this because I am ready to purchase my copy, too, if needed. I would be highly appreciative and obliged if you could let me know... Your kind reply is awaited. 

Thank you so very much, Chris, this is fantastic news from you. Please guide me towards what I am required to do for getting my short bio, if at all needed, attached to the piece in the collection.

Thank you for everything, Chris. Take all care, all my love and my wishes and prayers for you.

My best regards, Jayanta (my serial no. 415)

Chris Fielden
Hi Jayanta. Thank you for your kind message. It's great to hear the book means so much to you.

I'm afraid we won't be able to give free copies of the book to contributing authors. All the writing challenge projects on my website are run in support of charity and do not make any money. If we gave everyone a free copy, the project would run at a large loss and I just can't afford to cover it I'm afraid. A huge amount of work has gone into the preparation of this book and everyone involved has given their time for free. That is the only way this book could exist. Sorry if that news is disappointing, but I hope you understand my reasons.

Author biographies will appear in the book alongside each writer's story. We have used the biography supplied when each story was submitted, so no problem there.

If you have any other questions, please do let me know. All the best, and thank you for your continued support - it means a great deal to me :-)

Jayanta B
Hi Chris, thanks a ton for your kind, fast reply.

No, I am not at all disappointed, even a bit. I can completely understand the hugeness, the humongous task undertaken for this anthology. Yes, it is certainly not possible to send a free copy to each of 1,000 contributors and I am absolutely fine with buying my copy. I even want to do so for that would be my humble, sincere attempt to remain associated with this massive project. For us all, it shows a unique solidarity made for a greater writing legacy, or rather a writers' family as a whole. The spirit is so vibrant. I feel it, Chris. I will very personally request you to send me the link or payment mode so I can use it to buy my copy once the anthology is online in November.

Thanks with no end, with all my love and best regards for you. Stay safe, Chris. Wishes and prayers, Jayanta.

Chris Fielden
Thank you for your kind reply, Jayanta – it’s very much appreciated.

I will be sending links to all the contributing authors when the book is published so they can buy copies if they wish to, so no problem there.

Stay safe, my friend. All the best. Cheers, Chris

Kathryn S
Hi Chris. Thank you so much. Really looking forward to buying the book so I can read all the stories and support a great cause. I'm sure my little story will be in good company.

Chris Fielden
No problem, thank you Kathryn - very much appreciated. Your story is in fantastic :-)

Rex C
Wow! This is a splendid effort, Chris. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to write for your book. It means a lot to see our hard work in print. I'm looking forward to buying a copy as soon as its out. Thank you once again.

Chris Fielden
No problem at all, thanks Rex :)

All the best to you.

Sandra P
Fantastic news Chris! Many thanks for your perseverance with this project - already ordered it. Cheers mate!

Chris Fielden
No problem, Sandra.

And thank you for ordering the book - very much appreciated :-)

Chris B
Thanks Chris, look forward to making my purchase and spreading the word and perhaps be chosen as on of the readers on Zoom night.

Chris Fielden
Thanks Chris, much appreciated. If you want to attend and read at the book launch, please confirm by email. There are a lot of people attending and reading so I need a confirmation to stay on top of it all please. Many thanks :-)

Sandra P
Oh fantastic, the book has arrived this morning. It's really cool - great layout, weighs a ton and the cover is beautiful! Brilliant seeing my story amongst the other 999. Well done to all of us!

Chris Fielden
Brilliant, thank you Sandra - really glad to hear you're pleased with the book :-)

Vivian O
Hi Chris. I wanted to order 3 copies of this and thought I'd buy it from Victoria Press rather than Mr Bezos. But unfortunately, when it came to checking out, Victoria Press were going to charge over £15 (medium parcel) for postage. I'm afraid Amazon won on this occasion with free delivery. Many thanks for all you do to promote writers and writing. I'm really looking forward to reading all the stories.

Very best wishes for 2022.

Chris Fielden
Hi Vivian. That's great, thank you for buying copies of the book Vivian - it's very much appreciated.

The books are large and heavy, hence the postage cost. I've sent a few to friends and it does cost a lot. Unfortunately, small presses (and indie bookshops) just can't compete with Amazon, especially when it comes to delivery prices. It's one of the reasons they are disliked by many involved in the writing community - they contribute to putting small presses and book shops out of business. That said, Amazon also do an awful lot for authors via their KDP platform, so I tend to be supportive of them for that reason. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to sell anything like as many books or raise as much money for charity.

Anyway. Thank you for your comment and raising this issue. It's good to make everyone aware of both sides of the story.

All the very best to you, and happy New Year :)

Vivian O
Hi Chris. My three copies of the book arrived yesterday - I could hardly lift them :-) What a fantastic and diverse collection! Once again, many thanks for doing this and thank you for including my story number 151 FATAL CAUTION.

Chris Fielden
Brilliant news, thank you Vivian. The book is fairly humongous... reading it is a healthy workout LOL.

And thank you for your kind words too :-)

Grannd K
Hey, I've tried looking for the WRA entry as the link provided in the email led to a 404 page, but I'm seeing zilch on the site. Forgive me my scepticism but is there any actual proof on the site itself?

Chris Fielden
Hi Grannd, thanks for your message.

Unfortunately, the World Record Academy archived the listing about an hour after I sent the email out to all the contributing authors. WRA asked me and Victorina Press for money to maintain the listing. We have explained this is a charity project many times during our correspondence with them and that we have no marketing budget, but they have not put the page back on their website. It’s a real shame - I just hope they have a change of heart. If they don't, I'll consider removing the mention of the record from this page.

If you have any other questions, please let me know.

Chris Fielden
Further to my previous comment, I have now updated the wording regarding the WRA on the page above.