A Cuppa and An Armchair Q & A

25 Sep

I have been asked many questions about A Cuppa and An Armchair, so today I shall answer them.

Is it a book for children or adults?

At this moment we are hoping to create two books, one of each.  This will depend on submissions, so really, it depends on you.

What age range for children?

We are aiming at 8-9 yr olds. However, this is a variable again depending on submissions. We haven’t completely outruled a YA book either.

What about genre?

In our initial meetings, we decided that we would be open to genre. We felt widening our submission process would lead to a book with more appeal overall.

Can I send more than one story?

Sure, no problem. However, we will only publish one story per author per book.

I have written a story that is 1400 words, would that be ok?

Our only stipulation on word count is that it mustn’t be longer than 2,000 words. A story should only ever be as long as it needs to be.

So how do I submit?

Quite simply, send your short story to,  chat@elenaransley.com

When will I hear if my story will be included?

Each story considered by the panel. We shall be meeting on a regular basis (the first submission deadline will be announced soon). The final submission deadline will be early November. Before the 1st December we will announce the names of those that have been successful. All applicants will be notified by email.

When will the book be available to buy?

The book will be available to purchase just before Christmas. The release date will be announced nearer the time.

This Q & A will be updated as we receive further queries. If you want to know more, you can either contact me on this blog, via the email, or contact the project on its Facebook page.

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4 Responses to “A Cuppa and An Armchair Q & A”

  1. Jessica S September 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    For the e-mail, you put “email chat@elenaransley.com” (with a space in between): Should that be “email_chat,” “email.chat,” or “emailchat”?

    Sounds like a great project, by the way. 🙂

    • Ellie September 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

      I shall take a peep at this. The mail address is ‘chat@elenaransley.com’

      • Jessica S September 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

        LOL! Wow. I blame the baby.

      • Ellie September 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

        Ha ha! How is bump? Getting big I hope? So nice to see you making an appearance. We’ve all missed you!

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