Annie On Writing

October 23, 2011

New Sun Rising – trying to rise again.

Filed under: published works,Writing competition or opportunity — Annie Evett @ 9:52 pm

Earlier this year, after that terrible event in Japan, a group of writers got together and began a callout for a charity anthology in aid of the victims and thier families.

After a flurry of incredible artwork, poetry and short stories, the editors got down to selecting and getting a final contributors listing together.  It was the brainchild of a wonderful writer – Frankie Sachs, who put in so many hours to make sure it got off the ground.  However, at this stage it saddens me to report that contact between Frankie and her fellow editors on this project has been lost. Despite numerous attempts to contact her, she has not been in touch for many months.

The editors have been left with an aweful situation. We want to go ahead with the project – but are really stuck. Its hoped that through this article – and you sharing it – we can keep going…

All submissions went through Frankie via email. She then removed names and contact details and posted them in a private forum so editors could vote. After selections were made Frankie was to contact all contributors.

It was at this point that we started to lose touch with Frankie. We do not know if she contacted everybody or not. We do have a proof (text only) that was put forward for editing but we do not have any contact details for any of the writers involved. Nor do we have contact information to go with any of the artwork that was submitted.

Below is a list of accepted pieces as in the editing proof of New Sun Rising.  If you submitted – please get in contact with us!
If you still have not heard about your submission, I can only apologise on behalf of Frankie Sachs and the rest of the editors.  Unfortunately the project was left hanging and details were not passed on.
Please do double check the following list of 72 accepted pieces to see if your work is there.
A note on artwork
While we still have access to submitted artwork we do not have any contributor names or contact details. The artwork the editors looked at was small resolution and not ‘good’ enough to put into a publication.  If you submitted artwork, please contact us.
A big thank you to all those who submitted, the quality and breadth of work was impressive.

The Brewer’s Son
Himitsu Bako
The Ambassador of Foreign Affairs
As Leaves Fall
Cherry Blossoms Never Die
Flash, Bullet Train
Birds in the Trees
Rite of Spring
Bunraku Doll
Something For Hanako
Five Seasons in Japan
two haiku by Elle Lawliette
Worm House
Junko’s Smile
Kimika and the Ants
Fox Fire
Ice Maiden
The Stonecutter
How the Fox Gained Entrance to Paradise
Silver Arrow
Moon Kisses
Satori vs. Non-Satori

The Unfortunate Incident of the Broken Weenie
Struck by the Temple Bell
Godzilla’s tea
Cherry-Blossomed Reverie
Shogun Dreams
Butoh In A Stone Garden
Sendai Space Elevator
A Piece in History
Summer Tofu in Kyoto
The Road to NeoSendai
Japanese Arts

Ueno Park
What is freedom?
The Hankyu Line
This Space
Walking on Roofs
haiku by Brigita Pavsic
Blue Hearts
Kyoto Moss
Silver Lining
two haiku by Michelle Goode
Steps and Bows in Tokyo
The Poetry Game
Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall
Tokyo Love Story
Riding the Killer Fish
I’m with Baka
three haiku by Neil Schiller
Three posters from Japan
Bento Boxes
Somewhere South of Tokyo
Write What You Know
On the train to Otsu Station
Osaka Underground

The Present Fallen From the SkyGreen Tea
Gyoza Express
Firefly Child
His Japanese Student Speaks to Him After Class
Watching ‘The Seven Samurai’
Please Help Me Find the Dollar I Lost
Out Of The Blue
haiku by Jennifer Domingo

During the last few weeks a number of us have rallied together to try to save the project. A new publisher has been found and we are looking for a way forward. It has been agreed that if the project goes ahead it will be marketed as an anniversary anthology. In which case, the launch date will coincide with the anniversary of the disasters in Japan.

However many loose ends remain. If anyone has any information on Frankie, or knows her personally, please get in touch. If you contributed to the anthology in any way, again please get in touch. (

It is disheartening when things like this happen. Many people put a lot of time into this anthology. The submissions were fantastic and it was a pleasure to read them. We’d like to thank everybody for their hard work.

*thankfully we have the details of the artist for our cover art.. its great don’t you think?*


Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Say something constructive... or nice at least.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: