Foreign Encounters: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad

Cover designed by yours truly with the help of Wordle and fellow writer Doreen Porter.

Online writing group Writers Abroad are proud to announce the publication on Wednesday 24th October of their new anthology, entitled Foreign Encounters.

An encounter can be a chance meeting, a planned get-together or even a confrontation. This collection of stories, non-fiction articles and poems features a variety of foreign encounters: with family, friends, lovers, animals, cultures, or just with one’s own prejudices and preconceptions.

Foreign Encounters is the third anthology published by Writers Abroad, an online group of ex-pat writers.  All the contributors are, or have been, ex-pats living in places around the globe. Author Julia Gregson, a former ex-pat whose bestselling novel East of the Sun won the Prince Maurice Prize for romantic fiction, has written the foreword.

Following a call for submissions, Writers Abroad received 231 contributions of which they selected 95 for the anthology. They include 16 poems, 38 short stories and 41 non-fiction articles. Since Writers Abroad is a virtual writers’ group, all the work to produce Foreign Encounters has been done online.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Books Abroad, a charity which coordinates the donation of free books for schools throughout the world, believing that education is a crucial aspect of human progress. The charity celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has supplied over 1,600 schools with desperately-needed books.

Foreign Encounters is available from Lulu, price €9.99 (approximately £8.00), from Wednesday 24th October, when this link will become live: Lulu

To find out more and for a complete list of contributions and authors, please go to the Writers Abroad website.

Notes for editors

Writers Abroad was founded in 2009. It provides an online forum for ex-pat writers to exchange ideas, views and news on writing and to offer support and constructive feedback on each other’s work. Membership numbers are limited but ex-pat writers may apply to join if they are able to support the group’s initiatives and aims.

  • For more about author Julia Gregson, visit her website.
  • For more about Books Abroad, visit their website.
  • Contributors live in, and have written about, more than 50 countries across every continent.

Press release by dear virtual friend and fellow writer, Vanessa Couchman

About susancarey

Angela writes using pseudonym, Susan Carey. She has dual nationality, GB/NL and lives in Amsterdam. Susan has had short fiction published on multiple platforms and was a runner-up in the 2018 and 2017 Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Competitions. Every year she is crazy enough to take part in Nanowrimo, and has done so successfully since 2009. Her writing has also been published and performed by amongst others; Mslexia, Liars’ League, Reflex Fiction, the Casket and of course the wonderful Writers Abroad. She has a love hate relationship with her adopted hometown and often dreams of living in a thatched cottage, far from the madding crowd.
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3 Responses to Foreign Encounters: A New Anthology from Writers Abroad

  1. chris says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your fiction and poetry in Foreign Encounters. Thanks so much for giving our anthology such a lovely cover!

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  2. Pingback: “Foreign Encounters” Anthology Now Available! | Chris Galvin

  3. susancarey says:

    Thanks Chris for reading and commenting on my story and poetry, and I’m so glad you liked the cover!

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