Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Author Bob Tarte Sends Animal Anthology Submission

Author Bob Tarte, who wrote the book "Enslaved by Ducks" has submitted a writing piece to Animal Anthologies. His work wonderful piece is about his hen, Lucky.

Make sure to keep your eye out for it along with our anthology this coming year.

Coming soon we will be having a title contest for our Animal Anthology. Make sure to send in any ideas you have to More information about the contest will be revealed soon!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Animal Anthology Project Is Interviewed by Best Friends Network

Yesterday, the Animal Anthology Project was interviewed by Jackie, of the Best Friends Network. The Best Friends Network is part of the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which is one of the largest animal rescue organizations in the country. Best Friends Network will profit directly from the animal anthology, which will help animals in need.

The interview should appear on the Best Friends Network soon, so keep checking! Remember, by contributing your writing or artwork to the Animal Anthology, you are helping wonderful organizations like this!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Animal Anthologies Would Love To Read Your Story (or see your art)!

Although we have had many submissions over the past week, we are still have not reached our goal number of writing or artwork submissions. The deadline is not until December 31st, but consider sending in your writing. There is no harm in trying, and we may publish your work! You may send it to the email, or visit our website and send it through our submission form. Remember, we don't take your writing rights, you keep them.

Author, Bob Tarte, who has written many books, including "Enslaved By Ducks" and "Fowl Weather: How Thirty-Nine Animals and One Sock Monkey Took Over My Life" has also agreed to send us a writing piece. We look forward to having such an outstanding roster of writers in our anthology!

Thank you, every one.
Keep checking up on the blog and make sure to join as a follower.
If we get a few more followers we will start to post some of the writing submissions that we have received.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Lois Duncan contributes to The Animal Anthology Project

Author, Lois Duncan, who has written the books Hotel For Dogs, News For Dogs, and Movies For Dogs, has sent in a contribution to The Animal Anthology Project!

She sent a non-fiction piece in about her childhood (where she tried to start her own 'hotel for dogs'), and the resulting book and success.

Thank you contributors and authors! We look forward to reading more of your work.

Remember, our deadline is December 31, 2010. Check out our website

Email submissions to

Friday, June 25, 2010

Coming Soon: Animal Anthology on Kindle Blog!

For all you ebook readers we have good news! The Animal Anthology Project will soon be on the Amazon Kindle reader!

Look for it within the next 4 days and make sure to subscribe.

Thanks again for all your writing submissions! We've received some excellent ones!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Notable Author Jacqueline Sheehan Contributes to Animal Anthologies

Many notable authors have submitted writing contributions to The Animal Anthology Project.
Most recently author, Jacqueline Sheehan, has contributed a writing piece called "Trails of Faithless Riders" to our project.

Jacqueline Sheehan is the author of bestselling book, Lost and Found, which is "a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, loss, and moving on . . . with the help of one not-so-little dog."

Thank you authors, artists, and writers for contributing for your chance to help animal rescue organizations and get published in print in one of our anthologies, which will be available from all major bookstores.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Animal Anthology Project Launches Google Ad

To help gather more writers for our project we have launched our ad campaign with Google Ads.

Not only that, we will also appear in the Classified Ads of the September/October edition of the magazine, Poets & Writers.

Remember, if you have acquaintances who are writers, make sure you tell them about The Animal Anthology Project.

We have had more submissions yesterday and we are expecting more. We will be excepting submissions until the end of December 2010.

Remember, if you have any questions, or would like to submit your writing or artwork, visit our website

You may also email

COMING SOON: We will post some of our favorite writing submissions and artwork we have received!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blogs That Animal Anthologies is Following

Here are some of the animal and writing blogs we are following. Many of these bloggers have agreed to write for us. - Love Thy Dog - Tails of the City - The Many Adventures of Wonder Ruby - Mark Levin Pet Corner - There Are No Rules - Writer's Unboxed

Please tell us if you have an animal or writing related blog you would like us to follow!

Lots of News from Animal Anthologies

We have gotten lots of exciting news!

Although we have had numerous authors who are too busy to participate in The Animal Anthology Project, we also have many famous authors who have also agreed to submit work!

We're going to let a few more author's respond until we share which authors have agreed to submit. Hang in there.

In the meantime, make sure to tell your friends and acquaintances about The Animal Anthology Project. Not only are you helping contribute to a massive cause, but you are also helping aspiring writers get published!

We have basic flyers which you can download and distribute around your area.
If you would like to help the cause and distribute them, please contact us at and we will email the flyers to you. We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Notable Authors Invited to Contribute to Anthology

It's been a busy day for Animal Anthologies. Not only have we been reviewing some of our many writing submissions, but we have also been inviting notable authors to contribute to the anthologies.

We are not sure who will and will not contribute, but so far here is our grand wish list.

Susannah Charleson (author of Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a search-and-Rescue Dog)
Joe Camp (author of The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd)
Susan Richards (author of Chosen by a Horse)
Stacey O'Brien (author of Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl)
Mark R. Levin (author of Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish)
Irene M. Pepperberg (author of Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden world of Animal intelligence- and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process)
Gwen Cooper (author of Homer's Odyssey: a Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat)
Dean Koontz (author of A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog)
Ted Kerasote (author of Merle's Door)
Christine Sullivan (author of Saving Cinnamon)
Sy Montgomery (author of The Good Good Pig)
Bob Tarte (author of Enslaved By Ducks)
Carol Buckley (author of Tarra and Bella)
Jacqueline Sheehan (author of Lost and Found)
Marion Dane Bauer (author of Runt)
Merrill Markoe (author of Walking in Circles Before Lying Down)
Lois Duncan (author of Hotel For Dogs)
Paul Auster (author of Timbuktu)
Kate DiCamillo (author of The Tail of Desperaux)
Mark Bittner (author of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill)
Susan Chaney (Editor of Dog Fancy magazine)
Marty Becker (famous American veterinarian)
Shreve Stockton (author of The Daily Coyote)
Betsy Rosenfield (blogger of Love Thy Dog)
Ann Van Dyk (founder of De Wildt Cheetah Center, South Africa)
Nancy Yi Fan (author of Swordbird)
John Grogan (author of Marley & Me)
Kathryn Lasky (author of Guardians of Ga'hoole)
Erin Hunter (author of Warrior series)
Cesar Milan (dog trainer with TV show, books, and magazine)
Vicki Myron (author of Dewey)
Garth Stein (author of The Art of Racing in The Rain)
David Dosa (author of Making Rounds With Oscar)
Temple Gradin (author of Animals in Translation)

Although we suspect many of these authors will not reply, we hope they will contribute to our cause.

Thank you, not-so-well-known writers, for a productive day.
We could not create our anthologies without you and your writing submissions.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Animal Anthologies Pledges To Donate All Profit To Charities

Every one likes a good cause, so why not write for one?

By writing your animal story (or creating your artwork) you would be contributing to a massive cause.

We have looked for charities to donate the Anthology proceeds to.
You can help out by donating to:
Best Friends Animal Society

All readers please share if you have other animal causes you would like to have considered!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Did A Teen Really Start The Animal Anthology Project?

Yes, a teen really did start The Animal Anthology Project. That is partially why we are so accepting of teen writing. We know what teens really can do!

The founder, Christine Catlin, was a fifteen-year-old writer and animal lover. Not only did she raise butterflies, but she also owned fish, 2 cats, 2 birds, and a farm. She was an avid reader and believed that teens could write as well as adults. She was a National winner in many writing competitions and formed this anthology project to encourage teens to write about their connections with animals.

Writers We'd LOVE to have submit to us

This is Animal Anthologies' Dream List of influential people we'd LOVE to have submit to us for one of our 3 anthologies: Top 100 Animal Tales, Teens & Animals, or Animal Fiction.

Jane Goodall
Ann Van Dyk (founder of De Wildt Cheetah Center in South Africa)
Nancy Yi Fan (teen author of Swordbird)
John Grogan (author of Marley & Me)
Oprah Winfrey
Paris Hilton (ha ha)
Kathryn Lasky (author of Guardians of Gahoole)
Erin Hunter (author of Warrior series)
Cesar Milan
Vicki Myron (author of Dewey)
Garth Stein (author of The Art of Racing In The Rain)
Temple Gradin (author of Animals In Translation)
David Dosa (author of Making Rounds With Oscar)
Joy Adamson (author of Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds)
Ralph Helfer (author of Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived)

Feel free to comment and add your suggestions.

Teens Can Submit Too!

You know what it's like being a teen. You can hardly get a good-paying job, not to mention publish your writing!

Well, that's about to change. With Animal Anthologies we take teens' writing just as seriously as that by professional authors. Do you have a fictional animal story? Do you have a personal essay about how your dog saved your life? What about an editorial on the Fur Trade? Artwork maybe? Submit it and you may get published in one of our anthologies which will be available in bookstores, on, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Visit our website at

or get ideas by reading similair anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Dog & Cat Lover's Soul or James Harriot novels.

What We're Looking For

Anyone can submit their work to Animal Anthologies so long as it is of a high quality and is somehow related to animals. We encourage all ages to submit their work for the chance to be published- whether you be an amateur, professional, student, or adult. Here are our basic guidelines.

Non-Fiction Writing:

We prefer writing to be between 200 and 3500 words. In Non-Fiction we would like to receive Personal Essays or Opinion Essays. Personal Essays would be true stories that are somehow related to animals. Stories should be intriguing, suspenseful, heartfelt, or entertaining to read. Tell an exciting, sad or funny story about something that has happened to you or someone you know. Make sure that you introduce the character(s). Opinion Essays should be clear, concise, and not vague. They should describe your view on a topic related to animals.

Fiction Writing:

We would lke your fiction writing to be between 200 and 3500 words and be entertaining to readers. Fiction writing can be about anything. It can be poetry, a story written in an animal's point of view, realistic fiction, or just about anything. Use your imagination and make it creative!


We ask that you email or mail a copy of your artwork to us. There are no rules accept that it has to somehow relate to animals and be a good quality piece.

How Your Writing Can Be Published In An Anthology

Animals are a huge part in our lives. Some us have pets that comfort us in difficult times, inspire us, or do amazing, miraculous things. Others work with African wildlife or have a special bond with an animal they work with at the zoo. Whatever your story is, we were created with the goal to create anthologies with quality writing and artwork form people across the country reflecting the connection between humans and animals. Currently we are accepting writing for our three anthologies: Animal Fiction, Top 100 Animal Tales, and Teens & Animals.

Founded by Christine Catlin, a teenage writer and animal lover, Animal Anthologies has grown exponentially. The anthologies can be described as a cross between the "Chicken Soup" series, "James Harriot" books, and animal fiction. Freedom of speech is encouraged and every submission is read and analyzed thoroughly. In writing submission we prefer short stories.

We will contact you if we have selected your work for publication. Writers, write your animal stories! Artists, create your masterpieces! We accept non-fiction and fictional writing. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Submit your work and learn more at our website.

We will post our favorite essays on the blog.

Animal Anthologies' Mission

Our goal is to create anthologies with quality non-fiction writing, fiction writing, and artwork from people across the country. Currently we are accepting writing for our three anthologies: Animal Fiction, Top 100 Animal Tales, and Teens & Animals.

The best writing and artwork will be selected and may get published into the anthology. Anyone is welcoem to submit their story or artwork, whether they are an animal lover, professional, teenager, or student.