A few days early

OOf-words-and-Water-2014f Words and Water 2014 has been published a few days early.

A new collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction has seen the light of day. This work with topics ranging from a single drop of water to planetary annexation, is donated freely for you to enjoy.

Download it on Smashwords today.


If you enjoy it please say thank you by making a donation, however small, on the Group’s JustGiving page.


Words and Water page on JustGiving.

Help spread the word about the work being done by WaterAid by encouraging your friends and family to download a copy, and by visiting WaterAid’s website.

Thank you.


Competition: Do you want to be the cover designer for the 2014 anthology?

Are you good at making book covers? Do you want your work exposed to a few thousand people? And would you like to donate a cover and help us raise money for WaterAid?

Can you say yes to all of the above? And are you up for the challenge? Then please e-mail your cover suggestion to iam(at)lenekrog(dot)com. And include a little bit about yourself and your work – maybe a link to your website?

Please send the covers in either jpg, pdf, eps, ai or png. Max. 5 MB.

We need your suggestion by 15 May 2014. 

Once we’ve chosen the three best covers, it is up to our readers to vote for their favourite cover. The one with the most votes wins.

The theme for the 2014 anthology is Many nations, one world. We hope that sparks an idea for a cover, just like it has been an inspiration, more or less loosely, for the authors behind this year’s anthology.

Many nations, one world

That is the title of the 2014 anthology – “many nations, one world”. Does it inspire you? Are your fingers itching to start writing a short story or maybe a poem based (loosely) on these four words? Would you like to participate and contribute to the 2014 anthology, but you don’t know how?

Well, search no more, for it is all explained right here by the founder of the Review Group from which the Words and Water Group sprang, Jay Howard. I think maybe you need to be a member of Goodreads to be able to read it. In any case, you need to be a member of the Review Group on Goodreads to be able to comment on the post.

Our charity is still WaterAid, because water is so essential to our existence, no matter where we’re from – and the authors behind the anthology are from all over the world.