Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cover Art!

I know everyone has been dying to see it, so here it is, the beautiful cover by Daniel Werneck for New Sun Rising: Stories for Japan:

If you'd like to see some of the rough sketches from Daniel's creative process, they're in his Flickr stream.

(I love it so much!)

Also! Interview on Fictionaut with the lovely Katrina Gray!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

While you're waiting

I know, we're slow. I am so sorry, and I hope that we haven't caused too much inconvenience. Our number one priority (after raising lots of money to send to Japan, of course) is to create a beautiful book that pays tribute to a beautiful country and its people. I hope you'll find the results worth the wait.

In the meantime, have you seen Ninjai: The Little Ninja?

(Click the picture to go straight to the episodes.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Update and Artwork from Japan

First, I want to say thank you so much for all your submissions. It is way, way more than we expected, or could've anticipated. Our volunteers are finishing the second read through this weekend, and we all really appreciate your patience.

via @LouFreshwater, Immense paper cut tapestries by Tomoko Shioyasu

That's paper!

If you're in New York, you can see it in person between now and June 12th at Japan Society. From now until June 30th, 50% of admissions and tickets go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

That's a wrap.

Submissions are closed now, and we thought this would be a great way to say "thank you" to everyone for your beautiful work and generosity.

Children Full of Life -- Toshiro Kanamori instructs students in compassion and empathy in this documentary about a fourth grade class in Japan.

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Last day to submit

It's the last day for submissions, so if you've been working on something for the book, or have something that you've been planning on sending but haven't, get it emailed to us by midnight tonight, okay?

(Remember, written work should be pasted into the email, we aren't opening attached .doc files. Only art should be submitted as attachments.)

If you've sent a submission and haven't heard back yet, you should get  a response by next weekend.