114% Funded


Target: €1100


€1,258 Raised


41 Funders

Abandoned Darlings Anthology

By Abandoned Darlings


THE ABANDONED DARLINGS is a writing collective that emerged from the NUIG MA in Writing class of 2011-2012. Our anthology (also called Abandoned Darlings), will be a showcase of writing from the 13 members of the group, many of whom have already had work published in established Irish and international journals. The writing spans a range of genres, from poetry to prose and non-fiction. This wide array of material reflects the diversity of experience, backgrounds and talents within the group which will make for an exciting collection of work.

The printed anthology, which is set to launch in late November 2012, will be guest edited by esteemed poet Moya Cannon. She will be selecting from submissions that have been produced by the group throughout the year.

The group organised a fundraiser in August which featured guest readers Kevin Higgins, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Gerry Hanberry and Pete Mullineaux. This shows the great local literary support for the project. The evening was a success, but we still need your help to get us the rest of the way towards achieving our goal.

We will be the 10th MA in Writing class to graduate from NUIG and we see the Abandoned Darlings anthology as a way of celebrating this. Previous MA groups have also successfully produced collections and we will be carrying on this great tradition.

The money raised through Fund it will go towards the cost of printing, promoting and distributing the anthology.

This is your opportunity to help launch the careers of the next generation of poets, playwrights and authors. Come join us, be part of this exciting publishing venture!

Best wishes,
The Abandoned Darlings.



Update after our First Week

The Abandoned Darlings Fundit campaign started just last Tuesday (Sept 25th) and we have received tremendous support from people. Amazingly, our project is already 72% funded with 794 euro raised!! At this point, we would like to send a big thanks to all the existing funders - as well as the anonymous contributors who are equally important but just a little bit shy :-) So, a big shout out of thanks to the following people (in no particular order): Jaymee Snow, Jeannine Jud, Dara O'Foghlu, Sarah O'Reilly, Abel Garcia Cortina, Bonnie Ditlevsen, Ann Caffrey, Samuel Stavinoha, Muireann Murphy, Una King, Phyllis O'Dwyer, Karen Brown, Jennifer Caffrey, Michelle Duggan, Julia Wallace, Angela Hamilton Vaughan, Cindy Tochterman. Best regards, The Abandoned Darlings

funders (41)

There are 35 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project