In collaboration with if:book, The Society of Young Publishers and Spread the Word, CompletelyNovel.com is launching The 24 Hour Book, a groundbreaking project to challenge a group of writers to write a new story about London in just 24 hours.
The book will be written by a group of experienced writers working together using online collaboration tools around the clock between 10am on Saturday 3 October and 10am on Sunday 4 October.
On the Sunday, a group of volunteer editors and publishers will move in to make the story ready for publication.
As well as making the book available to read online, CompletelyNovel.com will link directly to Print-on-Demand printers to enable hard copies of the book to be available for its launch at 6pm on Monday 5 October.
Using the magic of the interweb you will also be able to follow and to contribute their ideas to the story online as it develops. There will be photos, tweets, videos, posts of extracts to the homepage and much more.
We would love for loads of writers from CompletelyNovel to get involved! Send an email to email@example.com if you are interested!
Based around a group of city centre allotments, the story will explore ideas of shared and private space and the real and imaginary barriers between a range of different city characters
The lead writer for The 24 Hour Book will be Kate Pullinger and writers participating will include Sarah Butler, Aoife Mannix, Dean Atta, Cath Drake, Ben Payne, Chris Meade, Toni Le Busque, Saradha Soobrayen and Shamim Azad. The final book will be published under a Creative Commons license and available to buy on CompletelyNovel.com.
Visit the 24hr Book homepage for more information.