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Post A Story For Haiti

In the wake of the disastrous earthquake that has decimated Haiti, we wanted to do something to encourage people to donate to the massive relief efforts that are underway. So we started Post A Story For Haiti.

Below are links to a number of short stories. Their authors have posted these stories online to read, for free. You can read one or all of them, it’s up to you. More stories will be added as we are sent new links.

And if you enjoy the free stories and want to show your appreciation, please donate to a charity involved in the Haiti relief efforts. Here are a few examples:

Red Cross

These are just suggestions: feel free to donate to any of the other worthy organizations helping in Haiti.

If you do donate, please let us know, either by posting a comment below or emailing us privately. (Any information you give will NEVER be shared: we’d just like to know that these efforts are working.)

To have your work added to the list, please fill out this simple form.

Stories in English

(Alphabetically by author)

Sharla Anderson – Funeral Obsidere
Athena Andreadis – Contra Mundum
Megan Arkenberg – Panthanatos
Therese Arkenberg – The Family
Steve Barber – The Mission
Natania Barron – Castledeck and the Arabella
Samit Basu – Rocket Kumar
James Bennett – No Ball Games
Aditya Bidikar – What You Don’t Know can Still Hurt You
Christopher Blanchard – Scouts
Kody Boye – The Dog on Taylor Road
Brook Breazeale – Glitter and Crystals
Joely sue Burkhart – My Clockwork Heart
Adam Callaway – Reinforcing Chaos
Joyce Chng – The Tears Fall Down On Qing Ming
Jaleta Clegg – Making Legends
Shalanna Collins – The Truth About Hansel and Gretel
Neil Colquhoun – Untitled
Nathan Crowder – Masks: a de la Vega Mystery
Stephen Dedman – The Godfather Paradox
Julianne Draper – The Captain’s Merciful Death
Shaun Duke – Catnip Pete and the Suricata Symbol (Part One) | (Part Two)
Andy Duncan – Zora and the Zombie (2004 Nebula & Stoker nominee: set in 1930’s Haiti)
Robert C. Eccles – Uninsurable
Scott Edelman – Petrified (PDF download)
Victoria Elkin – Dandelion
G.D. Falksen – The Mask of Tezcatlipoca
Fabio Fernandes – Growing Love
Kaolin Fire – By the Dragon’s Tail
Chris Fletcher – Excerpt from Days of the Dust and Mirror
Nancy Fulda – In the Halls of the Sky Palace
Jaym Gates – Crash
Jasmine Giacomo – Anasazi: Last Lament
Gail Gray – The Ritual
Orinn Grey – Spiders
Melissa S. Green – Shark (takes place shortly after Cold.)
Nicola Griffith – Down the Path of the Sun “1st story I wrote: life after disaster”
Pijush Gupta – The Obituary
Colin Harvey – Above the Birds
Martin Heavisides – Taste Test
Patty G. Henderson – Through the Glass Deadly
Aaron Holland – Chess In Wonderland
Meredith Holmes – Saturday Night
K.T. Holt – Voidlight 1 & Voidlight 2
Nalo Hopkinson – Herbal
Alledria E Hurt – Respect the Roses
Larissa Ione – Bloodlust (WARNING: graphic erotic horror/fantasy; blood, sex, M/M content)
N.K. Jemisin – The Effluent Engine
Kelly Jennings – The Children of the Revolution
Oonah V Joslin – Good News
Brent Kellmer – Breaking Contact
Ahmed Farhan Khalid – My house on fire (poem)
Ahmed A. Khan – Minder
Nancy Kreml – Plat-Eye (children’s story)
Angela Kroeger – Judith and the Ghost of Amanda MacIntosh
Jay Lake – Not Much of a War
* Ahna Larsen – Preparing For Legends
Bart Leib – Selective Breeding
Martin Livings – Cause and Effect
Adam Lowe – Never a Change For Tradition
L. Lee Lowe – Watershed
Catherine Lundoff – Three Views of the Maiden in Peril
M-Brane SF magazine # 12 – Ergosphere (PDF download)
Elissa Malcohn – Prometheus Rebound (.pdf) and Variations for Four Hands
Linda Manning – Sneakers
Romeu Martins – Devilish Comedy
T.J. McIntyre – Ozymandias Revisted
Melissa Mead – Olive Branch
Michael Merriam – Secret
John “JAM” Arthur Miller – I. Paladin
mmSeason – The E.S.M
Sarah Monette – The Half-Sister
Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Maquech
Deirdre M. Murphy – Deep Dreams
Mo Needham – Alien Encounter
Ripley Patton – Heart of the Salamander
Rosanne Rabinowitz – Fugitive Spirit
Shruti Ravi – A Writer’s Life
Paula Ray – Java Joy
Graeme Reynolds – Picnic
Edward W. Robertson – Under a Harsh and Silent Sky
Marie Robertson – The Forbidden
Brandon L. Rucker – Mass Graves
Shruti Sharma – She and I
William Shunn – The Visitors At Wriggly Field
Matthew Sanborn Smith – About Face
Bryan Thomas Schmidt – Floater
Jennifer Stakes – The Glassy Roll of the Eye
Vaughan Stanger – String-Driven Thing
Anthea Strezze – Sacrifice
Suganya – In a City Named Serendipity
Judith Tarr – Classical Horses
Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In a Ship of Her Own Making
Jeff VanderMeer – The Great Lost Bat Expedition
Suzanne Vincent – I Speak the Master’s Will
Sarah Ann Watts – Made Up
M. Darusha Wehm – Chekhov’s Phaser
Martha Wells – Houses of the Dead
Edward Willett – Je Me Souviens
Liz Williams – A Glass of Shadow
Mark Wolf – The Strange Death of Dr. Love
William Wolford – Too Late For a Position Change
Madison Woods – Omnipotence
Mercedes M. Yardley – Life
*Jakub Zielinski – Always
Jeremy Zimmerman – Golden Apples

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Stories in Portuguese

(Alphabetically by author)

Alicia Azevedo – Na Nuca
Volmar Camargo – Quatro Horas (Poem)
Janaina Azevedo Corral – Pai Frango(Cartoon)
Roberto Denser – O Outro Lado do Espelho
Cirilo S. Lemos – O homem e o violão
Rafael Lupo – Last night on Earth
Romeu Martins – Espírito Animal
Rober Pinheiro – O 31o. Dia
Carlos Relva – Fora da ordem
Estevão Ribeiro – Os passarinhos(Cartoon)
Ana Cristina Rodrigues – Isabel e a roseira

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  1. […] My pals Kay and Bart at the Crossed Genres web zine have come up with an interesting way to help raise money for the Haiti earthquake relief effort. They are looking for creative people to post short stories for free, and are asking the rest of us to “pay” for that work by making donations to charities working in Haiti. If you have work you would like to offer, please register it here. […]

  2. […] the initiative hosted at Crossed Genres, as first reported by Cheryl Morgan here, I am participating in the “Post a Story for […]

  3. Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by Elissa_Malcohn: Post A Story For Haiti: @crossedgenres post free stories toward relief effort Via @CherylMorgan @jay_lake #fb #in…

  4. […] created a page on the CG website,, where we’re keeping a growing list of participants with links to their stories and art. […]

  5. […] 16 01 2010 Crossed Genres magazine is currently asking authors to Post a Story for Haiti. Below you will find my unpublished story “Ozymandias Revisited.” I hope you enjoy […]

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  7. […] story is posted online for free as part of Crossed Genres’ Post a Story for Haiti.  If you enjoy this story, please consider donating to one of the organizations working in the […]

  8. […] Post a Story for Haiti — Crossed Genres hosts a writerly fundraiser for Haiti. My piece is here: [ | LiveJournal ] […]

  9. My apologies – the correct URL for my short story is:

    and not my website.

  10. […] The website can be found HERE […]

  11. […] light of recent events in Haiti, I’m asking you a favor. My friends Bart Leib and Kay Holt at Crossed Genres have proposed that we offer free fiction in exchange for […]

  12. […] Posted by nathancrowder under Uncategorized Leave a Comment  The wonderful folks over at Crossed Genres (Bart Leib and Kay Holt) recently had a fabulous idea: free fiction posted by a bevy of speculative […]

  13. […] This works like that, only this time, if you enjoy my story (or any of the others over at the Crossed Genres) page, please donate to a charity involved in the Haiti relief efforts. Crossed Genres suggest some […]

  14. […] Genres is not collecting any money themselves, instead they are directing people who would like to contribute to donate directly to organizations such as the International Red […]

  15. […] I happen to know a few very talented fiction writers, and I’m delighted to see that the Story for Haiti page at Crossed Genres is filling up nicely. It includes contributions from, amongst others, Nicola […]

  16. […] Post a Story For Haiti has 59 listings now! Even better, we’ve gotten a number of confirmations for some donations made to charities helping Haiti. Huge, HUGE thanks to everyone who contributed in any way, and to those who helped the Haitian people through other means. Help will still be needed as time goes on, so let’s do our part to keep donations from lagging. […]

  17. I’d been meaning to donate to haiti-related causes and simply not spent the time, but I was reminded by this, and appreciate the stories.

  18. […] Deixe um comentário Ir para os comentários O site Crossed Genres começou uma bela iniciativa: contos para levantar fundos para o Haiti. Além dessa iniciativa, foi criado um fundo internacional não-religioso e a Apple também […]

  19. […] conto para ajudar – Isabel e a roseira Inspirado na iniciativa do site Crossed Genres, o FC e Afins começou uma roda de contos para auxiliar as vítimas do terremoto no […]

  20. […] 17, 2010 O blog FC e Afins, da Ana Cristina Rodrigues, inspirado numa iniciativa do Crossed Genres, criou uma iniciativa para ajudar o povo do […]

  21. […] pelo site Crossed Genres, o blog Ficção Científica e Afins, de Ana Cristina Rodrigues, criou uma iniciativa para ajudar […]

  22. […] The magazine Crossed Genres has started a program called “Post a Story for Haiti,” where writers post links for people to read their stories online, and ask that if you enjoy the free stories and want to show your appreciation, please donate to a charity involved in the Haiti relief efforts. You can see the list of stories at: […]

  23. […] My contribution is a story that I thought was aptly chosen. It is called “Life”.  If you would like to read other free stories or donate, you can do so here. […]

  24. […] heard through Cheryl Morgan’s blog about A Story for Haiti, a fundraising effort on behalf of the victims of the Port-au-Prince quake. Basically, a bunch of […]

  25. Kay,
    This is an extremely honorable mission for your your site. I am an avid reader of Athena Andreadis’ works. Since her interview and the posting of her stories here, I have been a frequent visitor getting fabulous exposure to other fine authors. After receiving the notification, I have chosen the Red Cross as my prefered charity of choice. Again, thank you for the opportunity to assist others less fortunate through this creative “Genre”

  26. mecat212,

    Thank you so much for donating!

    – Bart Leib, CG Editor

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  29. N.K. Jemisin’s story was fabulous; I’m looking forward to reading more of the stories. Have donated $50 to Partners in Health as thanks.

  30. […] ton more writers have contributed stories to Post a Story For Haiti, bringing the total to 113 contributions! That’s all FREE stories, poetry and artwork! Please […]

  31. […] Jemisin has posted a wonderful lesbian steampunk New Orleans story as part of the Crossed Genres fundraiser for Haiti. Check out "The Effluent Engine" and if you like it, please comment there and make a […]

  32. […] this story online as part of Crossed Genre’s Post a Story for Haiti initiative. Please click on the link and […]

  33. […] highlight of the week is Crossed Genres Post a Story for Haiti feature. Authors are posting short stories over at their website. If you enjoy the stories, […]

  34. I have published my story as an e-book on Amazon to raise more funds – all of my author proceeds ($0.35 per sale) will be given to the Red Cross Haiti relief appeal.
    I have given this site a good plug too.

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  37. […] addendum: Here are a couple other non-traditional sources seeking to support Haiti: Lactating women and Writers, over at Crossed Genres! […]

  38. […] Post a Story for Haiti. […]

  39. […] Effluent Engine, part of A Story for Haiti project N.J. Jeminsin (author of One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms) wrote this steampunk tale about […]

  40. […] Effluent Engine by N. K. Jemisin. This is part of A Story for Haiti effort — writers write, and if readers like the stories, rather than pay the writers, they […]

  41. […] any who missed the link the first time round, here it is (and watch out for my first ever short story, which I wrote when I was just 17!). […]

  42. […] You posted “The Effluent Engine” on your website as part of the A Story for Haiti project, but it was originally written for a lesbian steampunk anthology. Is that anthology still […]

  43. […] Genres is running a ‘donate for Haiti’ campaign by having SF/F authors link free stories to their site.  Contra Mundum originally appeared in […]

  44. […] “The Half-Sister” (which I just posted last week as part of Crossed Genres‘ Post A Story For Haiti fundraiser). And this story is about that, too. It is probably inspired, down at its roots, by being […]

  45. […] order to help get people to donate to the Haiti relief effort, Crossed Genres magazine is hosting a list of free short fiction online.  Check it out and read some stories, make a donation and/or post your own work. This entry was […]

  46. […] relief efforts in Haiti. All proceeds go to the Haiti Earthquake Appeal. It’s very similar to Post a Story For Haiti, except you get a wonderful printed book out of it! Please consider purchasing a copy to help with […]

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  48. […] order to help get people to donate to the Haiti relief effort, Crossed Genres magazine is hosting a list of free short fiction online.  Check it out and read some stories, make a donation and/or post your own […]

  49. […] am posting this story for Crossed Genre’s “Post A Story For Haiti” project. If you enjoy the story, great; if not, please consider donating by clicking the […]

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