The Morning Bell Issue #1 – Thank-you and What’s Next

The Morning Bell has come a long way since the beginning of this year. We’ve gathered a heap of great writing from authors around the globe and put it into a neat little book, been absolutely blown away by the responses we received and had a great time writing for the blog.

Initially, we thought we’d receive a few stories from friends and that would be it. But as the submissions started coming in, we were shocked that the majority of them were from people we’d never met – and most of them not from Australia. We still have no idea how the word spread so far, but we’re happy nonetheless.

Our cute little books.

Our launch party for our first issue was an absolute success. Rather than what we originally thought, that maybe our mums and a few friends would turn up, we were completely overwhelmed with the crowd that attended. We sold more books than we could have imagined, and had a great time talking with friends, family and fellow writers.

The Morning Bell team on launch night. 

So, for those who have been with us since the beginning, and anyone who has joined us along the way, thankyou for supporting The Morning Bell. Although there have been hiccups, and at times we’ve been almost drowning in work, we’re ecstatic to have come so far and invigorated to begin working on the next issue.

Submissions for our second issue will be opening soon, so keep an eye on our website and social media for exact dates. In the meantime, keep watching the blog for our weekly updates and featured writer columns (and don’t forget Ask Bridget!). We may have some more surprises in the near future, as well.

Remember, the blog is always open to guest posts. So, if you’ve got something you want to share, send it to us, and if we like it we’ll publish it.

Once again, thank-you to our supporters, contributors, friends, family and cats. 

The digital copy of The Morning Bell Issue #1 is available from our store for $6.