Tymes goe by Turnes crowdfund 24 hours left…

Greetings. we have just about 24 hours left of our crowdfund.. to raise money for Solstice Shorts 2020, Tymes Goe by Turnes.

Just a reminder of what is on offer…

bespoke poems from Laila Sumpton

writer coaching sessions with Neil Lawrence

writing critiques from Cherry Potts

hand-collected flower seeds from Jane Aldous too late its gone!

a hand-made suncatcher from Patience Mackarness too late its gone!

TICKETS for the festival including a pay it forward where you buy a ticket for you and a ticket for a stranger,

the usual badges and t-shirts and books (of course);

 

previous solstice shorts titles
this year’s anthology

CD of music from singer songwriter Kevan Taplin, who is a regular performer with Solstice Shorts

CD from Kevan Taplin

prints from cover designer Kevin Threlfall

a hand-crocheted shawl from Karen Ankers

So plenty to choose from! Help us get the festival up and running: back us here

Solstice Shorts Crowdfund: one of the earlier Solstice Shorts Books

A simple crowdfund reward, this: One of the earlier SolShorts books

Pledge for any one of the existing Solstice Shorts Festival books: Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time; Shortest Day, Longest Night; Dusk; Noon; Time and Tide.

of course, you can buy these direct from us, but if we hit our target on the crowdfund, we get match funding, so it’s worth doing it through the crowdfund!

Estimated delivery: 1st Nov 2020

Select reward £10

 

Solstice Shorts Crowdfund: Full set of Solstice Shorts Books

This is the seventh year we’ve held the Solstice Shorts Festival, so one of the rewards for the crowd fund is a full set of the five earlier SolShorts books (one book combines 2 years of material)

Pledge for a complete set of the existing Solstice Shorts Festival books: Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time; Shortest Day, Longest Night; Dusk; Noon; Time and Tide.

of cpurse, yuou can buy these direct from us, but if we hit our target on the crowdfund, we get match funding, so it’s worth doing it through the crowdfund!

Estimated delivery: 1st Nov 2020

Select reward £50 or more

Tymes goe by Turnes crowdfund

Greetings. Happy Autumn Equinox…it’s the last day of summer, which turns our minds to Solstice Shorts 2020, Tymes Goe by Turnes  for which we are crowdfunding.

I know. I hate crowdfunding, its a stressful thing to have to do, apart from hearing from all the lovely authors who offer us wonderful rewards to make the whole process more personal.

most of the authors…

We couldn’t actually use all of the offered rewards because Covid restrictions would make it too difficult to have a weekend away in a beautiful Cornish cottage for the Solstice, courtesy of Jackie Taylor, and on balance we decided that maybe it’s not a great idea to offer cake either for similar reasons. (If you are desperate for one of our home-made cakes, we can come to an arrangement…)

We do however have: TICKETS for the festival including a pay it forward where you buy a ticket for you and a ticket for a stranger,

the usual badges and t-shirts and books (of course);

prints from cover designer Kevin Threlfall

hand-collected flower seeds from Jane Aldous

a hand-made suncatcher from Patience Mackarness

a hand-crocheted shawl from Karen Ankers

bespoke poems from Laila Sumpton

writer coaching sessions with Neil Lawrence

writing critiques from Cherry Potts

 

and (when we’ve sorted out exactly what and how much and how many) bespoke flash fiction from Margaret Compton – watch this space).

So plenty to choose from! Help us get the festival up and running: back us here

We will be posting details of the rewards over the next couple of weeks, and teasers for the festival between now and December to remind you what’s happening!

 

Writers’ crowdfund reward for Time and Tide

Crowdfund countdown: 6 days to go…

We know that a lot of the people who read our blog, follow our tweets, sign up to our newsletter or turn up to our events are writers – they may be published by us, or by someone else or they may not be published yet, but they are writers.

This one’s for you.

Get a critique of your fiction: up to 2000 words critiqued by Cherry Potts: author, editor, creative writing tutor and founder of Solstice Shorts Festival. (by email only) for £30 – if you want a longer piece critiqued, pay more! but £30 per 2000 words. Cherry doesn’t pull her punches, you’ll get an honest opinion. Some would say that’s worth rubis and gold dubloons and pearls and… wait a minute, who let that pirate in here?

(Picture above is from our advice-for-writers handmade-book, Allow Your Pen to Lead the Way, we’ve sold out of this on the crowd fund but you get the idea.)

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get your work critiqued, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

crowd fund rewards for Time and Tide – books

Crowdfund countdown: 9 days to go…

AND SOME NEWS: Kickstarter have given us one of their ‘projects we love’ badges. Isn’t that lovely!

Now then, back to business. Books. Of Course. But not just any books – these are Solstice books – obsessed with time, the turning of the earth, and the changing of the seasons. Stories and poems for the dark time of year.

Support our crowdfund for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide  by buying one of the previous anthologies:

2014 – Solstice Shorts: Sixteen stories about TIME

2015/16 – Shortest Day, Longest Night

2017 Dusk

2018 Noon

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get one of these lovely books, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

 

Crowdfund rewards- time and tide tickets

Crowdfund countdown: 10 days to go…

Ticketing an event that happens in four countries, seven towns and at different times of day and length of event, in a wild variety of venues… is quite a challenge. So we have decided to make all audience contributions voluntary, with a suggested £3 guide price. This won’t cover the costs, but it will help, and leave people enough cash to buy a book or three.

As part of the crowdfund you can buy yourself a ticket, or buy one for a stranger.

We have a straightforward £3 ticket for you, a pay it forward £3 ticket for a stranger, or a £6 supporter ticket which buys you a ticket, and buys a ticket for a stranger. When we get that far, we’ll ask you which venue your ticket is for.

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get a ticket for the event, for you, and/or for a stranger, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

Neat Feet for Time and Tide – Crowd Fund reward!

Crowdfund countdown: 11 days to go…

She Wears Sea Shells on the Sea Shore…

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get these amazing sandals, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

Size UK 5 1/2. Decorated by shell enthusiast, author, and Time and Tide organiser (Hastings) Joan Taylor-Rowan, these shoes match the dazzling mermaid crown we posted about earlier – so if, like Cinderella your foot fits, you could get both! (I particularly like the seaglass on the right foot.) FRAGILE – for fancy dress parties and dressing up boxes only! These sandals have been worn, by Joan, at just such a party, so are priced extremely competitively.

Limited Edition photos – crowd fund reward for Time and Tide

Crowdfund countdown: 12 days to go…

I can’t stress how important it is that we get this crowdfund to fruition. Without 10% minimum match funding our Arts Council application will fail, and we wil be royally up the creek without paddle, sail or swan to pull us along.

We’ve tried to be imaginative and to tickle your fancy with our crowdfund rewards. Our organisers, in particular, have been very generous with their time and skills. Here’s another one!

These are from Clydebank organiser, Julie Laing.

Limited edition photographs from the site that inspired Julie to get involved in Time and Tide.

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get one of these amazing photos, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

Unique handstitched Crowd fund reward for Time and Tide

Crowdfund countdown: 13 days to go…

backed and lined in deep plum velvet-style material (it’s not quite velvet, heavier, looser, but I don’t know what it is called!),

a book cover/ ipad cover type of thing, luxurious, very silly and handmade by chief Arachne editor and Solstice Shorts founder, Cherry Potts. Would make a great solstice present.

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get this amazing hand made item, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!