Come on writers, you’ve got two days left to send in something wintery for The Story Sessions deadline 4th January. If you need some inspiration have a look at the videos from Solstice Shorts. Story or poem under 2000 words. Must be to theme.
We have a small budget for travel expenses so you can get to us to read on Wednesday 18th January 7pm, at The Brockley Deli 14a Brockley Cross SE4 1BE
We video/ audio record the performances so that there is a (small) chance of world-wide reknown, not just the SE London crowd who turn up on the night, and its an opportunity to give your calling card to us as publishers. We have a resident actor to read for you if it’s too far for you to come, although we only do a maximum of 2 stories/poems that way.
Submit via Submittable
Your final warning, as Hallowe’en settles into full darkness and all the little witches and ghoulies come prancing to your door in the hope something unsuitable to eat…
YOU HAVE ONLY SIX HOURS LEFT TO SUBMIT YOUR TIME STORY TO SOLSTICE SHORTS FESTIVAL SHORT STORY COMPETITION.
Ok, you can go and answer the door now.
TWELVE AND A HALF hours to go. and thanks to 31 incredibly generous backers, and some equally generous supporters giving their time and skills for free, we are at £977.50 … we only need £22.50 to hit that target.
That would take:
12 liars badges
5 supporters badges
3 sets of Devilskein badges
2 T-shirts, or 2 signed copies of Devilskein & Dearlove, or Mosaic of Air, or 2 VIP invitations to the launch of The Other Side of Sleep.
1 read-aloud workshop, or 1 professional story edit, or 1 bespoke flash fiction, or 1 hand-lettered poem.
Of course you can have ALL of those and more, but only if you press the button before 23:59 tonight, any later and the coach turns back into a pumpkin.So be our fairy godmother, and we can all go to the ball!
Arthur Rackham Illustration from Cinderella
(Now there’s a story that hinges on time…)
We’ve only had a very few 100 word stories proffered so far, so you have an excellent chance of being read and possibly winning, you have until 5pm GMT today. So those of you who need a deadline, you’ve got it. It’s just a bit of fun, so we aren’t expecting vast numbers, but have a go! Stand up for the short story!
The theme is November, and the length must be EXACTLY 100 words (be warned: MSWord word count counts things like hyphens as a word, we don’t.) You can have a title as extra provided it isn’t one of those that lasts a paragraph!
Voting will start as soon after 5pm as I can get the stories up on the site, and last til GMT on Sunday 17th November. Stories will be anonymous until the voting closes, when I will add writers names.
Pen, laptop or tablet at the ready? Go!