call out for stories and poems for Peace anthology

Call out for stories and poems for an anthology celebrating the centenary of the end of WWI. Publication planned for Nov 2018.

Provisional Title An Outbreak of Peace.

Two free copies of the anthology, and royalties @ 8% divided between all the contributors. e-book royalties @25% of net divided between all contributors.

Open to everyone – unpublished and in English please.
Stories: around 2000 words but anything between 1000 and 2500 accepted.
Poems up to 1000 words.

How you respond to this theme is up to you, and it doesn’t need to be specific to WWI, but we find nothing to celebrate in war, and want a good balance for the book between appropriate commemoration of the dead, relief that it’s over and hope for the future.

Submit via Submittable only, please

Closing date 31st March 2018

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Armistice Tales

Jobno 1274745 Armistice talesA6To celebrate National Short Story Week we are hosting a free live literature event at London’s first co-operatively owned pub, The Ivy House. A beautiful traditional pub building.

As NSSW coincides with the week that Remembrance day falls, we will be reading stories of war, peace and remembering.

Join Liam Hogan, Cherry Potts, Emily Bullock, Nicolas Ridley (Who also writes as Nichol Wilmor)  and Joan Taylor-Rowan, for an interactive evening of  live literature – think folk club with books. The audience is invited to contribute 100 word on-theme flash fiction in the flash from the floor spot. Books sales in the interval – free ‘Books are my Bag‘ bags to haul away all your demob souvenirs (that’s books in case you are wondering).

Possibility of a ‘work in progress’ spot for a brave author who would like to try out a fresh piece of on-theme writing on an audience. if you are interested in this slot, or in being an invited author at this or a future event, get in touch.

This is the second of two booked events at the Ivy House, if it goes well, it could become a regular fixture. Come along and support the first community owned pub in London, and live literature!

Wednesday 13th November 7:30 for 8, gun carriages at 10.

The Ivy House
40 Stuart Road
Nunhead
SE15 3BE