Longlist for Time and Tide

It’s a LONG Longlist, and it contains…

Adrienne Silcock

Alison Lock

Amanda Oosthuizen

Amelia Kyazze

Angel Warwick

Ann Reed

Anthony Hamilton

Ash Lim

Barbara Renel

Bernard Briggs

Carl Alexandersson

Carol Shea

Carolyn Robertson

Cathy Lennon

CB Droege

Chip Wilson-Child

Christine Ritchie

Cindy George

Claire Booker

Clare Burgess

David Bausor

David Douce

David Mathews

David McVey

Diana Powell

Eabhan Ni Shuileabhain

Elinor Brooks

Eliot Hudson

Elizabeth Hopkinson

Emily Bullock

Emma Lee

Eoghan Hughes

Fernanda Borges

Helen Chambers

Holland Magee

Holly Blades

Iain Jaeger

Ian Macartney

Jane Aldous

Jennifer Thomas

Jenny Mitchell

JN Nucifera

Jo Gale

Joanne Williams

John Chambers

John Richardson

Joshua Plack

Joy Howard

Julie Laing

Juliet Humphreys

Juliette Sebock

Karen Ankers

Karina Lutz

Kate Foley

Kathy Hopewell

Katy Darby

Kelly Davis

Kevan Taplin

Kilmeny MacMichael

Laura Besley

Laura Potts

Lesley Curwen

Linda McMullen

Lindsay Adam

Lizzie Parker

Louise Swingler

Lucy Grace

Lynn White

Malina Douglas

Mandy Macdonald

Mantz Yorke

Maria Kyle

Marka Rifat

Math Jones

Matt Barnard

Matthew Keeley

Megan McCaffrey

Melissa Davies

Michelle Penn

Moira Quinn

My Ly

Myrto Lida Zafeiridi

Natalie Gasper

Neil Brosnan

Neil Lawrence

Nerina Burke

Nick Westerman

Nicola Reed

Olivia Dawson

Paul Foy

Pauline Walker

Peter Kennedy

Peter Rafferty

Philip Hewitson

RESHMA RUIA

Richard Westcott

Rob Walton

Roppotucha Greenberg

Rosie Anderson

Ruth Aylett

Sara Elgerot

Sarah Evans

Sarah Tait

Savanna Evans

Sheila Lockhart

Simon Whitfield

Steven Jackson

Susan Cartwright-Smith

Terry Conway

Thomas Osatchoff

Thomas Tyrrell

Valerie Bence

Vanessa Owen

Vivien Jones

Congratulations everyone.

Solstice Shorts Time and Tide…

Submissions closed at midnight on Friday! Thank you  for the 192 entries. Let the long-listing commence…

time and tide posterised

Solstice Shorts – be quick

Here’s Marika Josef reading her poem, Still No Name from last year’s Solstice Shorts Anthology, Noon. As you can see, there is a book, and there are events, nearly six months after the festival. It’s not just about the shortest day of the year.

If you haven’t already sent us something there are only days left to submit… 21st June 23:59 BST.

MAX 2000 words, and make sure it’s to theme. (Time and Tide – historical, set by the sea, strong female characters)

Shuffle over to Submittable to get all the gen. You too might be reading in a brewery come this time next year.

The Tide is ebbing

Submissions for Time & Tide close on Friday. We’ve been going on about this for a week or so, and are getting tired of the sound of our own voices, so we aren’t going to remind you  (not here, anyway) again. Get your oar in the water and start paddling.

Historical, marine and riverine (is that a word?) theme, with strong female characters.

Stories and poems, ESPECIALLY stories, we’ve had a lot of poetry in: 2000 word limit, original, unpublished and in English, BSL, Portuguese, Scots Gaelic, Doric, or Welsh – with an English version for anything not in English.

Songs to theme in any language, send us a translation though, 5  min maximum, Original or Traditional – nothing that is someone else’s copyright. You, or someone you’ve organised to do it, needs to be able to perform at one of the venues: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Maryport, Holyhead, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon and possibly Brighton.

https://arachnepress.submittable.com/submit

 

To get you in the mood here’s video of Michelle Penn reading Ian Grosz’s poem Autumn Noon, from last year’s festival, Noon; performed at Brockley Max Festival at Brockley Brewery.

 

 

 

For NFFD Brockley Max does Solstice Shorts Stories

Today is National Flash Fiction Day, so we’re sharing some of our latest live flash fiction with you… scrooooll down!

Also several of Arachne’s authors are taking part in FlashFlood today

And we kick off our launch events for Story Cities (max 500 word flash stories about cities) at 10am this morning with a panel discussion from the editors all about getting the book together. Early birds, join us, it’s free (tickets)

The deadline for submitting to Time & Tide is nearly on us – get a move on! Music, Stories and Poetry set on or beside the coast or tidal rivers, with an historical slant. Yes we accept Flash!
via submittable by 23:59 BST on 21st June.

Ok, made you wait long enough…
Here are those flash fiction pieces from Noon that were read at Brockley Max this month, hosted by the very welcoming Brockley Brewery.

Marika Josef reads Toast Crumbs by Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier

 

A Vampire at Noon, by Patience Mackarness, also read by Marika

Up on the Roof, by Lily Peters read by Cherry Potts

Under the L, by Liam Hogan

Time is running out, like the tide

The deadline for sending us your wonderful sea and history themed short stories and poems (up to 2000 words) and film-poems and songs (up to 5 mins) is only a WEEK away. You have until 23:59 BST (that’s probably high tide somewhere) to deliver your cargo at the quay that is Submittable.Lots more info there.

Ok, that’s not a great metaphor, I’m sure you can do better, but if you don’t send it (weigh anchor, cast off, set sail…) we’ll never know!

Chosen work will be performed by actors/you at one or more of our sites on the shortest day of the year: 21st December. Performances will be live-streamed on Facebook (technology  permitting) and published in the Time & Tide anthology (texts only obvs.) for which we will pay royalties (tiny, probably, with lots of contributors, but it’s the principle)

We need warehouses full of stuff for this, as we have  seven or eight tidal venues so far…

Scotland: Aberdeen and Glasgow

Wales: Holyhead

England: Greenwich, Hastings, Maryport and possibly Brighton.

Portugal: Lisbon

Cast your work upon the waters…

In the meantime, here’s a video from our recent reprise of last year’s Noon extravaganza performed at Brockley Brewery as part of Brockley Max festival. Michelle Penn reads her poem Precarious.

Have you submitted to Time and Tide yet?

Time and Tide wait for no man, and no woman, neither. Summer Solstice approaches and with it the deadline for submissions to this year’s festival and anthology.

That’s the 21st June, people. One minute to midnight.

submit here

We are looking for an historical slant on life on, or by, the sea. and don’t forget that Time and Tide was the name of the Suffragette magazine, so we want to be overwhelmed by how cleverly you weave that in to your work. submit here

2000 words max no minimum. stories and poems.

Songs (original to the performer or traditional only) and poem films (film poems?) max five mins.

We want unusual voices, and we about diversity, so tell all your friends to get writing too, we need a lot of material, so don’t keep it to yourselves. submit here

We have sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Portugal. I know. Overseas. If you are a musician you need to be near one of the sites, everyone else, anywhere in the world.

loads more info and submit, here

To get you in the mood, here’s a video of a poem from last year’s Noon, being read last week at this year’s Brockley Max festival.

Laila Sumpton reads her poem, Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Brockley Brewery

Marika Josef reading at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon

Marika Josef reading her poem Still No Name at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon

Many thanks to Stephen Lawrence Gallery for hosting.

You can buy a copy of the book in any good bookshop or from us direct (and post free within UK) which makes us very happy.

The next launch is in Aberdeen at Blackwells at 5.30 on March 29th, organised by Intuitive Music Aberdeen

Stuart McKenzie reading at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon

Stuart McKenzie reading his poem After Hours at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon with much improved sound from the live streamed version

many thanks to Stephen Lawrence Gallery for hosting.

You can buy a copy of the book in any good bookshop or from us direct (and post free within UK) which makes us very happy.

The next launch is in Aberdeen at Blackwells at 5.30 on March 29th, organised by Intuitive Music Aberdeen

 

Clare Shaw reading at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon

Clare Shaw reading her story Veranda at the Greenwich Book Launch for Noon

many thanks to Stephen Lawrence Gallery for hosting.

You can buy a copy of the book in any good bookshop or from us direct (and post free within UK) which makes us very happy.

The next launch is in Aberdeen at Blackwells at 5.30 on March 29th, organised by Intuitive Music Aberdeen