Time and Tide Shortlisted Poetry Films, and Songs

The last bit of the shortlisting for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019 Time and Tide is done.

Our singer/songwriters are

Kevan Taplin
Chip Wilson-Child
Kathy Hopewell
Fiona and Gorwel Owen
Nicola Reed
John Chambers

We’ve got some really lovely material to choose from here.

Our poetry/film writer/directors are
Julie Laing
Philip Hewitson and Susan Cartwight-Smith

Musicians, if chosen, will perform at their closest venue, films may, potentially, be shown anywhere, provided we can work out the logistics.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for your patience.

Fiction Shortlist for Time and Tide

Here we go!

the fiction shortlist for this years Solstice Shorts Festival ,Time and Tide is

(drum roll)

Barbara Renel
Cathy Lennon
CB Droege
Cindy George
Diana Powell
Elizabeth Hopkinson
Emily Bullock
Eoghan Hughes
Holland Magee
Juliet Humphreys
Kilmeny MacMichael
Linda McMullen
Maria Kyle
Matthew Keeley
Neil Lawrence
Paul Foy
Pauline Walker
Rob Walton
Roppotucha Greenberg
Sheila Lockhart

Congratulations everyone.

POETRY Shortlist for Time And Tide

Congratulations to shortlisted Poets:

Alison Lock
Angel Warwick
Carl Alexandersson
Christine Ritchie
Claire Booker
Elinor Brooks
Eliot Hudson
Emma Lee
Holly Blades
Iain Jaeger
Ian Macartney
Ivonne Piper
Jane Aldous
Jenny Mitchell
Jn Nucifera
Jo Gale
John Richardson
Joy Howard
Julie Laing
Juliette Sebock
Kate Foley
Laura Potts
Lizzie Parker
Lynn White
Mandy Macdonald
Math Jones
Melissa Davies
Michelle Penn
Ness Owen
Nick Westerman
Olivia Dawson
Reshma Ruia
Sara Elgerot
Sarah Tait
Savanna Evans
Simon Whitfield
Steven Jackson
Terry Conway
Thomas Osatchoff
Thomas Tyrrell
Valerie Bence
Vivien Jones

It’s still quite a long list! but we do have several sites to accommodate. If you sent more than one poem we will be in touch individually to let you know which has been shortlisted.

We are still working on the stories, and hope to have them shortlisted by the weekend.

The next stage is for the individual organisers to choose which pieces they want performed at their site, across 4 countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Portugal.

 

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.

 

 

 

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

Solstice approaches

In 12 days the Summer Solstice occurs, and with it the close of Submissions for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide, which will be held on December 21st 2019.

Heading to the coast, and to tidal rivers, we are looking for stories poems and songs with an historical ring to them, from writers anywhere in the world. We are looking for live music too, traditional or original – no cover versions! But if you want to sing or play you need to be local to one of our sites, which are…

Aberdeen, Maryport, Holyhead, Greenwich, Hastings, Lisbon (Portugal) and possibly Brighton.

If you are thinking aww, why isn’t there anywhere near me, and you are willing to do the organising (find a venue on the coast or a tidal river, and readers, and publicise the jolly roger out of it), get in touch!

Currently we have LOADS of poems, and hardly any stories, so get a shuffle on short story writers.

We want stories that engage with the sea, in an historical way. so pirates (if you must!), merchant ships, silver darlings, migration, dock workers and ship builders, that sort of thing, but before it turns too macho, remember that the Suffragette magazine was called Time and Tide (because they wait for no man).

We are keen to include stories (in particular) from BAME writers, women, writers with disabilities (esp Deaf writers – you can send BSL video), LGBT writers.

we will also accept works (provided they come with a translation) in Portuguese, Scots Gaelic, Doric and Welsh.

You don’t have long left – Time and Tide won’t wait… via submittable only, where you will find LOTS more info.

https://arachnepress.submittable.com/submit

In the meantime, here’s a video of one of the poems from last year’s NOON, read last week in the delightful Brockley Brewery, for the Brockley Max Festival, Michelle Penn reading Mandy Macdonald’s Arthur Streeton Advises his Students.