WONDER- FAQ for writers
This blog is for writers who are interested in submitting short stories for our immersive live lit cabaret at Revelation, Ashford, Kent in March 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In brief: submit your short story on the theme of WONDER, no more than 1500 words, in a word doc with your name and the title of the story on each page. Please make sure you are free to attend the show dates (it'll be either 21/22 March 2019)- we don't feature stories with the writer present. The deadline is midnight 14th February 2020.
WHAT KIND OF STORIES DO YOU WANT?
Stories for adults (we're not looking for stories specifically written for children), but we welcome all styles/genres and try to programme with variety in mind
HOW SHORT IS “SHORT”?
We accept stories of around 1500 words but we are very happy with shorter.
HOW DO I SUBMIT A STORY?
Email us your short story - we give a preference to Kent writers, so please let us know if you have an association with Kent.
PLEASE SUBMIT in a word doc, or if you don’t have word, in the body of your email. Please make sure the title of your story and your name is on every page.These things are very helpful, especially when we are receiving a lot of submissions.
ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED, THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
We programme each evening with balance in mind, and will contact you by mail to let you know if your story has been chosen as soon as possible after the deadline. If your story is chosen, we would like you to be there, the audience loves to meet the writer, and it is useful (so we’re told by our writers) to hear your text read out loud.
WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND ON THE NIGHT?
Once we have chosen please confirm that you can attend, we do not read stories without the writer present, although we understand that circumstances sometimes mean you can’t attend and we will try to use your story at another time (although this isn’t always possible)
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE NIGHT?
There will be a complimentary ticket for you on the door in your name for you to collect, when you get here, please come and say hello so we know who you are! Then sit back, relax, listen to the pre-show music, and enjoy hearing your story read to an appreciative audience. We will introduce you by name before your story is read so people can give you your well deserved round of applause. We’ll make you a handmade book of your story as a souvenir!
HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?
For all enquiries for the show please contact Gareth at firstname.lastname@example.org