As part of the writing residency, in April we’ll be publishing an anthology of a selection of Trust staff writing and we’d like your contributions!
No set theme or topic at this point, no specific form – in short no right and no wrong!
If you fancy having a scribble over the Festive period, then have a look at the prompts below and see if a poem, a short story, a thought or an anecdote emerges that you might offer up for inclusion in the anthology.
Why not have a go?
Email your writing (no longer than 1000 words) to [email protected] by 31 January 2024. Please write Anthology Callout in the subject line.
If you have any access barriers to submitting, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate.
Below are the titles of books. Choose a title from the 5 and use it as your own starting point to write around a new idea that comes to mind. Use the suggestions, let your mind run and create.
- The Dictionary of Lost Words
Why are the words lost? Lost in time? Lost from mind? Slipped through the cracks? Is there a character who is trying to find the words again? Make a list and write on into a short story or a poem.
- Beautiful World, Where Are You?
Draw a map. Write directions. Document landmarks. Create a travellers’ guide then describe a souvenir from a world of beauty, real or imagined.
- A Child In Time
Who? Where? Why? When?
- The Guest Cat
Write from the cat’s perspective. Where does it go? What does it see? Who does it belong to? Does it matter?
- The Core Of The Onion
A real one? A metaphorical onion core? A person? The heart of a problem? An essential ingredient? Tell us more!
OR maybe you’re sitting on a short piece of writing already finished which is looking for an audience? If so, then do think of sending it our way. We’d love to have a read!