We All Sub Together!

We All Sub Together!

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Part protest, part art, part ritual outsporing of our collective desires. We're all sending our stories in to the world at once! The fourth (and final) of the free Mass Submission Project workshops.

Who

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Mathew Gostelow

When

Thu, 26 September 2024
07:00 pm

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Part protest, part art, part ritual outsporing of our collective desires and a demand to be heard. We're going to collectively submit our radical, rebellious stories to the same five mainstream publications (to be announced on the night).

We don’t necessarily expect anything to be published (yet! Cooeee future anthology maybe?!), but we are out to make a noise. Imagine 100 stories about climate justice all landing on a commissioning editors desk at once. 

There is so much more that stories can do. So we’re going to do it.

What we'll explore

  • Key basics of submitting a story to a lit mag, including reading the guidelines, cover letter, and tracking
  • The slubbing ethos. That's slutty subbing. Submit hard and wide! 
  • Press submit! Let's send hundreds of stories into the world at once

What You'll Get

A 60 minute interactive webinar and the lovely warm glow of the temporary utopia of collective imagining

Who You Are

  • A writer who wants to explore new ways of telling stories
  • A writer who wants to explore more about the importance, politics and power of stories
  • A writer who wants to participate in a communal creative project
  • A newbie or oldbie who wants to have some writing fun
  • Anyone! 

About the Writers' HQ Writing as Resistance Festival 

Supported by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Strathclyde

“A word after a word after a word is power” Margaret Atwood

Join Team WHQ, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), and a carefully curated team of incredible authors for a month of panels, workshops, write-alongs and events exploring stories, writing and creativity as radical, political and powerful.

During September, we’re taking a deep dive into the rebellious, subversive nature of creativity and what that means for you, an individual writer sitting in front of a laptop wishing things were better, and for all of us, a community of humans existing together in a world where change often feels impossible.

We’re going to wade deep into the transformative possibilities of fiction and how stories can open portals, sow seeds of change, or lob a well-timed literary Molotov in the jaws of the machine. Fuck yeah!

But! The WHQ Writing as Resistance Festival isn’t just about talking, we’re also doing. With a series of free guided workshops, we are challenging all of you to write a brand new story, but one that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And then we’ll end he month with a mass celebration during which we’ll send all our stories into the world at once.

The Mass Submission Project

Can stories change the world? Absolutely yes. Throughout the month, via a series of free workshops, we’re challenging you to write a story about climate justice that’s unlike anything you’ve written before. And at the end, we’re all going to submit those stories to the same five mainstream publications. Why are we doing this? Part protest, part art, part ritual outsporing of our collective desires and a demand to be heard. We don’t necessarily expect anything to be published (yet! Cooeee future anthology maybe?!), but we are out to make a noise. There is so much more that stories can do. So we’re going to do it.

Full details of the Writing As Resistance Festival can be found here >>

About your host / hosts

Mathew Gostelow

Mathew Gostelow (he/him) is a dad, husband, and author, living in Birmingham, UK. Some days he wakes early and writes strange tales. If you catch him staring into space, he is either thinking about Twin Peaks or cooked breakfasts. He is the author of two books: a collection of speculative stories entitled See My Breath Dance Ghostly (Alien Buddha Press) and Dantalion is a Quiet Place, a novella-in-flash to be released in 2025 (DarkWinter Lit). Mat has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Microfiction. You can find him on Twitter: @MatGost. Website https://weirding-words.blogspot.com/

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