Skywriters Project Inland NSW & ACT: last call out to all Writers and Skylovers

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Creative writers and aspiring writers are invited to submit skystories* about their own or other people’s relationships with celestial phenomena.

Last Call Deadline: Thursday 31 January 2019

The Skywriters Project‘s first anthology will be published in 2019 as a royalty title in print and eBook formats (pdf, ePub and Kindle versions). It will be distributed under a global license held by our publisher, Interactive Publications Pty Ltd (IP).

We’re looking for stories that link land and sky in fresh ways to evoke a strong sense-of-place and new imaginings of humanity’s past, present and possible future relationships with Planet Earth and its moon, with other planets, with stars, gas clouds and the space between them in our own or other universes, and/or with extra-terrestrial lifeforms.

We will consider poetry and works in any prose genre suitable for a general readership, including literary fiction and non-fiction, memoir, sci-fi, and speculative fiction. All submissions must be in English and, at this stage, the limit is 3,000 words.

Submitted works will be blind-selected by three curating editors:

  • Dr Suzie Gibson, a Senior Lecturer in English at Charles Sturt University’s School of Humanities and Social Science, Bathurst.
  • Val Clark from the Outback Writers Centre, Dubbo.
  • Gai Lander, a lover of literature from Grenfell — with the project’s managing editor and Big Skies Collaborator, Dr Merrill Findlay.

Skywriters registration forms:

*Skystories should be as experienced from within the fuzzy borders of the region we’ve defined as the 700 Kilometre Array (700KA) of inland New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

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