CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS – Letters To… the Woman in Charge.

Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the third in our creative writing series Letters to. Just in time for International Women’s Day, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to a woman in charge.

Who is the first woman who springs to your mind?
How do you feel about them?
Do you feel angry with them?
Grateful to them?

Whether it is your boss, Nicola Sturgeon, or yourself, we would like you to write a letter anywhere from 1 word to 1000 words for the third instalment of our Letters To… series where we select one letter, film it with a professional actor and share it with the world.

We had a tremendous response to our two previous call outs – please share this with anyone you know who might be interested. We welcome applications from people of any gender identity, from anywhere in the world.

Submissions close 6 February at noon and the film will be launched on 8 March.

Submissions are now closed.


What do I have to do?

Write a letter to the woman in charge.
Write a letter designed to be read aloud, by one person.

What kind of thing are you looking for?

Your letter can take any style you like. You may want to keep things simple or making things sound more poetic. You may want to rant, or it may take the form of a love letter. The choice is yours.

For inspiration, click here to watch our latest film, Letters To… My Period.

I’ve never written anything like this before, can I enter?

Yes absolutely. We would love to get letters from people who’ve never written before. Letters to… is open to everyone from anywhere.

When is the deadline?

February 6th at noon.

How do I submit?

Submit your letter on our online form

Alternatively you can send an audio recording to . Don’t worry about the quality of your performance. We’re interested in what you’re saying, not how you’re saying it.
Or send a written letter to: Letters to…, Stellar Quines, 30B Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX.

What happens once I submit?

Jemima and Erin from Stellar Quines will select one letter that we find particularly interesting or inspiring. We will email everyone who submitted to let you know if your letter has been selected or not. The letter will be performed by a professional actor, directed by Stellar Quines’ Artistic Director Jemima Levick and filmed. The film will be shared online (on Stellar Quines’ website and social media) on March 8th 2019 (International Women’s Day!).
You can read the full submission terms here Letters to submission terms.

Any questions?

You can contact our Company Administrator Erin by email on