Today we are putting a call out for submissions for the sixth instalment of our creative writing series, Letters to… In celebration of International Women’s Day, Stellar Quines would like you to write a letter to women of the future.
You may have a woman in mind you want to write to, or maybe you want to write a letter to future generations of women. You could be inspired by the formidable Greta Thunberg’s call to arms, or perhaps want to share some words of wisdom you wish someone had shared with you when you were growing up. Bear in mind the film will be released on International Women’s Day, although inspiration could come from anywhere.
Letters can be from 1 word to 500 words for the fifth instalment of our Letters To… series where we select one letter, film it with a professional actor and share it with the world.
The deadline is Thursday 20th February at noon so get writing!
We had a tremendous response to our five 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.
What do I have to do?
Write a letter to women of the future.
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 create something 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 Coven
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?
Thursday 20th February at noon.
How do I submit?
Submit your letter in a word doc. or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org, including information on:
- Your name
- Contact information
- Include our Equalities Monitoring Form with your application
Alternatively you can send an audio recording to the email address. 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?
Rosie from Stellar Quines will select one letter that she finds 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 Associate Shilpa T-Hyland and filmed. The film will be shared online (on Stellar Quines’ website and social media) on International Women’s Day 2020.
You can contact our Creative Learning Associate Rosie by email on email@example.com