Writers sought for collaborative art project

St Mary Redcliffe churchyard cr Judy DarleyFamiliar the area in Bristol known as Redcliffe? That place with the tower blocks, crimson caves and a remarkably beautiful parish church as grand as a cathedral?

Working with The Redcliffe Neighbourhood Development Forum and Dream of A Shadow, Future Way aims to engage the people of Redcliffe and the wider community of Bristol by using storytelling to challenge the way we view this section of the city.

You’re invited to submit a tiny story (split into 3-5 sections of 250-words max) with an immense goal, to re-imagine a corner of Bristol in collaboration with artists, architects and community groups. All genres are encouraged, writers of all experience levels are invited. Entry is free and there’s no limit on the number of entries you can submit.

Stories will be ‘tagged’ to locations within Redcliffe in 250-word sections, forming a series of fictional trails to be followed through the physical city. These tags can be scanned via QR codes, revealing a virtual fiction immersing the reader between realities in a format previously used by the Bristol Story Trail.

Due to the nature of the project, the brief is quite specific and submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • All entries must be set in the future Redcliffe area (how far is up to you)
  • All entries should be in 3-5 sections of 250 words (max) each, forming a trail through the area
  • Each section is planned to be tagged to a specific point within Redcliffe, i.e. a wall, lamppost, street, door etc.

The deadline for submissions is 12pm, Monday 20th April 2015.

Please submit your story together with suggested tag locations for each defined section (photographs would be ideal).

All entries must be submitted by email to livingfictionbristol@gmail.com

Winners will be announced on Monday 27 April 2015. Each selected author’s work will be featured in the Redcliffe Future Way Project and will appear in exhibitions later in the year.

Find out more @DoaSLiveFiction and bristolstorytrail.wordpress.com/future-way-call-for-submissions/