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Submissions are NOW OPEN

Transformation Myths – for broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk

Deadline is Sunday 28 November 2021 at 23:59 GMT

 

‘What was before is left behind; what never was is now; and every passing moment is renewed’ – Ovid

Share your stories of change and transformation – real or imagined – as part of our Wolsey Writers autumn season: Metamorphoses by Ovid. We are inviting creative writers across Suffolk to contribute to a showcase of original work for broadcast on BBC Radio Suffolk in December 2021. This is a collaboration with the Jon Wright Show (@JournoJon). It’s free to submit.

All submissions should, in some way, be a response to the theme ‘Metamorphoses’ and meet either of the following criteria:

  1. Transformation Myth: A transformation myth set in Suffolk; it could be inspired by the natural world or a real location. 1,000 words max.
  2. 500 Freestyle: A piece of writing about change or transformation. Flash fiction, monologue, other prose forms (including non-fiction) and poetry are all eligible. 500 words max.

A curated selection of new writing will be chosen from the eligible submissions. All submissions must be made via email to katie@katieward.co.uk

Enjoy the creative process. Write what you love.

Instructions and Ts & Cs:

  • Put ‘BBC Suffolk Transformation Myths’ in the subject line of the email.
  • Include your full name (as you wish to be credited), the title of your work, and word count.
  • Include your contact phone number, address, and a 30 word bio about you, the writer.
  • Attach your submission as a Word file .doc or .docx (not pdf).
  • The submitted work must be entirely yours and not published anywhere else.
  • Remember that you are writing for broadcast on BBC local radio; your work may be edited e.g. for brevity. You will be consulted about significant edits.
  • After broadcast, a recording of your work will continue to be available on BBC Sounds.
  • The decisions of New Wolsey Theatre Creative Communities and BBC Radio Suffolk are final.
  • This free participation opportunity is open to creative writers who live and/or work in Suffolk UK. Minimum age 18+ years (or 16+ years with express written consent from a parent or guardian).
  • By submitting your writing, you are agreeing to the full Terms & Conditions above.
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