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Bedtime Stories for the End of the World Poetry Commissions
Deadline: Fri 11 Dec 2020
Bedtime Stories for the End of the World is a podcast series examining the power of myth in a time of political, social and ecological crisis. Our second series will launch in Spring 2021 and we're looking for nine emerging poets to feature alongside lead poets including: Momtaza Mehri, Mona Arshi, Fiona Benson and Joe Dunthorne.

We want you to think about which myth, folk tale or fairy story you would save for future generations - protecting it from nuclear disaster, global apocalypse, or human forgetfulness. Why is it so important? What is its relevance today? How can rewriting it transform its meaning?

You will receive a paid commission to produce a 5-7 minute poem (or poem sequence) based on a myth of your choosing, to be broadcast during the new series. As part of this opportunity, you'll get to take part in a workshop and recording session with a lead artist, as well as receiving feedback on your work. There will also be the opportunity to participate in readings to promote the project.

Successful applicants will receive a £300 fee for the commission and for their time on the project. We especially encourage applications from under-represented groups, including from writers who are female, LGBTQ+, disabled, or from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Find out more here

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 11 December 2020

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