Call for Submissions #8 – There Is No Theme

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We want your words again.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length. We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. These will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of December. 

The theme for the eigth podcast is There Is No Theme.

Please interpret this in any way you like.

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Lies, Dreaming #6 – Iceland

We are delighted to launch our sixth podcast on the theme of “Iceland”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Android users should click here instead. Any positive ratings or reviews left on iTunes greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, here is a rundown of our contributors for this podcast:

Roddy Shippin is a writer from Edinburgh. Words of his have featured in the pages of such publications as Gutter, Magma and Poetry Scotland – he didn’t even have to staple them in himself, which he takes as a good sign. He’s also featured at events such as Loud Poets, Shore Poets, TenRed and Rally & Broad.

He helps run the monthly Edinburgh poetry night Blind Poetics, as well as contributing to Poets Against Humanity – a periodic desecration of all things verse. He has also served as poetry editor for Valve Journal.

Once, he managed to live-stream snooker at work for an entire afternoon without anyone cottoning on – his professional life has thus almost-certainly peaked.

He recommends Iceland as a place to go, as you can probably tell from his poem. The hot dogs are pretty good – if less immediately impressive than the glaciers.

By day Katharine Macfarlane is a librarian, sharing stories and songs with children of all ages. At night she reads poems to grown ups. Her poetry is rooted in the landscape and history of the west of Scotland and draws inspiration from traditional Scottish stories and songs alongside myths and legends from the wider Celtic and Norse world. A regular performer at spoken word events across west and central Scotland her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and The Grind on Castle FM and has appeared in The Grind Journal and the Write Angle and [untitled] magazine. She is currently the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Slam Champion.

Stephen Barnaby was raised by stoats and taught to communicate entirely through fifty snuffly, grunty noises, which he has successfully and randomly rearranged into two pamphlets, Self Loathing Ostrich Tragedy and It was Happy Hour at the Nutty Nun. He has worked hard at expanding his repertoire, culminating in last year’s naked appearance in the video for ‘Wrecking Ball’. He insists, though, that he is emphatically not the plaything of an industry hell-bent on sexually objectifying bespectacled grey-haired men in their mid-forties. He can be contacted by leaving breadcrumbs in woodland clearings and hiding behind a tree.

Stephen Watt is a poet and performer from Dumbarton whose titles include ‘Spit’ (2012) and ‘Optograms’ (2016). Stephen is the previous winner of the Poetry Rivals slam, the StAnza Digital Poetry slam, Tartan Treasures award winner, and the Hughie Healy memorial trophy. A new gothic EP under the project title Neon Poltergeist is earmarked for Hallowe’en 2016.

Bo Mansell is in the habit of writing poetry when overwhelmed by things, particularly the natural world, even the wild flowers growing through the cracks of dereliction in forgotten corners of Glasgow.

Suky Goodfellow concocts punk nightmares seeping out of Edinburgh. Not to be confused with the imaginary giraffe of the same name.

Max Scratchmann is one half of the Poetry Circus as well as being an illustrator, writer and performer. He was a big hit at the Edinburgh Festival with his one-man-show, Moving Pictures, and was one of the four Inky Fingers’ Poets on a Bus at the Edinburgh History Festival. He is a co-founder of FREAK Circus magazine and lives in Edinburgh in a depressingly cat-free household.

Call for Submissions #7 – The Language of Business

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We want your words again.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length. We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. These will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of October. 

The theme for the seventh podcast is The Language of Business.

Please interpret this in any way you like.

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Lies, Dreaming #5 – Do You Want Fries With That? pt.2

We are delighted to launch our fifth podcast on the theme of “Do You Want Fries With That?”. Here is the second and final part from that theme. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Android users should click here instead. Any positive ratings or reviews left on iTunes greatly appreciated.

A second instalment of spoken word based on this theme will be online in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, here is a rundown of our contributors for this podcast:

Ian Richardson has been reading books and comics for years  which prepared him to deal with what he perceives as the random depths of the One Show. He is extremely happy that several of his written pieces have been published recently but still suffers from stage fright when he goes to perform them. Ian still enjoys writing bios in the third person, has given up drinking coffee late at night and sleeps more than he used to. You can find him here@IanRich10562022

Michael McGill is an Edinburgh-based performer who has appeared at Inky Fingers, Blind Poetics, The Accelerator and Last Monday at Rio.  He has also appeared as part of Big Word Performance Poetry and on The Verb on BBC Radio 3.  Recently, he has had work published in RAUM, New Walk, The Haiku Quarterly and on The Open Mouse and Hot Tub Astronaut websites.

Stephen Barnaby was raised by stoats and taught to communicate entirely through fifty snuffly, grunty noises, which he has successfully and randomly rearranged into two pamphlets, Self Loathing Ostrich Tragedy and It was Happy Hour at the Nutty Nun. He has worked hard at expanding his repertoire, culminating in last year’s naked appearances in the videos for ‘Wrecking Ball’ and ‘Blurred Lines.’ He insists, though, that he is emphatically not the plaything of an industry hell-bent on sexually objectifying bespectacled grey-haired men in their mid-forties. He can be contacted by leaving breadcrumbs in woodland clearings and hiding behind a tree.

Jenna Burns is an English Literature undergraduate at the University of Glasgow. She aspires to be an inspiring storyteller via page and screen. She also dreams of living in London and owning a cat- whichever comes first. She tweets under @Jenna_221b and blogs over at jenna221b.tumblr.com.

 

Lies, Dreaming #5 – Do You Want Fries With That? pt.1

We are delighted to launch our fifth podcast on the theme of “Do You Want Fries With That?”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Android users should click here instead. Any positive ratings or reviews left on iTunes greatly appreciated.

A second installment of spoken word based on this theme will be online in a couple of weeks. eanwhile, here is a rundown of our contributors for this podcast:

Lisa Fields: Lisa, just Lisa

Frederick “Freddie” Alexander is a writer and events organiser based in Edinburgh. Since 2013 he has been an organiser and host of the Inky Fingers Open Mic night, and has been an organiser of the University of Edinburgh Soapbox Open Mic. In 2014 he coordinated and hosted the second National UK University Poetry Slam. Having graduated in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh, he has begun working as a freelance writer, and has helped write op-eds with Katie Ailes and Claire Askew. He will be the Broadway Baby Spoken Word features columnist for the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, 2016. Freddie has further interests in artistic entrepreneurship, and has hosted panel discussions and workshops with Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Dan Stathers’ debut poetry collection The Ink Cartridge Just Ran Out isn’t available any time soon. His poetry has been published in Yeah, Yeah, Whatever and most recently in But Am I Bothered. He’s a firm believer in the tropical fruit drink, Um Bongo, and a huge fan of Mike Priest.

Kevin Cadwallender lives in Edinburgh. He works as a Commissioning Editor for Red Squirrel Press. He was runner up in the BBC Slam at the Edinburgh Fringe and was Scottish National Slam Champion in 2012. He presented and organised the BBC Slam in 2014. Nominated for a Raymond Williams Community Publishing Award for his book ‘Voyages’ and shortlisted for a Sony Radio Award for the radio version of this broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He runs Tenred a poetry/prose/music night in Edinburgh.

 

Call for Submissions #6 – Iceland

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We want your words again.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you making noises; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length. We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. These will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of August.

The theme for the sixth podcast is Iceland.

Please interpret this in any way you like.

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

Call for Submissions #5

 

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We want your words.

When we say ‘words’ we want anything that involves you speaking words; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length. We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. These will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 30th of June, HOWEVER:

If we receive enough submissions to make a podcast before the 30th of June we will close the submission window early and not accept any more recordings.

The theme for the fifth podcast is DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT?

Please interpret this in any way you like.

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.

 

Lies, Dreaming #4 – The One Show

We are delighted to launch our fourth podcast on the theme of “The One Show”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast via iTunes. Android users should click here instead.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Ian Richardson has been reading books and comics for years  which prepared him to deal with what he perceives as the random depths of the One Show. He is extremely happy that several of his written pieces have been published recently but still suffers from stage fright when he goes to perform them. Ian still enjoys writing bios in the third person, has given up drinking coffee late at night and sleeps more than he used to. You can find him here @IanRich10562022

Emily Elver writes poems and stories. She is the co-founder and editor of Freak Circus magazine. She can be found on Twitter @emilyelver

Lisa Fields, 32 year old, Glasgow based ‘jack of all trades, master of none’! Has a background both in the field of counselling and previously in the field of acting. After years away from the acting profession – she decided to get the acting clogs on again for a bit of fun! Writing is something that allows her the freedom of self expression. Emotional depth is something that is important to her in her work as a counsellor and actor. This is her first written piece that she has ever submitted anywhere.

Dan Stathers’ debut poetry collection The Ink Cartridge Just Ran Out isn’t available any time soon. His poetry has been published in Yeah, Yeah, Whatever and most recently in But Am I Bothered. He’s a firm believer in the tropical fruit drink, Um Bongo, and a huge fan of Mike Priest.

Ali George is an Edinburgh based writer who mostly writes stories for children. You can find her work in Dactyl, Beyond the Horizon (from Bamboccioni Books) and all over the internet. She blogs at 12books12months.com

Peter U. Murphy: A Glaswegian aspiring writer, recipient of SAAS payments with the hope of one day owning a dog. Currently working on a short story style podcast, he writes mainly for pleasure and his degree. As a survivor of redundancy, he enjoys taking part in drama with Strathclyde Uni’s Re-Act Theatre Group, with which he has; written, acted and presided over. Normally too tentative to submit work he hopes that this will change soon.

Call for Submissions #4

The One Show

It’s Napowrimo time. Or ‘National Poetry Writing Month’ time if you’re not in a hurry.

What this means is all you poets out there have plenty of incentive for writing and recording spoken word pieces to send in for our fourth podcast. This doesn’t mean that all you prose writers out there can slack off. Oh no.

When we say ‘spoken word pieces’ we want anything that involves you speaking words; it’s only limited by what your mind can come up with and a time constraint: a maximum of five minutes in length. We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. These will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 30th of April.

The theme for the podcast is THE ONE SHOW.

Please interpret this in any way you like. Surprise us.

All submissions will receive a response within 10 days of the deadline passing.