Call for Submissions #19 – A Piano, Falling

We want your words. Your words inspired by the theme ‘A Piano, Falling’.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files. Please save your file with your name and poem title.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 30th of April 2019 for a podcast at the end of May.

The theme for the podcast is A Piano, Falling.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

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Lies, Dreaming #17 – Tell me something I don’t know

We are delighted to announce the contributors for our seventeenth podcast, which has as its theme “Tell me something I don’t know”.

You can subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Becky Downing is a Liverpool-based, Actor, Poet & Playwright. She began writing for Theatre in the Rough in 2012 and has since created work for various festivals & projects with the Company including ‘A Concept of Beauty’ for the Liverpool and the Titanic Fest (2012), ‘The Jewellery box’ for the Lusitania Exhibition (2015) and a short audio play, ‘Haunted Sefton’ in 2016. Since then, Becky has been writing Poetry for her website, toured with Want The Moon Theatre Company this year playing ‘Joss’ in ‘Other People’s Teeth’,  and has just written & Performed her one woman show ‘We’ve Been Bette’ at theatre 503, London.

Kathryn Thomson is a Scottish poet currently living in Glasgow. After a degree in Scottish Literature and Language, she now works part-time as a freelance poet and has worked closely and written for a number of third-sector organisations. She also produces monthly email newsletters that you can sign up to here. Find her on Instagram and her Website.

Ellen Storey is a writer and editor living in Aberdeenshire.  She has been writing since childhood and edited her mother’s memoirs of post-war Germany which were published in 2009. She enjoys taking part in workshops/projects, and wrote for the EU-funded Dovetail partnership in Nottingham which published an anthology in 2014. She also contributed a biographical chapter to Women’s Voices, Women’s Words published by Global Press in 2016.

Michael McGill is an Edinburgh poet who has recently had work published in Far Off Places, Picaroon Poetry, The Haiku Quarterly, Likely Red Press and Eye Flash Poetry Journal.

Twitter: @MMcGill09

Our next theme will be ‘The Nightshift at McDonalds’. Check out this blogpost for further details.

Call for Submissions #18 – The Nightshift at McDonalds

We want your words. Your words inspired by the theme ‘The Nightshift at McDonalds’.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files. Please save your file with your name and poem title.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of January 2019 for a podcast at the end of February.

The theme for the podcast is The Nightshift at McDonalds.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Call for Submissions #17 – Tell me something I don’t know

 

We want your words. Your words inspired by the theme ‘Tell me something I don’t know’.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 15th of November 2018 for a podcast at the end of November.

The theme for the podcast is Tell me something I don’t know.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Call for Submissions #16 – Supermarket Sweep

We want your words. Your words…inspired by Supermarket Sweep.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of July 2018 for a podcast at the end of August.

The theme for the podcast is, in honour of the late Dale Winton, Supermarket Sweep.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Call for Submissions #15 – NEIGHBOURS

We want your words. Your words…inspired by Neighbours.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 3oth of April 2018 for a podcast at the end of May.

The theme for the fifteenth podcast is Neighbours.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Lies, Dreaming #13 – RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

We are delighted to launch our thirteenth podcast on the theme of “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!”. You can stream it now via Soundcloud:

You can also subscribe to the podcast using the links on the right.

Here is a rundown of our contributors:

Ian Richardson enjoys writing and performing poetry and is always greatly encouraged when his work is published. His works appear in various anthologies and he has been a contributor to Lies and Dreaming since Podcast #1. He lives on the East coast of Scotland where the biggest thing he has seen rising out of the sea is the morning sun. 

Janette Ayachi (1982- ) is a Scottish-Algerian poet who has been published in over sixty literary journals and anthologies from presses such as Polygon, Freight, Seren, and Salt’s ‘The Best British Poetry of 2015’. She collaborates with artists, has been shortlisted for a few chewable accolades, and has performed her work on the BBC Radio, as well as across the U.K at various events. She has a combined honors degree in Literature and Film from Stirling University and an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University. She is the author of poetry pamphlets Pauses at Zebra Crossings and A Choir of Ghosts, and a children’s chapter book The Mermaid, The Girl and The Gondola published by Black Wolf Edition press. Her first full poetry collection Hand Over Mouth music will be published by Pavilion (University of Liverpool) in 2019, and she is currently working on Misdialing The Muses: A Poet’s Memoir.

J.S.Watts is a UK novelist and poet. Her writing appears in publications in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the States and has been broadcast on BBC and Independent Radio. She has published five books: two poetry collections, “Cats and Other Myths” and “ Years Ago You Coloured Me”, plus a multi-award nominated SF poetry pamphlet, “Songs of Steelyard Sue”, all published by Lapwing Publications, and two novels, “A Darker Moon” – dark literary fantasy, and “Witchlight”  – paranormal romance, published in the US and UK by Vagabondage Press. See www.jswatts.co.uk for further details.

Antonia Seaward is a spoken and written word artist based in the Southside of Glasgow, whose words are as pragmatic as they are poignant with a very human tone. When she is not writing poetry at her kitchen table she is looking after her three young girls.

 

Our next podcast theme is “HORSES”. Submission criteria can be found here.

 

Call for Submissions #14 – HORSES

We want your words. Your words…inspired by HORSES.

When we say ‘we want your 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 (a limit, rather than a target). We’re interested in any style of writing, we want to show off the range of spoken word. We are happy to broadcast previously published works.

Whatever you send, the podcast will be set to an ambient soundtrack, so we ask that the recordings are vocals only. Preferred audio formats are mp3 and wav files.

Recordings can be sent to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com by the 31st of January 2018 for a podcast at the end of February.

The theme for the fourteenth podcast is HORSES.

We’re looking forward to your responses!

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

Contributors to the podcast will receive a payment of £5.

Introducing “Lies, Dreaming: Headsets”

We are delighted to introduce a new series of Lies, Dreaming – Headsets.

These will be released every other month, alternately with our regular theme-driven podcasts, and will feature one writer performing a solo pieces or pieces set to an ambient backdrop. They will be available via the Poetry as Fuck podcast and our new Bandcamp page. If you buy it from the latter 75% of the profits will go to the artist.

To kick things off, we’ve got Stefan Mohamed, who featured on our very first podcast about Tim Henman, performing a series of poetry and prose pieces. That will be released at the end of October. Following this in late December we have Calum Rodger with his sequence “Rock Star North”.

These are brilliant. We are SUPER ENTHUSED about them and what we’ve got planned for this project.

We have other writers lined up to follow, but if you have an idea for a Headset please let us know. Send a synopsis and a short bio to lies.dreamingpodcast at gmail dot com. These must be 10-30 minute spoken word pieces that we can set to an ambient backdrop. You should also be aware that it may be over a year before they are released.

Producing these first two podcasts has been an immensely satisfying collaboration, so thanks to all our listeners and supporters who allow us to keep providing this platform.