Stay Loving, Festival Artwork on King’s Road, SW3. Artwork © Sol Golden Sato
We’re building a virtual Cabinet of Remedies and we’re offering you the opportunity to share your writing with our community. Through your work, you can help shape this important archive for the future. And this week, we have a very special challenge…
KCAW is celebrating its third birthday with a mini-festival taking place over the next week, the original festival dates. There is an inspirational list of online events – and, as lockdown’s easing – some real events too! We’re joining the celebrations with a special, extended version of #flashfictionfriday. This week we’re inviting writers to produce a piece of flash fiction in response to any of the images in our Cabinet of Remedies. Keep visiting the cabinet, as we’ll be adding some exciting new works to it, throughout the festival.
How to Participate
Create a piece of flash fiction using any of the images in our Cabinet of Remedies as the prompt.
- Maximum 100 words, excluding the title
- One challenge: You must use the title of the image somewhere in your piece.
- You are welcome to share up to five pieces
- Submit as an attachment to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- (Optional) include your social media handles and/or link to your website
- Deadline – 18:00 (BST) Tuesday 7th July 2020
- A selection will be published on our website over the next few weeks
Since we’ve been in lockdown, we’ve found much solace in Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s book, Art as Therapy. They talk about how art can connect us to our inner worlds and unique needs, identifying a number of psychological frailties to which art can be an antidote. Within this framework, we are asking artists to respond to the current situation. We are using this artwork as the foundation of a dialogue between visual art and the written word.
- By entering your work, you agree that it can be published on our website and used to promote the Cabinet of Remedies initiative.
- You will be credited as the author of the work on our website.
- You retain the copyright over your work at all times.