Friday, October 06, 2006

Ladyfest Submission Guidelines

Dear Artist,

Ladyfest Leicester 2007 is promoting new female writing in the East Midlands. The event will take place the beginning of October 2007 at Quebec, Leicester. Ladyfest is a Music and Arts festival that is a celebration of female creativity, talent and womanhood. It is an event that encourages female artists to perform and create in an environment that is supportive of women. Ladyfest wishes to present a diverse mix of different work from female writers and artists. We are specifically looking for short pieces of prose, micro stories, poetry, performance poetry, scenes from plays and MC’s. Ladyfest Leicester promotes awareness for women’s charities which get little recognition from the media. All proceeds from Ladyfest will go to Women’s charities. For more information regarding Ladyfest Leicester please see our MySpace.

Submission Guidelines for Ladyfest Leicester 2007

All submissions to be via email, either in the body of an email or as an attachment (enter email address)
All submissions to contain easily accessible contact details; name, telephone number, email and address.
All submissions to be typed double spaced, in a sizable font, in Times New Roman or Tahoma.
All submissions to contain page numbers, the title of the piece and the name of the author as a footer or header.
Poetry submissions to be no more than 40 lines.
Prose submissions to be no more than 3,000 words
Play submissions to be one scene from a play – please include a brief synopsis of the play.
Submissions from female writers only. Transgender writers are also welcome. Male-female collaborations are welcome. Please do not submit if you are a lone male writer. This is due to the nature of the event.
If you are an MC please email us with your contact details and one of us will get back to you.
We regret to inform you that we cannot provide feedback on your work.
There are no restrictions on style or theme.
There are no restrictions on where the writer is based.
Writers have to be 18 years of age+ due to venue restrictions.
We will contact you via email to inform you if you are successful or not.
There is no entry fee.
All writers retain Copyright.
Deadline March 1st 2007

We hope to hear from you soon!

Charisse Sayers, Literature Co-Coordinator
Sabrina Mei-Li Smith, Literature Co-Coordinator

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