This year we are already hard at work advertising the Beyond the Walls 2018 anthology, which will be published by Valley Press. So, here’s a quick update of what we’ve done, what’s coming up and how you can stay involved.
Just to let you know that the deadline to hand in your creative work for this anthology is 16th February. You may submit work previously written for your modules. The submission guidelines are:
- You must provide a cover letter that includes your name, programme and year of study.
- The max word count for prose (fiction or non-fiction) is 1200 words.
- The max number of poems is 3.
- The max number of images as JPEGS or a link to a portfolio is 3.
- You may submit in more than one genre/form.
You can email your work as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our job as the promotion team is to promote the creation of the book and then the event that launches it. So, for now we are focusing on promoting the submission itself. To do this we had team meeting to create our social media.
First, we looked at previous years’ accounts and made the goal to have a stronger presence on these sites. The Facebook we created has already reached this goal.
Come join on Facebook at YSJ Beyond the Walls 2018.
Our Twitter has also gained a following and even appeared in the SU:
Follow us at @beyondwalls2018
And last but certainly not least is our Instagram account, which you can find by searching: ysjbeyondthewalls2018.
We knew it was important to get the word out, so we decided to come into lectures and speak to you face to face. Over tea and toasties, we organised who was going where and how we would inform you. We’ve already visited a few lectures and it has been and will continue to be a successful venture.
In the future we will be using our social media accounts to promote the launch which is part of York Literature Festival. This free event will take place on 21st March 2018 at 6.30pm in The Basement (City Screen). It includes readings by Valley Press authors Nigel Forde and Nora Chassler. Don’t forget to book your free tickets here.
We can’t wait to read your work so please remember to submit before the deadline the 16th February.