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The Open Arms – Submissions open

‘Welcome to The Open Arms. What’ll it be?’


We’ve been simply blown away by the amazing creative pieces we’ve had for our ‘zines, Reset and The Great Indoors. Now it’s time to get the next round in.

So, we’ve thrown the doors wide open and are glad to announce
the Margate Bookie’s third ‘zine, The Open Arms.


We’re inviting you to write, draw, snap or riff about an instance of acceptance and welcoming in the lives of yourselves, others or even fictional characters. We’d like you to remember or create a time when you or others have been made to feel welcome or have welcomed others. This could include accepting others from different backgrounds or beliefs, or accepted new ideas and ways of thinking into your life. You could even come up with a completely fictional idea to base your creativity around. We’ve given you an open bar for your imagination, so help yourself.


The Open Arms
Guest Guidelines

As with our previous ‘zines, we’re looking for short stories (2000 words max), poetry (2000 equ.), artworks, journal entries, articles, letters, or whatever different forms that take your fancy based around the theme of the ‘zine. Take a look at our amazing menu for more.


The Open Arms 'Zine Menu

Theme. Creativity including:
Being accepted/accepting others
Being welcomed/welcoming others
inclusivity - of self and others
being understood/understanding others
(These options can be served autobiographically, biographically or fictionally. Please inform the bar staff.

Guidelines
1 Short story - 2000 words
3 Poems - 2000 (equ.)
3 Art pieces
3 photographs
1 Letter - 2000 words
1 Article - 2000 words
1 Other - See below

Opening hours

Monday 1 November 2021		Doors Open (submissions open)
Monday 31 January 2022		Last Orders (submissions close)
Monday 28 February 2022		Decision Day
Thursday 2 June 2022
The Open Arms ‘zine Live Launch

Submissions
For more information and to submit your creativity, please email justin@margatebookie.com

Sponsored by Thanet District Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery and Catalyst.


Before submitting your order, please make sure you read our guidelines:

  • All submissions should follow the ‘zines theme, however creative interpretation of the theme is encouraged.
  • We’ll review all submissions after our deadline of Monday 31 January 2022. We will let you know whether your piece has been accepted by Monday 28 February 2022.
  • Margate Bookie wants to appeal to a wide audience and connect people through a love of literature. We will edit submissions to improve quality and accessibility, in collaboration with accepted authors.
  • Only one piece per person will be accepted. Please send no more than 3 pieces of poetry or visual art for selection. Word count for prose should not exceed 2000 words.


The Open Arms
Opening Hours

The Open Arms
Margate Bookie literary 'zine
Opening Hours

Monday 1 November 2021		Doors Open (submissions open)
Monday 31 January 2022		Last Orders (submissions close)
Monday 28 February 2022		Decision Day
Thursday 2 June 2022
The Open Arms ‘zine Live Launch

Sponsored by Thanet District Council, Arts Council England, National Lottery and Catalyst.
Monday 1 November 2021 – Doors Open (submissions open)
Monday 31 January 2022 – Last Orders (submissions close)
Monday 28 February 2022 – Decision Day
Thursday 2 June 2022 – The Open Arms ‘zine Live Launch


For more information and to submit your creativity, please email: justin@margatebookie.com

Thank you for visiting. Come again soon.


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