Open call for writers:
Storytellers Today is looking for women and men of all ages + stages + walks of life to participate in our new video series, “Love Will Keep Us Together,” that will be produced in Charleston, SC next spring. You don’t have to live in Charleston, but if selected, you must be willing and able to travel here on the day of the video shoot.
Tell us your story. We’re living in a time when we need to be reminded that love will keep us together. Write about something you’ve seen, experienced, or learned. Your story can be about something big or small. It can be happy, humorous, sad, poignant, gritty, dark, light—you name the adjective and we’re looking for it. Anything goes as long as it points back to the central theme.
Most importantly, it should be true, written by you, and have an arc (a beginning, middle and end). Take us along on your journey.
Write your story. Practice reading it out loud. Pull out your phone. Record yourself reading your story. Email the written and recorded piece to us. Simple! :)
Recordings should be no longer than 4:30, which is around 500-700 words depending on your reading pace. Less is more!!!
Send your written + video submission to email@example.com by December 31, 2018.
If your file is too large to email directly, we recommend using WeTransfer. Super easy and free!
Fine print: We won’t share these submissions with anyone! They will be used for cast selection only. If for some reason you’re not able to record yourself, send us the written essay. If we consider it for the video series, we’ll schedule a quick video call with you.
What happens if I’m selected?
We will work with you (email and video calls) on edits and delivery. Then we’ll schedule one online read-through with the cast (we use Zoom) and one on-site recording day in Charleston. The on-site recording day will happen sometime between March 31-April 14. Videos will be released in the summer.
You’ll also experience the immeasurable rewards of sharing your story with a wider audience and being a part of a supportive, creative community.
What former cast members are saying:
"I learned that my story means something to, and has an impact on, more people than I ever imagined" - Keith Dee, IT Manager, Stand-up Comedian.
“I never realized how much my story could impact others. Working with Angie and Becca I learned that I had a voice and that voice could touch hearts all over this world.” Ali Anderson, Nutritional Therapist & Bonus Mom
"I've learned that giving thanks to a person who gave so much is never ending." Reverend Dr. Arthur Holmes, Pastor and Constituent School Board Member.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org