Tuesday, 19 February 2008

On......a very intriguing opportunity for all writers

Newspaper Man: A Collection of Short Stories

Newspaper Man is the brainchild of a young and prolific writer seeking to understand the role of the media in shaping modern-day ideals and standards of human behavior. It is a writing project based on a simple premise, one that will compile the most profound, exploratory works of creative short story writers who wish to explore the notion of media mind-control, and question a society's capacity to withstand it.

All authors involved in this project will be willing and able to answer such questions as: do the actions of man determine what appears in our media forms; or does the mainstream dictate our reactions to what we read/see/observe?

Through this collection of short stories, we - the writers - reclaim the power of the written word, using the force of our combined creativity to show that neither we nor our thoughts will be controlled by the contorted reality of sensationalist journalism. Likewise, we will imaginatively describe the possibilities that exist for people who cannot escape this social mire.

We invite and encourage all interested writers to put pen to paper and engage in this process with us. Use whichever literary voice suits you best - satire, macabre, noir/thriller, science fiction...whatever. We recognize the negative effects that accompany restrictions on personal creativity. The pride of this collection is the opportunity we have provided to let the writer's voice shine through his/her work, unrestricted by genre limitation, so that you can speak to your audience the best way you know how.

The endpoint of this project is publication. Once we compile the submissions that speak most closely to our directive, the editors will seek to have our stories published, and we hope to do so before the end of this year. All entries must be submitted to newspaperman2008@gmail.com by April 15. No entries will be considered that are submitted after that date. Stories should be 2500 - 3500 words.

Look for our group on Facebook if you've got an account. Once you join, please check back often and share your news and ideas with the rest of the group - no input is without value. Feel free to email me, though; I'll do my best to keep you abreast of all group discussions. Thank you for our interest and participation in this project. We look forward to working with you!

27 comments:

Onyeka Nwelue said...

Sounds overly interesting.

Ms. Catwalq said...

second!!!! I cannot believe it. who is this onyeka nwelue sef? mind yasef...off to read...

Rayo said...

I third that!! lol

Ms. Catwalq said...

I am on it men...let me see, what can i talk about ooooo

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

i am 5th

not bad at all...sounds like something fun....I no be writer so I'll just read

guerreiranigeriana said...

i hope you are participating o!!...in fact, have you sent special invites to jaja, naapali, i see catwalq is already on it...who else?...rethots has an interesting way of capturing things...i may try my hand, but don't hold your breath...

UndaCovaSista said...

Nice intiative. Will pass on to the writers i know...

Carlang said...

it does sound intersting.
If anything good comes to mind you;ll read it...

Afolabi said...

This sounds interesting. I'll be sharing some of my works soon.

Nyemoni said...

interesting...but I'm soooo not a writer like you or pammy....anyway, I shall visit...and I shall read.....

Kafo said...

took a while to reply
http://dilemma2008.blogspot.com/2008/02/cnnunivision-debate.html

princesa said...

I'll pass.
Kudos guys!

Bubbles said...

Interesting... and ambitious.

UnNaked Soul said...

Atuts Atuts. How far?
You know say my brain dey on lease and if I use am too much dem fit say make I pay. :-D

Afrobabe said...

cracking my head and hoping something funnish happens this weekend so I can write that...:)

Ms. Catwalq said...

Uhhhhhhhh.....
I want an update now!!!!!!

UndaCovaSista said...

Atutu, this ya public service announcement doesn't count as a post, therefore, it's been like over a month since you last updated. Oya now....update. Pretty please with sugar on top...*smiles sweetly and bats eyelids*

omo-obanta said...

hey!!! i was wondering if there was a theme or we are just writing on anything???

please reply to omoobanta@gmail.com

TheAfroBeat said...

we (the creatively-challenged) await the final compilation. great initiative!

Allied said...

Fantasy Queen told me about this.. First time on your page.

One dilemma - I have sworn not to join face book. If i am to participate, i have to eat my words.

guerreiranigeriana said...

i agree with allied about damn facebook!!..argh...

...omo, you can not leave us without a proper post this long o!!!!...your comment on jaja's last post was orgasmic and held me over for some time...but you must come and do a proper post o!!...

Ms. Catwalq said...

Look here, young man! I have a cain and I know how to use it. haba!!!! we are in march. what is wrong with you. before I open my eye, you better....

Kafo said...

when r u coming back oooooooooooooooooo

guerreiranigeriana said...

are you the one organizing this thing?...i need more specifics...i managed to catch wind that it has been extended to the 30th of this month...what exactly does it need to discuss?...whether or not we are influenced by media or vice versa?...do we actually have to answer that question?...i know you said email you but i'm too lazy...please...i would like to participate but want to make sure my contribution is relevant...

guerreiranigeriana said...

uh, i sent mine in like right now...i bcced you although i think you are the one organizing it...

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