TRESPASSES

[...]

Did I know you even before I met you?

Are first encounters some frontier

already existing in the world

 

to which we both are invited

and without which

neither could have existed?

[...]

There is something we do not know

about the way we were sent as companion voices

to walk this world, together or apart.

- David Whyte, Pilgrim

 

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

1. KEY ELEMENTS: Originality, First Person Narrative, Real Encounters with an element of serendipity, synchronicity or just 'out of the ordinary' and a focus on humans, animals, nature or the 'supernatural'.

 

2. TYPE OF STORIES: text {creative narratives, diary style entries, travelogues,  ethnographic and auto-ethnographic pieces, essays, poems and more explorative pieces on serendipity/synchronicity}, visual/photo-stories with captions - mini audiovisual stories will also be considered in the future.

 

2. LENGTH: # long stories:1000-2000 Words # short stories: 500-800 words (smaller or larger pieces will be considered if the story requires brevity or space to breathe its essence); 1-10 item photo stories with captions or a combination of photos and narrative text; (2-5 mins audio-visuals).

 

3. LANGUAGE: ENGLISH - consideration will also be given to submissions in other languages if an English version is provided.

 

4. ANONYMITY: if necessary, ensure all references to real names or places are replaced with other or fictional names to avoid direct identification and unnecessary exposure of people mentioned in the story.

 

5. HOW TO PITCH YOUR STORY: send your story idea of up to 50 words using the contact form on this page and if it fits with what SerEnc is looking for, you will be invited to submit your full story.

 

6. FINAL STEP: a panel of readers will look at your story and if accepted it will be published with your initials or your writer's alias name (to ensure anonymity if you require it).

 

7. OPTIONAL:  a photo or other visual that is copyright free or one you own the copyright of and can enhance your story; SenEnc retains the right to choose the thumbnail visual.

 

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"Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do,  so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell" - Charles de Lint

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