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Have Your CAKE And Eat It! Submission Opportunity
« on: September 05, 2013, 11:14:56 AM »
Have Your CAKE And Eat It! Submission Opportunity

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CAKE is a UK based short story showcase aimed at helping unpublished writers get their words seen by the public. They have teamed up with some friendly places in Manchester, who’ve agreed to host their stories,  supporting fresh ideas and new talent. Most of the host venues are independent cafés and bars where people can pick up an issue of CAKE to enjoy with a drink. You can view  Previous Issues here.

CAKE hold a weekly Wednesday Write-in where they encourage everyone to write in with short stories and flash fiction, and take part in discussions about other people’s stories. For the local folks, CAKE hold a Writer’s Circle in Manchester.

Forming Words by Jonathan Boyd
Silversmith Jonathan Boyd’s interpretation of the brief for Forming Words

Following the success of their CAKE.shortandsweet chapbooks, they are putting together one specifically responding to a fabulous exhibition bring together art and literature – Forming Words, held at Manchester Craft & Design Centre. We liked the idea so much we felt it needed a mention on! Forming Words, showcases a selection of contemporary craft objects which have been inspired and informed by text. Each work in this exhibition was specially commissioned by Flow Gallery, London, and responds to a piece of writing of the artist’s choice, from poetry to a letter to lyrics. MCDC is the exhibition’s first touring venue outside London. The exhibition runs from July 13  until November 9 2013.

CAKE are looking for flash fiction submissions below 500 words, inspired by the craft pieces on show at the exhibition. Those not able to get to Manchester, can see a selection online. They will be selecting stories that show them something unexpected, “something that we didn’t see ourselves”.

Email your submission to by the end of September 15th. Please put ‘Forming Words’ in the subject bar. There will be a limited amount of space in the book, so do get your stories in asap!

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Re: Have Your CAKE And Eat It! Submission Opportunity
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 04:39:47 PM »
What an exciting idea. Thanks.