Spineless Wonders is seeking to commission video and digital artists, filmmakers and photographers to create 2-3 minute footage in response to a short prose piece. The works can be animated or live action video or film, photographic slideshow or other digital product. Commissioned works will be screened at 'Off The Page', a multi-media literary performance as part of the City of Sydney's Late Night Library series curated by Spineless Wonders and Little Fictions Productions. Commissioned artists will be paid.
To register your interest and to receive details of the commission, please attach an artist bio and examples of your work (optional). For inquiries, info@shortaustralianstories.com.au


Ends in 2 days, 10 hours

We are looking for new writing set in and around the suburb of Newtown. These stories may be from a real or imagined past, a fictitious present or a speculative Newtown from far away or from the no-too-distant future.  
Submissions may be prose in any genre, from microfiction, creative nonfiction to dramatic monologue or prose poem. Your piece of writing should be suitable for performance and run in length from 200 to 1500 words.
What is this for?
Suitable pieces selected from this call-out will be included in upcoming Little Fictions’ performances on May 1st 2017 to launch the Newtown ArtSeat exhibition designed by Daniel Lethlean Higson.

Featuring text by local author, Emma Rose Smith, Daniel’s interactive Newtown ArtSeat installation will be on display from May to July, 2017.

Little Fictions presents short Australian stories performed on stage by Sydney actors. Thanks to a Copyright Australia Cultural Fund Grant, Little Fictions Productions will be able to pay each author a modest remuneration for the use of their work. Copyright will remain with the author.

 Entry is free and you can submit as many pieces as you like. We have two categories, one for submissions up to 200 words the other maximum 1500 words.  

Submissions will be selected by a panel convened by Little Fictions’ curator and Spineless Wonders publisher, Bronwyn Mehan. Successful submissions will be performed by Little Fictions’ actors at events associated with the Newtown ArtSeat.

Successful entrants will be notified by email.

 If you have any queries, please contact info@shortaustralianstories.com.au






Spineless Wonders is currently accepting audio submissions for Earworms, its audio program as well as for its multi-media #storybombing platform.

Submissions can be from 5 to 60 minutes duration and in any genre.

Use this form to upload your audio story (mp3 or WAV format). You can attach more than one audio story provided the total duration does not exceed 60 minutes. Audio submissions do not have to be broadcast quality, or include sound production. All you need to do is record your short story or prose poem on a computer, a mobile, or a dictaphone, and send us an mp3. If we like your piece we'll be in touch.

Or if you have a polished audio piece, or a great idea for one - feel free to submit and we can discuss ways to showcase your work or to collaborate with you on a co-production.

You can use this form to include a word document with information about yourself, the publication or award history of the submissions, your other publications and links to your website. Upload an author pic (jpeg, TIFF or GIF).

For further inquiries, email info@shortaustralianstories.com.au