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New: Substack and some exciting news.

Hi, I have recently moved my mailing list over to Substack. The aim is to make the Scribbles community a little more streamlined- covering this website, Instagram and Substack rather than Mail Chimp, buymeacoffee, the website and instagram. Small steps! If you already subscribed to the Scribbles e-zine, you don’t need to do anything right now- you will have received the Summer e-zine before everyone else, for free.

There are two levels to the new Substack subscription: free or paid. A free subscription, going forward, will mean you are sent a monthly creative writing prompt, directly to your email address- no more searching through Instagram. If you choose to pay £4 a month, you will continue to receive early access to Scribbles e-zine and printed copies; weekly creative writing prompts and the ability to post comments and chat in a bts styley with me and the Scribbles team. There is zero pressure either way, I just hope you’ll stay around and think about contributing your writing, art or ideas to the cause!

Secondly, I have a small group of readers ready to look at a new print for me- I’m trying an online printer who uses recycled silk paper rather than my wonderful local printer who doesn’t. This is a hard decision to make, I’m actually crossing my fingers that we won’t like the new print quality!

I am also in the process of recruiting a small team to help me with the e-zine/zine: someone to proof read, someone to co-ordinate the art/illustration side and a coupkle of other roles that realte to the design and creative side of Scribbles. I’m over the moon about having people to help. Please do get in touch if you think you can offer anything I haven’t thought of 🙂

And that is it, I think.




Summer Scribbles Submissions Open



Summer Scribbles’ 2022 theme is…’CITIES’

Cities are complex, beautiful and fascinating beasts. I want to read about your favourite city, your fear of cities, a city in bloom or a city destroyed. Secret parts of cities, underground or on the roofs, the green spaces and the grey, concrete deserts. What you see when you look up, what you see when you stop or move quickly on all varieties of transport. What do you imagine? Fictional, fantastical cities on Mars, long forgotten cities under the oceans. Any country, any continent, I want to read about history, architecture, planning, people, nature, our commutes, escapes, hiding in and running from cities. The possibilities are endless. I want to see all of this too! And I hope you all feel as excited as I do about this theme. Whether you are a country bumpkin or a city slicker- we’re all affected by them, have memories, fears, interest in them.


Rachael x

SUBMISSION WINDOW IS OPEN THROUGHOUT JUNE 2022#Prose#Poetry#Fiction#Non-fiction#Travelwriting#Memoir#Photography#Art#Markmaking of all kinds#Playlists

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Please please buy me a coffee to help make this the biggest best edition yet. Your work will be published in a free e-zine and a purchasable printed zine (price at cost tbc)No payment given or required.You retain the rights to your work but I do ask that you have not shared it very widely before and that you resist posting until the ezine is released.Please share far and wide- it is really true that the algorithm is against this being seen without me paying for it.

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Read on to find out how to enter…

One winner will have their entry published and illustrated in the Spring edition of Scribbles- released in April 2022.

Write 150 words using the following prompt from Helen

“When one thinks of chaos, often images of destruction and devastation come to mind but what of the day after? What is left behind? What are the remnants of such chaos? What is the debris that has been left by winter? The signs that one season has made way for another?”

Comment below this post with your 150 words.

Other information:
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You may write in any genre, flash- fiction/mini-story/poetry. Experimental form is encouraged. 150 words max.
You must be 18+ to enter. Please only leave one entry per person. Public accounts only please.

Competition ends at midnight on 27th February 2022. The winner will be announced in the Spring edition of Scribbles (subscribe through link in bio to receive free e-zine). Beautiful shiny paper copies will be available to order.

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