Collab Writers is a global community for artists to collaborate to create. We need your help to get our first collaborative work of fiction and photographs 'Consequences' out into the world. Collab Writers have disrupted and played the Victorian parlour game ´Consequences' and we want you to join our community to do the same.
We want you to connect to co-create poems, flash fiction, short stories, and if you're in it for the long haul, novels. Our rewards for your support encourage you to take the lead and shape themes, characters and locations of future Collab Writers stories.
The creatives you'll connect with at Collab Writers won't just be writers. We want to encourage a new wave of surrealist creatives to bring pictures, photos, words, images and music together. We encourage a mash up of creative genres and mixed media products including short graphic memoirs, manga and stories told through song. The sky's the limit!
To help us get stories from book to screen, we've hooked up with the king of Indie Film and Raindance, Elliot Grove to connect Collab Writers to the film world. We are building a strong founder collaborator community of writers, publishers, photographers, illustrators, actors and musicians.
We want Collab Writers to connect with actors early on so they can help shape ideas from book to film. We will encourage you to shape those important decisions before Hollywood steps in and runs the show! We want to disrupt the status quo as much as we can! Let's put on our thinking caps to influence future decisions on your creative work as much as we can.
Collab Writers is a call to action to rise up off the sofa, turn off the TV and awaken your inner creative through connecting and collaborating with like minded creatives.
We need your help to support Collab Writers to:
Get our first collaborative work of fiction and photographs 'Consequences' published off our 'Dark Art Books' publishing arm and distributed to you. Once our first work has been published it'll be easier to get your work out there. We estimate that approximately £2250 of the campaign money will cover: book cover design, publishing and print costs.
Bring to life Collab Writers' first limited edition notebook in collaboration with London print designer, Caroline Lowe. We estimate that approximately £500 of the campaign money will be spent on these notebooks.
Build a community of global creatives via our website (writers, visual artists, songwriters, photographers, actors, filmmakers, etc) to take works of co-creation from page to picture.
- Help us shape the early Collab Writers competitions on themes that interest you. We estimate that approximately £1000 of the campaign money will go towards publishing short story Anthologies online.
Be the brains behind the next Collab Writers works. We estimate that approximately £1250 of the campaign money will go towards publishing the two collaborative novels.
- Anything over and above our goal will go towards designing and building an App to connect members of the Collab Writers community globally. We intend to match members by interests and genre of story telling to help you collaborate on the go. We have an App designer on standby to start designing this tool to enable you to connect - collaborate and create. We envisage using some form of dating algorithm to hook writers up together with software to make it easy for writers to collaborate on the go. Collab Writers' co-founders wrote 'Consequences' mostly on their commutes by emailing their missives over. An App would have been really helpful and would have saved daily copying and pasting into a word doc!
In the future, we will establish a second publishing arm ´Light Work Books´ to showcase mindful fiction, non-fiction and a mash up of genres created by the Collab Writer community.
Risks and challenges
Collab Writers' debut collaborative project ´Consequences´ has been completed and is currently with an editor. We have made a reasonable time estimate for editing, book cover design and printing. As we are dependent upon external factors, there may be unexpected delays in the process. We will do our best to move things along as quickly as we can and we will keep you updated on timings.
For our limited edition notebooks, we've set a realistic timeline for design, production and distribution. Caroline Lowe will be sending us the print design for the cover before Christmas. In January the notebooks will be printed and should be with you to start jotting your ideas down by February 2019. If there are any delays in production we will keep you posted. Any surplus notebooks will be available exclusively from our website and at Collab Writers' events.
Creation and publication of the Anthologies will depend upon good quality submissions and the judging process which could impact the timing of online publishing. We will create guidelines to help this process run as smoothly as possible. At present, we anticipate running the competitions quarterly from Spring 2019. Again, if timings change due to external circumstances we will keep you in the loop.
For the collaborative novels, timing of publication will depend upon progress made by the writers. We will provide as much support as possible to guide and assist and where necessary, we will chivvy the process along. The timing of publication will be dependent upon editing and agreement of the writers with any proposed changes to their work. We will try to assist by encouraging realistic timelines to help this process run as smoothly as possible. If timings change due to external circumstances we will keep you in the loop.
Whilst we are new to the publishing world we want Collab Writers to be an example to all that you don't have to know someone or be that 'one in a million' to get your work out there. We are blessed that one of our founder collaborators, Shiva Sawyer has published a lot of books and will be our publishing guru for guidance during the publishing process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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