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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.

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    Be a collaborative Poet

    Give us a 'word' and we will add it to our first Collab Writers' poem to be published on our website late December. You will also have your name on our website as a co-poet of Collab Writers' first collaborative poem! Please remember to let us have your 'word' to include.

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    Founder Member

    As a Founder Member you will see your name in lights on our 'Founder Wall of Fame' on the Collab Writers website. You'll receive our monthly newsletter giving you access to early bird offers on competitions, training, pop-ups and retreats.

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    Limited edition designer notebook

    Be the first to own a Collab Writers signed and hand-numbered limited edition notebook designed by London print designer, Caroline Lowe. You will also receive all Founder Member Benefits.

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    Collector's edition of 'Consequences'

    Be the first to get your hands on a limited-run, hand numbered collector's edition of Collab Writers' first collaborative novel 'Consequences' and receive all Founder Member benefits.

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    Signed Collector's edition and photos

    Receive a signed limited-run, hand numbered collector's edition of Collab Writers' first collaborative novel 'Consequences' and two signed photographs of The 7 Deadly Sins by Pippa Kay featured in the book together with all Founder Member benefits.

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    Co-create & judge flash fiction comp

    Dream up a flash fiction idea with the help of Collab Writer founders and help us choose the winner from the finalists. The competition will be dedicated to you. Also receive all Founder Member benefits and our limited edition notebook to jot your ideas down in.

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    Short story anthology dedication

    Have the unique opportunity to decide the story line for one of Collab Writers' short story competitions to create an Anthology on that theme in 2019. The Anthology will be dedicated to you and published on our online store. You will also receive all Founder Member benefits.

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    Founder Patron

    Get your name and credentials listed on our dedicated Founder Patron page on our website. Have the right of first refusal on upcoming events and special Patron offers to thank you for your support of Collab Writers.

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    Brains behind a collaborative novel

    Play an integral part in the Collab Writers adventure by deciding the names of characters and locations of a collaborative novel. Have the entire story dedicated to you. You'll also receive a limited-run, hand numbered collector's edition of your creation. You will also become a lifelong Patron of Collab Writers and receive all Founder Member benefits plus our limited edition notebook to jot down your ideas.

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