Novelists, sci-fi enthusiasts, dreamers, children's book writers, mythologists, and anyone else who has a story to pen - this one's for you!
With our latest installment of The Fiction Project, we're challenging writers near and far to fill each page with "A Message From a Future Self."
Pen a memoir from the perspective of your future alter ego, craft an idealistic update of your current life's progression, draft a thoughtful letter of advice from your elderly self, or write an urgent warning from a dystopian future.
Fill your sketchbook with a series of diary entries, pages of free verse, or a work of fiction separated into chapters - it's completely up to you how you choose to format your 32 pages of poetry, narrative, prose, or comedy!
The Sketchbook Project's collection of +33,000 sketchbooks contains everything from illustration and photography to poetry and narrative. This is your chance to contribute an original work of fiction to our permanent collection, housed in a library frequented by people from all over the world!
Each Fiction Project will also be uploaded to our Digital Library. People around the world will be able to search and view your work on our website, and you'll have your own custom link to share with friends!
This project is only open to 300 participants - pick up your pen, start brainstorming, and order your Fiction Project today!
Sign up by: November 08, 2015
Postmark by: January 05, 2016
Theme: Message From a Future Self
NOTE: Price includes a blank lined book, shipping and digitizing of your sketchbook!
ATTACHED TO THE BACK COVER OF YOUR BOOK IS A BARCODE. PLEASE KEEP THIS BARCODE INTACT AND UNCOVERED.
YOU MUST CONNECT YOUR BOOK TO AN ACCOUNT - Registering your barcode number will connect your book to an account and ensure that it is cataloged correctly. Otherwise it will be cataloged as an anonymous work. Go to www.sketchbookproject.com/connect once you receive your book and type in the number on your barcode. Please keep the barcode on the lower right hand corner of the back cover. If your barcode is damaged or lost please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR BOOK MUST NOT EXCEED THE DIMENSIONS OF 5” WIDE X 7” TALL X 1” THICK. - It can open to any size, but it must fold down and not exceed 5” wide x 7” high x 1” thick. You are welcome to cut, rebind or alter the book in any other way – just please remember to keep it less than 1” thick.
WE CANNOT DIGITIZE POP-UP BOOKS, FOLD OUT BOOKS, OR BOOKS THAT EXCEED 5” WIDE X 7” TALL X 1” THICK
Please keep in mind that we can’t digitize fold-out books, pop-up books, or book that do not follow the rules. All digitized spreads are slightly cropped at the inside gutter, so landscape images that span two pages may be slightly compromised. We will not refund your money if your book breaks the rules and your book cannot be digitized.
BOOKS THAT ARRIVE WET/STICKY, INCORPORATE ABRASIVE MATERIALS, OR INCLUDE DANGLING OBJECTS MAY BE PREVENTED FROM JOINING THE LIBRARY.
You are free to use just about anything in your sketchbook, but there are a few exceptions. Loose or dangling materials, materials that smudge or could be transfered to hands and other sketchbooks, glitter, ties, and strong scents may prevent your sketchbook from being included in the Library. Abrasive, sharp, or hazardous materials are prohibited. If you use glue, ensure that it is completely dry before you send it in, and do your best to make sure no glue is exposed. With changes in humidity glue can become sticky again, and make your pages stick together! Decoupage at your own risk. Over time, pages can adhere together, even if they seem to be dry and non-sticky when you send it in. It's good to keep in mind that your sketchbook could be handle quite a bit, and to avoid delicate materials. Our librarians will thank you!
I'M FINISHED! WHERE DO I MAIL MY SKETCHBOOK?
Please send your completed Fiction Project book by January 5th, 2016
Prior to mailing your book, please check www.sketchbookproject.com/contact for an updated address.