Writers, we have some exciting news! After a break, we’re ready to start work on the 2015 series of Berlin Stories.
So, if you’re a writer who has something to say about Berlin or if you’re not a writer, but have a story about Berlin that needs telling, we want to hear from you.
The pieces can be literary, musical, historical or personal. Please, no reportage.
Pieces are always recorded in the writer’s voice and always in English.
The format is simple: The pieces MUST be 500 words or less. Once we have collected and edited all the pieces, we then record them (we’ll have more info on this once we have collected the content). This then goes out on air up to four times over the year. We also publish a little bio of each writer that can be used to promote anything else they’ve currently got out.
The assignment is open, but bear in mind you will be writing for radio: listeners will hear your own style, your own voice, an experience in or observation about Berlin.
In the past we’ve had contributions from Siri Hustvedt, Paul Beatty, Daniel Kehlmann, Julia Franck, Thomas Pletzinger, Beatrice Colin and Roger Boyes. We have also featured poetry and musical pieces by bands such as Fenster.
If you have already written something about Berlin, a scene from a novel or script for example, it is possible to record an excerpt.
The series is masterminded by Gisela Williams and Anna Winger, author of This Must Be The Place.
Please send all submissions, with a word count and your name and short bio to Kate Nic Dhomhnaill at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hearing all your Berlin Stories!