Ends on March 2, 2018

Please submit here for the Mesa College Spring 2018 VAMP Showcase, featuring stories on the very-open-to-interpretation theme of, "What We Inherit." 

Most of us have inherited something in our lifetime. Write a story that describes what has been passed down to you. Consider a loose interpretation of the idea of “what we inherit”: emotional, political, racial, familial, cultural, geographic, sexual, gender, the body, state of mind. This theme is wide open—interpret it as you like. Dig deep, use passion. We can’t wait to read it! 

Stories should fall somewhere between 5-10 minutes in length. Between 140-160 words per minute is an average guide. We will consider longer works, but they must really merit the extra time. Shorter or flash submissions are just fine by us also.

We accept both poetry and prose, but are looking for honest, true stories. No fiction this time around, please. Selected participants will be required to attend a group read & critique, private meetings with a literary coach, and one performance coach session. All attempts to accommodate schedules will be made, but we don't make exceptions to participation. All submissions are accepted as first drafts.

Accepted participants must be available to perform during the evening of Thursday, April 19th. Submission deadline is March 1st at 11:59 PM.


Write on!
- So Say We All and Mesa College
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