What is the Summer Writing Project?
The Summer Writing Project is an annual collaboration between 1888 and JukePop that advocates writing and supports reading. This joint venture presents authors with the opportunity to craft their novellas one chapter at a time with immediate quantitative and qualitative feedback from their readers, while also broadcasting their words to an audience eager for the next great storyteller.
How does the Summer Writing Project Work?
- Submission Period June 1 – June 30
- Workshop Session July 1 – July 31
- Top 25 authors announced on July 1
- A series of free educational essays, lectures, and podcast episodes are produced for the community and to support our Top 25 with advancing their stories
- Winner announced on August 1
- 1888 editors select one (1) novella based on reader analytics (retention + reading time) to be published with cover artwork by Irvin Rodriguez
For more details on the free Summer Writing Project events please visit 1888.center/swp16-events. [Webmaster note: the three events are on Saturdays in July in Orange, California.]
What are 1888 and JukePop?
1888 serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts. They develop educational programs, produce collaborative projects, and publish relevant literature from around the world to enrich our diverse neighborhoods and engage the national community.
JukePop advocates storytelling, one chapter at a time. On the JukePop platform, authors keep readers hooked and tackle their book by releasing it bit by bit, collecting votes to earn rewards each month.
Thanks to SDW/EG member Nancy Clement for passing on information about the Summer Writing Project.