When The Blackbird Sings for International Women’s Day

Creative Writing Submission Request
the brief


We are inviting you to submit a piece of writing (maximum 1000 words) which encapsulates the whole, or an element of, the wonder of the feminine. The piece could be a short story, a poem or an anecdote, there are no strict rules about the format we only ask that you adhere to the word count.


The piece can be funny or sad, heartfelt or questioning, or anything in between. The piece can touch on bodies, power, oppression, feminism, mysticism, spirituality, nature, experience or simple reality. We acknowledge that this is wide brief and it is deliberately so, to open up the floor to anyone interested in taking part. Let your knowledge, imagination and emotions guide your writing.

sharing your story

Shortlisted writers will read (or tell) their story/ poem aloud at an intimate event in Edinburgh to celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2018. Please only submit a piece of work if you are available and can be in Edinburgh, on that evening.




At the event on the 8th March, Jannica and Danni, the organiser's of the event, will gift a Private Portrait Photography Sessions (worth £500) to one of the submission's chosen to speak on the night. Please click here to see Jannica's incredible work.



Deadline date for all submissions is: 12 noon on Sunday 17th February 2018.


We will let you know if you have been selected to perform, 10 days after the submission date above.



Email all Submissions to: chachipowerproject@gmail.com

Submissions can be attached to the email or written in the body of the email and must include the following information: 

First Name, Last Name:

Email Address:

Contact Telephone Number:

Where you heard about the Opportunity:

I am able to attend the event in Edinburgh on the evening of 8th March 2018.

Things to Note:​
  • The piece of writing does not have to be exclusive to this event, please feel free to submit an older, blogged or published piece.

  • Writers retain full copyright of their work.

  • Chosen participants must be available to attend the event to read their piece to the audience of the ‘When The Blackbird Sing’s for International Women’s Day’ Event at Arusha Gallery on 8th March 2018. Please only submit a piece if you can attend this event.

  • Entrants would preferably reside in Scotland to prevent travel issues. Unfortunately travel costs cannot be covered.


'When The Blackbird Sing’s for International Women’s Day’ Event at Arusha Gallery and creative writing submission opportunity is brought to you by acclaimed Swedish photographer Jannica Honey and Danni from The Chachi Power Project.


Two women passionate about celebrating everything related to being a woman. Please click the links below to learn a bit more about what we do.

Image by Jannica Honey Photography

Image by Jannica Honey Photography

When The Blackbird Sings for
International Women's Day event information

Time: 6.30pm- 9pm

Date: 8th March 2017 (International Women’s Day)

Where: Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas St, Edinburgh EH3 6QG

Gallery Website: www.arushagallery.com

Image by Jannica Honey Photography


​​Tel: +44 (0) 7866 100 550

Email: danni@chachipowerproject.co.uk

Location: Central Scotland, UK

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