Now accepting submissions for our first QL Film, which we hope to debut at our show on May 5th, 2014. Let’s make some magic:
Submissions must include:
- Any work of fiction or nonfiction no longer than 8 double spaced pages.
- A proposal: How would you like us to convert the story into a short film? What are some locations you have in mind? All shooting will be done in the greater Bay Area.
- Your available hours. Location scouting, storyboarding and shooting will have to take place between February 1st and March 3rd and may take as much as 3 full days of shooting, plus pre-production meetings.
- We will work with you to assemble the appropriate cast, as called for.
- Submissions will close at the end of Sunday, January 19th. We will announce our selection on Saturday, February 1st.
Quiet Lightning Films is directed by Katie Wheeler-Dubin. We hope to make two films this year. If you have any questions or ideas, or have access to any neat venues, please feel free to drop her a line: films at quietlightning dot org.
Announcing our nominations for the 2013 Pushcart Prize:
- erica lewis: “Bodies Dream of Themselves” « watch | read
- Susan Steinberg: “Spectator” « watch | read
- Brandon Brown: “My Favorite Things” « watch | read
- Molly Giles: “Harm Done” « watch | read
- Jarett Kobek: “#YOLO” « read
- Charlie Getter: “Untitled (I live on an iceberg)” « watch
We published 13 books this year, featuring 135 different authors! Choosing the best was difficult; choosing the best of the best was almost impossible. The first two years we nominated for the Pushcart (which you can watch and read here and here), the task left us humbled and even devastated, so I knew what to expect and was sort of dreading it. But re-reading everything is a perfect way to close out the calendar; it’s been an incredible year for us, and book after book reminded me just how incredible. Thank you to everyone who participated and made it possible: from the authors to the organizations, the venues to the crowds. When you have a chance, treat yourself and give them a watch:
We’re celebrating our four year anniversary this Wednesday, December 4th, and there’s still a bit of room in Chicken John’s bus if you want a free ride to Fairfax. We’ll be providing free dinner and drinks on the bus (and a ride back)—it’s going to be a blast. Let us know if you want a spot! Meghan Thornton and Ian Tuttle have put together one of the best mixes we’ve seen all year, thanks in part to the Tuesday Night Writers, who will help us celebrate by being half of the show and the final collaboration of our initial Tour Through Town.
Come hang out with us! And hey: if you can’t make it this month, consider sending in some work to help us start out our fifth year?
the generation of literature