The People’s Library
(A groundswell of public tellings)
Tethered in everyday acts of writing,reading and telling, The People’s Library is an invitation to write an original book-length work in any genre. Part performance library, part contemporary artwork, The People’s Library will publish one hundred books. We are looking for unpublished works of fiction, memoir, science fiction, biography, non-fiction, history, crime, thriller, poetry, plays and experimental other.
The People’s Library is an opportunity to leave a trace, locate a life or sweep a narrative arc within a living library. This is a supported publishing opportunity which invites you to contribute to a unique, collective artwork. Amateur or professional, we are actively seeking contributions from those who write for leisure, pleasure or necessity.
In 2018, The People’s Library will be installed at Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, creating a movement of public tellings – book groups, live readings, salon events and lending library. A groundswell of histories, cultures and experience awaits.
- Submit your ideas:
01 January 2018
- Final book manuscripts:
01 April 2018
- Books published:
Please upload a brief outline of your book idea plus
three sample pages of your own writing.
- Open to Tasmanian residents.
- Open to single or co-authored books.
- Original, previously unpublished works only.