Opportunities – Pick of the Week: SLAMinutes – SLAMinutes does Mental Health through the pandemic

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: SLAMinutes – SLAMinutes does Mental Health through the pandemic

Description: SLAMinutes does Mental Health (through the pandemic) is a mission to show that no one is alone – the best way we know how: as creatively as possible and in one minute.

They are looking for ONE MINUTE submissions from every discipline – playwrights, spoken word artists, comedians, singer-songwriters, drag artists, performance artists, poets: you name it. These can be self-taped, a film, or written (they will cast it for you but will, obviously, need to be socially distanced).

Why is it so great? We think anything that supports others through this challenging time deserves a mention, and SLAMinutes have come up with a fantastic idea to give writers the opportunity to share their thoughts and work. They will distribute the creations digitally, across social media to prove that no one is alone in isolation and when it is all over they will edit them into a short film: a time capsule of ‘what happened when’. If you want to be part of this brilliant initiative, submit your one minute piece of work by 30 August.

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