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The Channel The Dark Project

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Articulating our feelings is how we begin to master the darkness, how we begin our journey towards light.

The Channel The Dark project is about using the written word to help those who find it difficult to articulate their own journey towards the light of which we are all capable, given the right direction and support.

Channel The Dark will be the title of an anthology of short stories and poems composed in keeping with the genres we publish, and Volume 1 is planned for a March 2023 release. The E-Book will be available for sale exclusively here on the Temple Dark Books website, with 100% of the income going directly to SOSAD Ireland. The paperback and hardback editions will be available on Temple Dark Books website and in bookstores (locations TBC), and profits after production costs will go to SOSAD Ireland.

Your stories must be between 5k and 10k words long, and should not be available anywhere else. We will accept poetry of any length, but note that our primary focus will be on short stories. You do not need to articulate your own mental health journey, although we appreciate that analogous or allegorical works are sometimes expressive of same. In keeping with this possibility, you might like to include a short introductory 'foreword' with the story, in case you would like to clarify anything about its content. Please complete the Submissions form below and attach your file, ensuring that it is in Doc, Docx, or PDF format. All other formats will be rejected.

We are also inviting artists from around the island of Ireland to submit their artwork for selection for the cover of Issue 1 of the Channel The Dark anthology, due to be published in March 2023. The book is currently planned for publication in two formats - e-book and paperback - so we will need a front cover image for the e-book and a 'wraparound' cover (an extension of the front cover) for the paperback. There may also be a hardback book, but that will be confirmed in time.

If selected, your artwork will feature on our website as a webpage background, and the book featuring your cover design will be sold via our website (e-book exclusively on our website) and in other outlets to be confirmed.

Enter via the Links below.

Best of luck!

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