Project in a nutshell
Our aim is to create an anthology of short pieces written by our society members set within our collaboratively made world, allowing our members to see their work in print and us to share our ideas and what we love with all of you.
Who we are
We are the Inklings, the University of York's only Creative Writing Society. We are a student run society determined to encourage and bring out the most of our members' creativity in a form we all love, writing! We have a wide range of talents and styles, from poetry to prose, from horror to children tales. Our members are willing to turn their hands to anything in the literary world with some wonderful, some disastrous and some truly hilarious results!
Our project story
Last term, the Inklings decided on the project of building a world as a group. Any writer will know the difficulty of creating a truly original setting and we took on that challenge with the help of all our members. Collaboratively the members of Inklings pooled their ideas and created Inkverse, a world encompassing four main literary genres and a lot more besides. This last academic term we have challenged our members to give us their best writing set within the Inkverse, be it a poem, prose, recipes, tourist guide, newspaper article - all is acceptable! Now we would love to share this great and wonderful world of writing with you!
The Inkverse Anthology provides a valuable opportunity for our writers to submit their writing for inspection, to understand the editorial process and to see their work in print, something all writers dream of. Even more than that, it gives them an opportunity to share their writing and passion with people outside the Inklings and York University. Inkverse is our opportunity to inspire more people into writing and discovering just what it is we as a society love about this creative process of putting pen to paper (or hand to keyboard!).
Where will the money go?
All money raised will go towards binding and printing our anthology professionally, with a little spent on postage and packaging. We are hoping for a 50+ page booklet and around 50-60 copies for our members, family and friends and anyone else in the university and out who may wish to view our work and be involved in the Inklings. Should things really take off and we get more than our target we shall add the illustrations produced by our members to go with their literary genius!
We want to keep all our sponsors involved so we will be updating hopefully every two weeks on progress of the project and hopefully some funny outtakes from the video for you all to enjoy, plus thank yous from the committee.
Don't forget we have some fabulous rewards to give to those who donate that we are eager to share!
Find us here!
Follow us and find out what we are doing and how the project is progressing! Not to mention a few sneak peaks!
Help us succeed!
Please share this project with anyone you think might supports us, or anyone you think may be interested in the finished Anthology! The more people who know the more likely we are to succeeded and be able to share what we love with the world. So please sponsor the Inkverse anthology and help us make our world truly come to life!