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You must be a current member of the National Storytelling Network to enter the Fringe lottery and pay an entry fee of $10.

Your Fringe Performance is 55 minutes of whatever you wish to present. Please provide content warnings, if any.

This lottery will be held on January 9, 2021, in connection with our “RESOLUTE” Virtual Slam to determine all the Fringe Spots throughout 2021. You will receive an email from the Fringe Committee within 48 hours of the lottery with the official results. Thanks to easily available social networking, people may see or hear announcements of the results from individuals sooner. Results are not considered final until announced by NSN.

Fringe Lottery Application

When you pay via credit card, there is a transaction fee of 2-3% on the transaction (if you pay $100, NSN only receives $97 of it). You can ensure NSN receives 100% of your payment by including the transaction fee in your payment.
By providing your email address, you agree to receive emails from NSN.
This is used by NSN only for urgent questions or emergencies.
Please no more than 200 characters (roughly 100-word) count.

Acknowledgements

Type name above (serves as online signature)

Total Due: $

You must be in attendance on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at X (time? 7pm CST?) and paid the audience entrance fee.

If you would like to tell a story in the NSN Slam, please fill out and submit this form in its entirety. This is the form to put your name in the “virtual hat” to be able to tell a story. NOTE: You will still need to register for the slam at storynet.org.

RULES:

  1. You will have 5 minutes to tell your story with a 30-second grace period. At six minutes, your story will be cut off. The audience will take the length of your story into account in their voting.
  2. Your story must be a true personal story that happened to you, related to the theme: RESOLUTE.
  3. You must also register for the Slam, either as a single ticketed event, or as part of a package deal.
  4. You must agree to have your story recorded, and give NSN the rights to use that story in the future (more details below).
  5. The winners, voted on by the audience will receive:
    First Place: $100
    Second Place: $50
    Third Place: $25

Signup form will be released shortly.

FOCUS OF LUUV: What makes you swoon or gets your heart pumping? Delve into romantic or playful love stories that are personal, from folklore, or original. This particular program focuses on more teens and adults.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: NSN wants to support artists while financing its existence. We will pay $50-$150 (or basically $10 a minute up to $150). The actual fee for the length of the story will be adjusted & we will inform you for each story. Recordings, with your permission, will be part of NSN’s digital library with copyright still owned by you. This digital release is sent upon official acceptance.

SHOWCASE DEADLINE = December 12, 2020, story to be shown on February 6, 2021

Send your pre-recorded 12-20-minute story or up to 2 short stories up to that 20-minute time.

Please pay attention to your backdrop, sound, lighting, and video quality during recording. (For a quick overview of what NOT to do, watch this: https://youtu.be/fF62SSITKsg) Please submit recordings at highest quality. The committee reserves the right to consult with you for a re-recording if the submitted version does not meet our needs.

You will be notified of the results.

Showcase Call for Proposals – LUUV

By providing your email address, you agree to receive emails from NSN.
This is used by NSN only for urgent questions or emergencies.
There is a limit of 100 words. Please include ways that audience members can find you to contact you in the future (email, social media handle, etc.)

First Story

Example: “The Spark,” best for teens and adults. We are not looking for elementary-level stories though welcome for ages 10+.
You must put in http:// or https:// before your web address for it to be valid. This is NOT the actual video file such as MP4 or .MOV. You can have your video link be “unlisted” on YouTube (not private), Vimeo, website, etc. This must be “final” version that could also be used for the Showcase itself. If chosen, we may consult with you for a re-recording depending on our impressions of sound, lighting, etc.

Second Story

Example: “The Spark,” best for teens and adults. We are not looking for elementary-level stories though welcome for ages 10+.
You must put in http:// or https:// before your web address for it to be valid. This is NOT the actual video file such as MP4 or .MOV. You can have your video link be “unlisted” on YouTube (not private), Vimeo, website, etc. This must be “final” version that could also be used for the Showcase itself. If chosen, we may consult with you for a re-recording depending on our impressions of sound, lighting, etc.

Acknowledgements

Type name above (serves as online signature)

You must be in attendance on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at X (time? 7pm CST?) and paid the audience entrance fee.

If you would like to tell a story in the NSN Slam, please fill out and submit this form in its entirety. This is the form to put your name in the “virtual hat” to be able to tell a story. NOTE: You will still need to register for the slam at storynet.org.

RULES:

  1. You will have 5 minutes to tell your story with a 30-second grace period. At six minutes, your story will be cut off. The audience will take the length of your story into account in their voting.
  2. Your story must be a true personal story that happened to you, related to the theme: SWOON.
  3. You must also register for the Slam, either as a single ticketed event, or as part of a package deal.
  4. You must agree to have your story recorded, and give NSN the rights to use that story in the future (more details below).
  5. The winners, voted on by the audience will receive:
    First Place: $100
    Second Place: $50
    Third Place: $25

Signup form will be released shortly.

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