Rule #1 SHORTs-LISTING
If you want to tell your story and be Shorts-Listed, email us the title and a short description of your story (what’s it about) in firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you back with instructions.
Rule #2 FOLLOW THE THEME
Each Shorts event has a specific theme that your stories have to follow.
Rule #3 KEEP IT SHORTs
Tell your story in 8 minutes. You will hear a short chime to signal that you only have one minute left.
Rule #4 KEEP IT REAL
Exercise artistic freedom but your story must be true and told in the first person perspective.
Rule #5 BE SPONTANEOUS
Tell tour story to a live audience via Zoom, with no notes or script.
Rule #6 SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE
Tell your story in the language you are most comfortable with, that your audience will understand.
Rule #7 RESPECT YOUR LISTENERS
No discriminatory language, racial or gender slurs, rants, personal plugs or promotions.
Rule #8 LOVE THE STORIES
The Zoom chat will be open. Disrespectful, offensive, vulgar and rude comments are not allowed. Compliments, praises and questions to the storytellers are welcome.