Diaspora Dialogues’ Call for Submissions for Their Mentoring Program and a Progress Report from Our Team of App-Stronauts

Hey moonwalkers, it might be a little bit quieter than usual at Story Planet this week, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see you. Drop by the Intergalactic Travel Authority (the café/shop in the front half of our space) and escape the heat over an iced coffee and a tasty treat!

Open Call for Submissions for Diaspora Dialogues Mentoring Program
Diaspora Dialogues, an organization committed to supporting emerging Toronto writers and their literature that reflects our wonderful city is looking for submissions for their upcoming mentoring program. If you’ve written a full or near-full draft of an original novel, or collection of short stories or poems about Toronto, click this link to find out if you’re eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Make sure to read the submission guidelines and formatting rules before mailing in your manuscript. Submissions will NOT be accepted by email or fax.

Our App-Stronauts Are Officially onto the Testing Phase

The above video was based on one of the storyboards
created by one of our app-stronauts.

The Atomatons, our dedicated team of app-stronauts have been making great progress with their new app. So far, they’ve completed the design phase with the help of skilled app developers, Andrew Jackman and Richard Marskell, broken off into groups to test their clickable prototype, and gone back to Andrew and Richard with notes on what they liked, and what they thought could be improved. By the time it’s ready to be made available to the public, our app-stronauts hope it’ll include features like: talk to type, drawing your own images and starting a story in the middle and figuring out the beginning and end at your own pace. What a cool idea!