Open Call & Event: THGF Bedtime Stories with About the Physical Object

In August we’re joining forces with About the Physical Object to help explore their the physicality of books and photographs. We’re adapting our long running project, The Heart Grows Fonder, for a participatory, submissions based, all day event that will allow you to come along and curate and write your own bedtime photostory.

About the Physical Object will be at Bold Tendencies August 19th – 21st and we’re looking for submissions now!

THGF Bedtime Stories Sat August 20th August. 12 to 5pm

Free Entry at Floors 7-10, 95A Rye Ln, London SE15 4TG

About the Physical Object is a new event at Bold Tendencies exploring the physical aspects of books in all desired disciplines, ranging from traditional publishing to performance arts. The About the Physical Object weekend will consist of a schedule of new and interesting approaches to producing publications of one kind or another. Concentrating on the idea of the physical nature of publishing, photography and literature: All within the idea of the book and the physical object.

Miniclick's The Heart Grows Fonder. Oct 25th, 2014

Based on Marshall Mcluhan’s seminal book, Medium is the Massage, this project seeks to address warnings of the distancing effects of new media, via an online and print community, which is dedicated to bringing people together. This all day zine making event with Miniclick and their guest Jame Neale will be running a short story writing workshop based upon photographic submissions allowing you to come along and create your own photo illustrated bedtime story. Throughout the day we will have short drop in activities and an interactive environment encouraging photo based story writing. We aim to help create an interactive story writing environment reflecting the collective and interpretive nature of The Heart Grows Fonder as a project and exploring the relationship between image and text in creating a narrative.

For the full programme of events visit:



We are currently asking for submissions relating to the theme of ‘Bedtime Stories’, these will fits into one of the seven categories discussed in McLuhan’s text: You, Your Family, Your Neighbourhood, Your Education, Your Job, Your Government, and ‘The Others’. We’re not just after photos, but illustrations, paintings, drawings, diagrams or cartoons. Anything that can be put on paper!

If you’re stuck for ideas, visit the THGF website for inspiration.


Submission Deadline is midnight on Monday 15th August.

Submissions can be photography, illustration, graphic design, painting, short story or poem. Anything that can be printed on a sheet of paper.

Images based submissions must be 300dpi and 30cm (12 inches) along the long edge, RGB.

When submitting work, please name the files as YOUR NAME_YOUR LOCATION_NUMBER (ie Jim Stephenson_Brighton_1)

There is no limit to how many submissions you can make.

Submissions will be credited as: Bedtime : Jim Stephenson / Brighton / 2016

Submissions (and any questions) should be sent to

Please note, all work submitted will be printed in black and white for THGF. The online archive will display submissions as they were originally submitted. If you wish, for colour images, you may submit a colour version and we can do the conversion for you.

By submitting work to The Heart Grows Fonder, you do not surrender any copyright or other rights to your submissions. Miniclick claims no copyright but you do agree to Miniclick using your submissions to promote THGF, to printing it out for use in the event in London and to adding it to the online archive.  All work will always be credited whenever used.

Miniclick accept no responsibility for legal action taken against anyone submitting work for which they do not have the right to distribute.

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