ABC Open publishes and broadcasts stories created by regional Australians. I’ve read some wonderful stories online.
All contributions feature on the website, and selected stories also appear across ABC TV, Radio and Online.
Each month a new topic is chosen for the ABC Open 500 Word Project.
This month the topic is My Other Life. You can contribute by writing a 500 word true story about something unusual you get up to outside of work, or a side of yourself that other people don’t normally see. Write about your unusual passion and how you first got involved in it. How does your other self contrast with the side most people see? What satisfaction does your other life offer you that you don’t get from your day-to-day life? How does your passion contribute to you as a whole person?
Check out the other stories people have shared on this topic or explore stories from previous months by clicking here.
The deadline for this topic is the 9th April. Submit your story to ABC Open on their website.
ABC Open also runs free workshops [/events] in regional Australia where you can learn more about video, writing, photography and online publishing.
What also impresses me about the ABC Project is the community that has built up around it, and how that community’s heart is expressed through the hilarious, the heart-wrenching, and the amazing stories published online.