[NetBehaviour] Looking for new Robin Hood stories

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 13:37:47 CEST 2013


*What's this about?*
I am doing University research and experimenting into the future of the
book (more here: http://augmentedwonder.blogspot.co.uk). This is a media
arts project, where my aim is to make a book that exists in two forms - as
a printed book and also online. The printed book will be "extended" using
Augmented Reality software on a smartphone. You will be able to launch the
online book by pointing your phone at drawings in the printed book.

*What am I looking for?*
Robin Hood short stories, from all over the world, every country, every
culture.

I am looking for short stories, cultural retellings, translations,
adaptations, or reversionings of the Robin Hood story.

Stories could also be about bandits, outlaws who fight the rich/
establishment powers and give to the poor, stories of resistance.

You can base your story on the traditional Robin Hood legend/ folk tale, or
the films, TV series, even the Disney cartoon version if you like. You
could consider modern day stories, software pirates or terrorists might be
good examples. You might like to think of Robin Hood as a vehicle for
regional political expression. You could consider Robin Hood from many
angles, the ambivalence of the story, the charismatic leader, the moral
ambiguity, the sense of impossibility.

I am particularly interested in Robin Hood type stories from different
cultures, and by writers from non-western countries.

*What's my interest?*
I want to build a collection of cultural retellings of the Robin Hood
story, to exist in a printed book and also online. I want to assemble and
structure these retellings in an interesting way across different media
forms.

*What do you get out of it?*
Your story will go straight away into the online book, which exists in
Reddit. Here it will live with the other Robin Hood and bandit stories.
When the printed book is finished - which I expect in a month or so, then
you will be able to position your book within the printed book (I will
explain later how to do this).

Your story will be acknowledged throughout the project; your name will
appear in the Augmented Reality, online and in all literature. You will be
taking part in an experiment in the future of the book, and your story will
be very gratefully received!

All online stories will be posted in Reddit, where I will encourage the
community to respond to your story. I'll make sure your name gets seen!

*Requirements*
1. Word limits: 1000 - 2000 words
2. English language
3. Stories and poetry
4. Fact or fiction
5. Be creative and imaginative
6. Feel free to be controversial, opinionated, political
7. Please post links to one or more images or videos with your story. For
photos, drawings, sketches etc - please use Flickr, Imgur. For video please
use YouTube.
8. Multiple authors per story is fine
9. Authors can write continuing stories (e.g. as in Sherlock Holmes or
Dickens)
10. Please incorporate one of these subjects somewhere/ somehow in your
story: bird, elephant, flowers, hand, moon, sun, comet, gallows, guns,
gold, software.

*Reddit*
Please sign up to Reddit and post your story here: *http://redd.it/1j0mn8*
I will be regularly posting writing prompts into Reddit.
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