4 months ago

Call for Submissions: “Secret Language”- Story Collection

Got a secret language? We're all ears!

We’re looking for stories and audio-visual material that capture life in Kosovo and Serbia from 1980 to 2010. This includes memories from people who grew up during this time and their parents, who often navigated life using both Albanian and Serbian languages.

We’re on a mission to collect stories from people of all ages in Serbia and Kosovo. We’re especially keen on tales that are funny, witty, or just downright clever – stories that show how people have shared information without others catching on.

Our project is all about capturing the magic of secret languages – those hidden codes and inside jokes that connect us in unique ways. Whether it’s the special language your family uses to keep secrets from the kids or the clever codes you and your friends invented, we want to hear about it!

You can submit your stories in various artistic formats, from audio recordings and written texts to video interviews, comics, animations, memes, screenshots, art drawings, and music…

Selected stories will be carefully curated into a special archive and published in a book called “Secret Language,” showcasing the richness and diversity of your stories.

And here’s the best part – if your story is selected, you’ll receive a free copy of the book delivered right to your doorstep!

If you will be submitting a text, please do not exceed the limit of 3000 characters. You can submit you text in Albanian, Serbian or English.

Don’t miss out – submit your story via this link, https://forms.gle/kmk8rAwBv8Zo6qkv5 by April 12th, 2024, at 23:59 and become part of this exciting project.

If you have any other questions or comments please contact us at [email protected].

“This activity was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Anibar and ICSS and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union”.