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Calling all creative writers’: we’re looking to publish a selection of works in our 100th issue!

In celebration of reaching our century, we’re casting our minds forwards to see what the cultural landscape might look like in Liverpool in 2028 – when our 200th issue lands.

Through a series of projects, bido100! will explore our fast-paced and unpredictable future, and look to learn what we can do differently today to help shape a better, creative tomorrow.


The brief

Writers’ are invited to explore Liverpool’s new music and creative culture in the year 2028. Today, our city’s creative community faces a unique set of challenges and opportunities; from rapid digitisation to the rising prominence of AI.

As a community what do we foresee: a dystopian, culture-less nightmare or a utopian, Technicolor dream? What will be the key issues and challenges, opportunities and changes we’ll be grappling with in 2028? What will Liverpool’s new music and creative culture look like in another 100 Bido Lito! editions’ time?

Creative writing responding to this brief will be welcomed in all forms; whether poetry, verse or short stories. Submissions must be no more than 500 words.

To apply, please submit your piece to by Monday 13th May 2019.

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