Have you been inspired by a song?

Was it a tune that drove you to tears, then to the page?

Or perhaps an adventure centred around a killer gig?

Well then, we want your  short stories, poetry, music journalism, essays, photography and artwork!

Forest Publications Presents …

This Next One Goes Out To… is our homage to the relationship between literature and music.

Submissions should generally be less than 5000 words.

Send work to:submissions@forpub.com

Please send photos and artwork as high-res images

Deadline: October 30, 2010

Forest Publications has always enjoyed the relationship between music and literature. Both The Golden Hour Book 1 and The Golden Hour Book 2 have included a cd featuring artists like John Crave, Le Enfant Bastard, Withered Hand, Francois & the Atlas Mountains, & Billy Liar. Each month, we produce  The Golden Hour  which takes place in the Forest Cafe, Edinburgh. The Golden Hour is an event that combines readings, bad jokes, music, funny jokes, dancing and visual rubbish in a cabaret setting. Readers have ranged from relatively unknown, untested writers to those with international followings like AL Kennedy and Michel Faber. Many of our musicians friends have gone on to claim critical and commercial success. Forest Publications has been generously funded by the Scottish Arts Council. To learn more about The Golden Hour visit http://forpub.com/goldenhourevent/

To read about The Golden Hour in the news visit: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4136769 & http://www.theskinny.co.uk/article/9911 … olden-hour