Call for Stories

Northlands 2018 Storytelling Confabulation!
April 27-29 • The Pyle Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Application Deadline: Midnight, January 26, 2018
~ Five Juried Showcases ~

To Qualify:

You must be a member of Northlands Storytelling Network to submit a story for consideration. Membership information can be found on the website or by contacting the office.

Producer’s Note: Showcases imply the best of the best go on stage, so each story is reviewed by a jury of your peers. Each showcase will have at least one new performer to the Northlands stage, so age and experience will not matter. The quality of the performance does.


  • Friday, 8:00 pm, Theme – Leap: Stories from the Edge
  • Friday, 9:15 pm, Theme – Ghost Stories
  • Saturday, 2:00 pm, Theme – Jack Tales Collection
  • Saturday, 7:30 pm, Theme – Blush
  • Sunday, 11:00 am, No Theme


  • Two stories may be submitted.
  • Stories must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
  • Stories must be told, not read.
  • Any story introductions must be included on the recording and included in the length.
  • Storytellers are responsible for securing permissions for the use of any material under copyright.
  • The Jack Tales Collection requires only 2 minutes of your story for the submission.


  • Stories may be submitted as either audio or video
  • Digital files save in MP3, AIFF, Windows Media, or MP4 format
  • YouTube/Vimeo links are accepted
  • Burned to CD or DVD

nclude • Your Name, Email and Phone Number • Title of Story and the Showcase to which it is being submitted
Include the link to the YouTube or Video location or attach digital file(s) to the email
Send to

Mail CD or DVD
Northlands Storytelling Network
P.O. Box 283, Hugo, MN 55038
Include • Your Name, Email and Phone Number • Title of Story and the Showcase to which it is being submitted
Please mail in advance so your package arrives no later than January 26, 2018

If Selected:

  • You must tell the story that you submitted, in the time length submitted.
  • You will be asked to send a photo and a short bio for the conference program.
  • There is no monetary compensation, however, you are invited to display your brochures and sell your CDs/tapes/books in the bookstore during the conference.


Contact Dorothy Cleveland, Administrator | Conference Coordinator
Tel: 651-330-8461 or Email: