The Face Project

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Calling all aspiring and established writers and poets!

Would you like to be featured in a unique art and literature publication?

Read on to learn how you can be a part of this exciting project. 


What do you see in this oil portrait?

How does it make you feel?

Write about it.

Make it personal. Make it meaningful.

Make it happy. Or sad.

Make it germane to our times. Or not at all.

The choice is entirely yours.


how is The Face Project going to work?

Over the next 28 weeks, one oil portrait will be posted every week.

Write a short story or poem about any (or all) of them and send it to :

Out of the stories and poems received, one entry will be chosen to pair with each painting.

The final selection of 28 entries will be announced here, within fifteen days of the final posting.

These works will then be published along with the paintings in a stunning one-of-a-kind worldwide publication.


submission guidelines

  • Send in your stories/poems to

  • The subject line must contain the number of the portrait your piece relates to.

  • Each entry must be no more than 1000 words and must be entirely original.

  • In order to be eligible for final selection, your entry must in some way connect to and embody the spirit of the portrait it was written for.

  • You may send in multiple entries up to a maximum of 28, limited to one per posting.

  • Each entry must be previously unpublished.

  • You must be over 18 years old to submit an entry.

  • If you would like to write your piece in a language other than English, please do get in touch.

  • The final selection will be made by an editorial panel chosen by The Face Project and the panel’s decision will be final.

  • The selected writers/poets will be notified by email within 15 days of the final posting.

  • The last date of submission is Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at 23:59 GMT.




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