DEAR FUTURE CONTRIBUTORS,
Before filming, take a moment to consider the mode of delivery that best complements your content. A simple self-recorded reading for the camera can be as powerful as an intricately-produced clip, though by all means, get conceptual if that approach enhances your text.
If you’ve been mulling over an idea and you’re not sure if it’s in HENRY’s register, browse our Archive. Or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you with all possible speed.
We accept .MOV, .MP4, .MPG, .M4V, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVI, or .WMV files.
Submit to: email@example.com by uploading via WeTransfer, YouSendit, Dropbox, or sending a private link from YouTube or Vimeo. We will notify you of acceptance via e-mail as soon as possible, always within three months.
Accompany all submissions with the typed title of the work you’re delivering, your name and, if you’re not reading an original piece, the name of the author. You may also include a short cover letter or bio if you wish. If accepted, we will send you a questionnaire about your piece that will complement the video on the site.
Submissions should not exceed three minutes in length.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept videos that are currently posted online, including public links on YouTube and Vimeo.
If you’re vacillating between recording a paragraph from Gatsby or a swatch of that short story you’ve been honing for the past three months, odds are the composition closest to you will make for the most dynamic submission.
Practice your piece aloud a few times before recording, and engage the camera as you would an audience.
If you’re planning to read in a straightforward manner, please silently face the camera for a full 5-10 seconds before introducing yourself, as well as the title and creator of the work you’ll be delivering. After you complete your reading, please silently face the camera for another 5-10 seconds. These buffers will allow us to fade in and out of your video.
Videos shot using cell phones, Photo Booth on Mac, digital cameras or the most advanced film equipment are equally prized. Collaborations often make for the most compelling content; should you work with partners, you may include credits with your submission. Please keep them as brief as possible.
If you encounter production or file-transmission complications, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try our best to remedy your impasse.