Hamlet Jam is a play about Shakespeare's objectively coolest play, and we'd like to welcome anyone and everyone to join! You may submit any type of work for this jam: digital or physical/analog games are both welcome, as are comics, fiction, poetry, Twine projects, etc. If you can put it on Itch, you can put it here—as long as it's clearly related to Hamlet in some way.
- It's gotta be related to Hamlet.
- Please don't "jam spam" with unrelated work.
- However, if you're sincerely on the fence about something, you can generally feel safe just going for it! Hamlet exists not only as a play in itself but as a well-known cultural work. Do you have something to say about its treatment of women, a personal memory relating to a specific performance, or an idea for adapting it to a figure skating routine or a cookbook? Do you think Hamlet and Horatio should make out, or that Ophelia would make a great playbook for your favorite PbtA game? Will your players be suffering the slings and arrows of bullet hell? It's up to you!
- If at all possible, include plain-text, audiobook, or otherwise multiply accessible versions of your work.
- Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged. The more the merrier!
- Feel free to submit something you've started or even completed before the jam; there's no need to only work during the jam itself. Feel free to submit WIP or unfinished works.
- You may also reach out to me to request a late submission if necessary.
- Don’t be a bigot or use your works, the jam, or the community around the jam as a space for hate.
For further conversation and feedback, join the Hamlet Jam discord server or use the #Jamlet hashtag on Twitter!
Hell Yeah Poetry Jam is hosted by Gray @waveechocave. Feel free to reach me with any questions or concerns!
The photo used as the jam cover is Thomas Lawrence's portrait of actor John Philip Kemble as Hamlet (1801).