The Lockdown Blues

Get involved

We’d love you to get involved in our online scrapbook by submitting contributions on the theme of loneliness before, during or after the Covid-19 lockdown and pandemic. Your contribution could be a short sentence, a letter, poem, song, essay, painting, sketch, video, meme – whatever your chosen medium.

If you would like to get involved, please read the contributor guidelines below, then head to our submit page.

For an easy read version of this website and guidance on how to share something with us, click here.
  • While this is intended to be a local project, we do welcome submissions from beyond the South West. If you have a connection with the area, we’d love to hear about it!
  • We want to keep things on topic, but your submissions can be about a whole range of feelings or experiences connected to loneliness. If you’re not sure whether loneliness definitely applies to your experience, or if you want to reflect positively on something like friendship, belonging, or community, this is still the place for you. We will screen submissions for relevance before sharing them on the website, just to make sure this is the right place for it. If you’re unsure about anything, please get in touch.
  • These topics might not always be comfortable, but we want this to be a safe and supportive space for readers, so we will check submissions for any type of unkindness or discrimination, and reserve the right not to publish anything in the scrapbook if it doesn’t fit with these principles.
  • All submissions we receive which comply with our principles will be shared on the public Scrapbook page of The Lockdown Blues website. It is up to you to choose whether you would like to share your contribution with your name attached to it, or with no name if you prefer. Please do not share any photographs of anyone without their permission.
  • Have fun and get creative! ‘Loneliness’ and ‘COVID-19’ are both terms which are pretty ‘grey’ already. Feel free to think outside of the box with your submissions!

Contact us

Got any questions for us? Want to get in touch? We love hearing from you. Please email us
We aim to reply within 3 working days.