Some suggestions and prompts… From The Picture of Dorian Gray to Jane Eyre, mysterious rooms and their contents have always been an inspiration. Think also: Office basement, room above a shop, wine cellar, a loft that runs above several buildings. What feelings are evoked in such rooms? What is the mood-music of these places: safe, melancholy, terrifying? What secrets do they hold? What histories have unfolded? Think about the senses – the smell, sight, touch and sounds of attics and basements. What’s the most vivid memory you have of an attic or a basement, or write a comparative analysis of the two spaces. This could go either way: up or down!
We welcome short fiction, graphic stories, memoir, photographs, illustrations or any combination of the above. The only restriction is a word-limit of 150 and images should fit well into an A6 panel. The deadline is 23rd July 2016.
All winning entries will receive Writing Maps and contributor copies, while three overall winners for the issue receive cash prizes (1st = £150; 2nd = £75; 3rd = £50).
Guidelines and submissions are all on The A3 Review‘s Submittable page.