DNA Magazine UK is extending its call for creative nonfiction submissions on the theme of Lies and Confessions until 13th April, 2018.
There is a certain measure of subjectivity in life. Each journey from crib to coffin is different, and with every step, our moral outlook evolves. We are each the hero of our own story but one man’s hero is another man’s villain. In issues 2 and 3, we asked you to tell us about identity and how the places in your life have left their mark, issue 4 asks you to dig deeper and examine the question of truth.
We want to hear about those times when you were a victim of dishonesty or when your honest self fled into the undergrowth. This can be a small white lie told to screw over a sibling or that time you told your mum her cake wasn’t eggy. We’re looking for big lies, small lies and shake to your core lies. What was the outcome of the dishonesty, and what happened when and if the truth came out?
DNA is open for submissions until midnight (BST) on 13th April 2018. We accept 300 – 500 words of prose or poetry (prose poetry is also welcome) and twitterature that is up to 144 characters long. If you have any photographs or documents which relate to your story, these can also be submitted alongside your work. Check our submission guidelines for more information.
Send us your submission, images and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issue 4 is expected to be published in June of 2018.
DNA Magazine is excited to announce that their second issue is now available to read online (completely free of charge).
The theme for this issue was identity, a topic that dominating headlines as we struggle to understand our place in the world we’re living in the face of political turmoil and polarising media headlines. At DNA, we rebel against the way huge groups of people are defined by the demographic groups they belong to. These neat boxes may appear to bring a sense of unification to the chaos of the human experience but really, they just oversimplify the glorious chaos of 8 billion unique lives. We take a brief peek into the lives of others, celebrating the things that make us similar and curiously exploring our differences.
This issue features the non-fiction work of 22 authors and poets (including Victoria Richards, Michael Carter, Helen Victoria Anderson and Michael Carter). Flick through pages of stamps with Christina Tang-Bernas as she brings a sense of order to her compulsive collection in A Eulogy in Stamps, share the anguish of sibling rivalry with Die Booth in The Cutter, risk entangling with bears in search of the serenity of a trout stream with Michael Carter in Blood Knot and finally, reflect on the role that high-profile medical cases play on our opinions about life, death and the indignity of disease in Phil Berry‘s moving essay Stigmata.
(Interested in submitting CNF prose/poetry/Twitterature to DNA? We’re now open for submissions for Issue 3: Locations. Submission information can be found here.)