Submissions open now until 31st May 2016
The Still Point Journal are excited to announce “Digital Selves in Research”, an Online Symposium of fiction and non-fiction, multimedia and off-line-media.
Our research combines papers and screens, inks and apps, books and blogs. Our explorations go behind doors and hyperlinks. Our heads are in the clouds and the Cloud. What effect does this have on us as researchers?
We invite creative responses to the experience of researching across analogue and digital, between real and virtual worlds. In parallel to our forthcoming print Issue #2: The Researcher’s Notebook, we want to explore how digital spaces and tools shape our thoughts in surprising ways. We are less interested in what your new data set tells us about the world than what it felt like to make it. We are more interested in how technology is shaping the researcher than the research.
We invite submissions of creative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, visual, audio, video or any other internet-ready format. Responses can be as creative and as broad as you like, and we especially encourage submissions that play with form. Collaborative work is welcomed.
We will publish successful submissions as part of an Online Symposium to be hosted on The Still Point Blog in July 2016. We will showcase the array of digital experiences over two weeks, which will be free and open to all for comment and response on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.
- Non-fiction pieces should be between 500 and 1000 words
- Short stories should be between 140 characters and 1000 words
- Audio and video should be no more than 10 min
- Please send between 1 and 3 poems
- All visual submissions should be in a high quality digital file (scanned to 300 dpi)
Please send any submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 31st May 2016. No institutional affiliation is required. Find the most up-to-date information on our blog.
Who stages a literary coup in a library? And what’s Calvino got to do with it?
Ark is launching an exciting new series of immersive, themed short story performances in libraries, involving curated film, dance, sound and interactive book art. We begin by taking over Primrose Hill Community Library on Thursday 23rd April at 7:30pm with ‘A Literary Coup’: a libraries-themed performance in celebration of World Book Night.
[Insert diarising pause.]
It will include newly-commissioned stories from the brilliant Nikesh Shukla, Hannah Silva and Sarah Grochala, and performances of classic short stories by Calvino, Borges and Walter R. Brooks by actors Susanna Hislop, Charlie Partridge and Maeve Leahy, integrated with newly-commissioned film, live music and sound.
There will be street and contemporary dance from Michelle Bailey and interactive book art by Chloe Spicer – expect the chance to write an edible book and exchange a book hat. You’ll also walk away with a surprise, hand-wrapped book as a gift, just for being a part of it.
One health warning: possible imagination overload. But there will be wine!
Take a quick click trip to the Ark website for more information.
Tickets just released – only £6 (£5 concessions): BUY TICKETS HERE
Please tweet about it: @arkshortstories #literarycoup Do drop us a line or tell us a story: email@example.com And we’d love you to like us on Facebook too. Hope to see you soon!
HeadStuff.org is a new website. And oh! it’s a wonderful place. We are interested in everything that we think is interesting. We love literature like this and we are always open to submissions. We accept basically everything with two stipulations.
1: It has to be interesting and
2: it has to be good.
We have stories, poems, criticism, reviews, essays… basically, anything literary is in our literature section.
We also have great Science like this and lovely Art like this and sometimes we merge the two. We find History very interesting and it can be funny, but maybe not quite as funny as the stuff in our Humour section. We love Music and Film and we’re also into what’s going on in the world.
Every month we have a new Legend of the Month which has proven very popular, and we even leave a clue at the bottom of each new Legend post so that readers can try to guess the next legend, and win a legend-related prize.
If you are interested in contributing to any of these sections, or even multiple sections like a lot of our contributors do, then please feel free to send an email to Editor@HeadStuff.org and you can see each of our contributors here.
Hey, even if you have an idea or a suggestion, maybe you’re uncertain about a topic, or you have an idea for a serialized or recurring piece, get in touch and we’ll talk.
We’re very happy to be involved with ShortStops, and very delighted that you read this all the way to the end. Go you. You get an A.