Call for Submissions: HCE’s Brutal Issue

The editors at Here Come Everyone magazine (HCE) are seeking submissions for our upcoming Brutal Issue. We’re a quarterly literary magazine of short fiction, poetry, articles and artwork based around topical and interesting themes. HCE is published by Silhouette Press, a not-for-profit publishing social enterprise that aims to create a network of artists, writers and thinkers to create new and innovative content, as well as carry out community creative writing projects. Together, we aim to provide an open and accessible platform for readers and contributors.

The new theme: BRUTALITY/BRUTALISM

Deadline: 30 June 2017

We encourage bold/striking interpretations of the theme. If your link to brutality isn’t self-evident, we advise you to include a few lines in your author bio to provide context.

Poetry: you may submit up to three poems of no longer than 30 lines each.

Fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; stories may be up to 2,000 words.

Non-fiction: please submit only one piece per issue; articles may be up to 1,500 words.

Artwork: you may submit up to three pieces; we accept all visual media (300 dpi and 640 x 640 res)

 

Please see our submissions guidelines for full details. Work must be sent via the Submittable button on our website; stuff we receive via email will not be accepted. Any Word or .doc.x format is fine, but no PDFs. For submissions of artwork, please ensure your files are of sufficient image size and hi-res, otherwise they cannot be used.

We look forward to receiving your creations…

To get an idea of what HCE is looking for, you can check out our brand new Toys & Games Issue – now available for purchase from our shop! Full of short stories and flash fiction, plus art, poetry and other writing.

Digital Writer in Residence: Commemorating World War I

Banner-unknown-soldier-624x254Writing East Midlands has commissioned poet and polar explorer Siobhan Logan to be our Digital Writer in Residence as part of the 14-18 Now commemorations of the centenary of the declaration of WWI.

On the 14-18 Now.  website, acclaimed writer Kate Pullinger and writer/director Neil Bartlett introduces the national project Letter to an Unknown Soldier:  “On Platform One of Paddington Station in London, there is a statue of an unknown soldier; he’s reading a letter. On the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of war – in this year crowded with official remembrance and ceremony – we’re inviting everyone in the country to pause, take a moment or two, and write that letter. All the letters the soldier receives will be published here, creating a new kind of war memorial – one made only of words.”

Every week, Siobhan, whose first book, Firebridge to Skyshore: A Northern Lights Journey is a collection of prose and poetry exploring the myths and science of the aurora borealis, will provide inspiration, answer questions or help you polish your writing as you add your voice to this exciting national project.pinkrim

This unique, week-long residency will take the form of an online forum, where you will find resources to inspire your writing, links to valuable research material and hints and tips from Siobhan,who will be available to read your work and offer you advice every day from Mon 28th July to Sun 3rd Aug.

To be a part of this exciting national project all you need to do is SIGN UP to the Writing East Midlands Forum and start writing!

14-18logoWhen you’ve written something you’re happy with, you can submit it to the Letters to an Unknown Soldier project at the 14-18 Now website. When you do submit your work, please let them know that we sent you by putting Writing East Midlands in the ‘Organisation’ box on the submission form.

There have already been 16,000 letters so far – read the letters and add your voice to this inspiring and exciting project.