PAPER AND INK LITERARY ZINE ISSUE #6

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Issue #6 of PAPER AND INK is all designed and ready to go and let me tell you… It really is our biggest and best issue yet. Over forty writers and artists from all over the world are featured. There are some amazing stories and fantastic artwork. The only problem is that we now need to raise the funds to get the mag printed. I don’t normally do this but I have turned to Indiegogo for a little helping hand. There are some awesome perks and rewards up for grabs so please lend your support if you’re able to. If you can’t help out financially then please share the campaign on your networks. It would be a big help and very much appreciated!

http://igg.me/at/paperandinkzine/x/3352121

 

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Elbow Room Competition

We at Elbow Room have decided to celebrate the diversity and talent we have encountered over three delightful and successful years. We are inviting artists and writers from across the arts to submit work to our inaugural competition, which will culminate in a special event and publication. The competition launched on the 1st of June and, closing on the 16th of August, currently has one month left. We are delighted by the responses so far.

Watching our daily page hits climb and climb and our first entries start to come in feels like the beginning of something very special. Since launching we have had over 2000 page hits from more than a 1000 visitors to the website. Thats quadruple the number of people visiting the site than the month before. But we want still more people to know and so are trying to get the word out about the competition out as far and wide as possible. If anyone has any suggestions or wants to tweet, share it on Facebook, put up posters, blog about it, send out carrier pigeons or write in the sky you are more than welcome to.

Elbow Room was inspired by a desire to muddle up the worlds neatly categorised bookshelves. To stop putting poetry over here and photography over there, fiction over here and sculpture far, far over there, music on this shelf and painting on that one and instead sit them cover-to-cover, showing and sharing inspirations, similarities and yes, differences. We wanted to create a space that celebrates art in all guises and so we made Elbow Room.

This competition is part of that celebration. In October the winners and runners up in all three categories will be part of an event in London, a mini autumn festival of the arts. Somewhere (we haven’t chosen a venue yet) we will host an exhibition and a night of live readings. Short stories, poems and visual art will share a space and an audience for a weekend. In the pages of the competition anthology they will share a space for a lot longer than that.

It is truly important to us that the competition showcases as diverse a cross section of the arts as possible. That we show off the incredible work of incredible artists from across multiple disciplines. In the next month it is your job to decide if you want to enter and share your work with us. It is our job to ensure that our first competition is a true celebration of art in all guises.

We are ready and waiting for all your amazing work. We can’t wait to see what we get.

Here are a few details but for full guidelines and to enter please visit our website www.elbow-room.org/competition

Deadline: Sunday the 16th of August at midnight GMT.

Winners will be notified by Wednesday the 30th of September via email and will be publicised on the website soon after.

The event will be held towards the end of October and will be publicised after the winners are announced.

The Judging Panel includes Rosie Sherwood, Zelda Chappel and Lauren Fried.

Categories

Poetry

Prose

Visual Arts

 

Prizes for each category

First prize in each category: £200

Second and third prizes in each category: £50 each

All winners will be published in a special competition anthology edition of Elbow Room.

All winners will be featured in a London based exhibition and live event.

 

The Queen’s Head Flash Fiction Competition – With Mahr

After discovering Marh, a.k.a. Piotr Marchela, way back in February, we’ve fallen in love with his illustrations – but of course we have! His work is folky, mysterious, and just a little bit grisly; what’s not to like? So The Queen’s Head is well chuffed to be teaming up with him to launch a flash fiction competition. Up for grabs is a Queen’s Head bundle of everything we’ve published thus far! That includes:

  • The Queen’s Head back-issues #1-5 & New Issue #6
  • ‘The Queen’s Head Presents’ triptych mini-zine
  • 2 x postcards by Tawny Kerr – ‘Wish You Were Here’ & ‘Come Home Soon’
  • 1 x poster by Kate Montgomery & Aimee Williamson – ‘Agony Aunts’

It’s a veritable zine haul. Three runners-up will get any issue of their choosing, and all writers in the top ten will have their work featured on the site.

To enter, send us up to 300 words inspired by one of three of Marh’s illustrations, which can be found here on The Queen’s Head blog.

Here’s the guidelines:

  • The competition is open to UK & Ireland entrants only.
  • The closing date for entries is midnight (UK time) on the 7th June.
  • Submit your entry to thequeenszine@gmail.com. Please start your subject line with ‘Comp Sub’ followed by the name of your chosen illustration, with your name, flash fiction and word count included in the body of the email.
  • Any entries over 300 words will be disqualified.
  • Entries must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere; copyright remains with the author.

We can’t wait to read your entries – get flashing!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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PAPER AND INK LITERARY ZINE is currently accepting submissions for its sixth issue, the theme of which is childhood. No restrictions on age, race, gender, sexual orientation or geographical location; we promote good writing, presented on paper and printed in ink. We are also looking for photography and illustrations for the issue. Email all submissions to paperandinkzine@outlook.com. Previous issues can be purchased on our website and all other info can be found on the following flyer:

CALL FOR SUBS FLYER 6

Firewords Issue 3 is here!

Firewords Issue 3

Hi there ShortStops! Hot off the press, the newest issue of Firewords features stories about life, love and letting go, as well as the usual striking visuals created by an array of talented illustrators, photographers and designers.

The new look of Issue 2 gained a wonderful reaction and this has encouraged us to retain the perfect-bound format which really does maximize the impact of the artistry inside. We are learning alongside the growth of the magazine, and are sure that Issue 3 is our best one yet! Get yourself a copy and let us know if you agree.

Also available in our brand new shop: The much requested subscriptions are back and we have special Christmas bundles for sale – only £11 with free UK delivery! Stocking filler anyone?

P.S. Submissions for Issue 4 will be opening in early December, so keep your eyes peeled!

Firewords Christmas Bundles

Firewords Issue 3

Firewords Issue 3

Submissions for Firewords Quarterly Issue 2 open until July 11th!

We’re thrilled to again open our doors for submissions of short stories (under 2000 words) and poetry for the second edition of Firewords Quarterly.

Issue One received a great response (you can see a few photos on our ShortStops page or on our website) and we’re eager to make Issue Two even better. We work with the best artists, illustrators, photographers, hand-letterers and designers to bring each piece of writing we publish to life. So, if you’d like your work to get the Firewords treatment, what are you waiting for?

  • Deadline: 11th July
  • Word Count: Under 2000
  • Theme: Summer (this is optional and we would recommend not taking the theme too literally)
  • How to submit: Click here!

We’re also running a flash fiction challenge and the best ones will  be published in Issue 2. All the  flash fiction stories must be under 400 words, and must include / be inspired by the following prompt: “As the lights went out, everything changed.”

Check out our submission guidelines for more details. We can’t wait to read (and hopefully publish) your work!

Firewords Issue 1