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.
I’m delighted to announce that Issue 1 of DNA Magazine is available for your viewing pleasure! With work from 19 featured writers, each piece delves into the stories behind every day lists. Sing-a-long with Sue E. Barsby in The Family Business, crave caffeine relief with Christopher Stanley in Survivor Guilt and observe your fellow passengers with Tino Prinzi’s The Same People At the Bus Stop! Reading these stories should definitely be on your list of things to do today.
The magazine is available to read free online but you can also order one of 50 free limited print copies of the magazine from the website (please note: we do charge a small £2.50 P&P fee national fee and £5.50 international fee). For those who like their print magazines, we’ve added a soft-touch laminate to the cover to give it a luxurious feel.
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We’re also delighted to announce that submissions are now open for Issue 2 which is due for release in September. For this issue, we’re looking for interesting and unique insights behind identity and the multitude of things (from hobbies, relationships, schools, interests, beliefs, events or places to name but a few) which form a key part of who we are as individuals. We want to get to know you, the person you see when you look in the mirror. We want to see the places that have made an impact on your life, share in the experiences that have shaped your life.
As with the first issue, we’re looking for 300-500 word pieces of non-fiction poetry and prose – we’ll even accept prose poetry – or 144 character long pieces of Twitterature. If you have any photographs or images which could accompany the piece to help illustrate it, please also send us a copy of the file (either as a .jpg, .png or .psd). The closing date for submissions for issue 2 is Midnight on 24th July, 2017. Send them to us at email@example.com
Many thanks and we hope you enjoy Issue 1,
DNA Magazine UK Editor