Shadows: New Writing VI Submission Call
3rd March 2017
That’s right, folks: the 2017 UoG Creative Writing anthology is now open for submissions. This year the title and theme is ‘shadows’, in all its various guises. And get this: for the first time it’s open to Creative Writing single honours students, CW joint students, and also English Literature and Language students. Our MA student editors have come up with their guidelines, and here’s what they’re looking for:
The Editors of Shadows are looking for high quality prose, poetry, drama, or artwork submissions for UoG’s sixth Creative Writing Anthology. This year, we’re interested in writing of all types and genres, and particularly pieces that engage, loosely or directly, with the theme ‘shadows’. This can be interpreted however the author likes, including the hidden and peripheral – the things in our lives and relationships we don’t acknowledge – as well as our shadow-selves and the darker side of human experience, such as the gothic or transgressive. On a wider scale, we’re interested in characters who live ‘in the shadows’ or on the margins of society: outsiders, outcasts, and the unseen. And of course, we’re also accepting work on any subject or style that demonstrates the talent on our course.
You’ll be hearing more from the MA editors, who will be dropping in to classes in the coming weeks to spread the word and further explain their criteria. In the meantime, take a look at their guidelines page and prepare to step into the shadows. You’ll have over three weeks (and an entire activity week) to polish up a piece to submit, as the deadline is midnight on Saturday March 25th – the very end of Week 8. Good luck!