New writing anthologies I’m excited about

One of the unique elements of studying for the Creative Writing MLitt at Glasgow University is that all students do an Editing and Publication project. So, for example, for my project I’m writing this blog and promoting the publication of my upcoming novel The Forest King’s Daughter.

Other students are running Creative Writing workshops in schools and putting out a student anthology at the end, or doing work with their local writers group. Some students are producing literary anthologies which are open for submissions from the wider writing community. Basically, anything involving editing and publication is acceptable. It’s a fantastic opportunity for new writers to gain experience in the wider world of publication, be that editing, teaching or literary promotion in all its guises. It’s also a great opportunity for new and aspiring authors to submit their work.

So, without further ado, here’s a roundup of some of the publications you’ll want to check out:

  1. Outside Culture Magazine. A publication featuring creative writing from expats the world over, on the subject of what it’s like to be an outsider. Intro by Pico Iyer. Edited by Nichola Deadman. First issue out now! http://outsideculturemagazine.com/
  1. Crooked Holster. An anthology of crime, thriller and mystery. Edited by Joanna Young and her co-conspirator Sandra Kohls. First issue coming out in April. Send them your tales of mayhem and intrigue by 28th February 2015. http://crookedholster.com/
  1. The Atelier Project, a journal dedicated to discovering the roots of creativity. Edited by Molly Murray. Send them your tales of creativity in the form of poetry, prose or creative non-fiction by 1st March 2015. http://atelierproject.net/about-the-project/
  1. Black Opal Arts. A new platform for writers and artists of fantasy/horror. Edited by Rosie McCaffrey and Billie Lamont. Select pieces will be asked to present at the exhibition in Glasgow in April. Submission deadline of 1st April 2015. https://blackopalarts.wordpress.com/
  1. Williwaw Anthology. A new anthology of magical realism. Coming out in print and ebook formats in spring 2015. Edited by Emily Ilett,Claire Martin and Quinn Ramsay. Submission window closes 1st March 2015. https://williwawanthology.wordpress.com/about/

Until next time!

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