While we’re all either working on, or waiting for, the Faith short-list, I thought I’d take some time just to mention that, in future, we’ll be looking for additional writing for the magazine.
We started eighteen months ago with a simple idea of providing the sort of writing competition that we would like to enter. For nothing but your creative excellence you can be short-listed, receive feedback on your work, and possibly win a small cash prize. That seemed pretty good to us, and it’s fairly clear that a lot of people agree. We’ve been drafting readers in to help out, so we can make sure that each story is looked at by two sets of eyes, and we’ve moved now to use Submittable so that we can manage the process a bit better.
The next logical step for us was to complement the stories with some interesting and informative non-fiction articles. We have a few articles submitted to us already, and we’ll be running some advice about how to write publishable stories by Chris Fielden over the next couple of weeks. One of our previous entrants, Bruce Harris, is also working on a piece about writing for themes.
In future we’re looking for articles that look at the writing process, but especially for articles that look at the way that writing connects with readers. For example, there is an amazing project at http://writeahouse.com/ where some applying writers are going to be offered a free house in Detroit in exchange for community engagement. If anyone wanted to write an article about this project, or projects like it, we’d love to read your work. If you wanted to tell us about your local writing community, a specific event, a review of a recent short-story collection, or an interview with someone of interest, we’d love to read your work.
Articles are being accepted now via Submittable, here. If you’d like to query us in advance drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.