International Writers Magazine: Anthology
2008 - A Literary Spark
is an annual literary anthology published in the early summer by the University
This year, our second year of production, we are looking for a variety
of engaging, creative and well-crafted manuscripts and artwork to reflect
the international community that has come to embody our university.
Not all of our contributors need be students or staff of the university,
however. Once published, Borderlines '08 will be available for purchase
online and internationally.
Our categories for this year are:
- Short shorts. Fast-paced, to the point, and under 1,000 words.
- Travel writing. Bring the mundane to life or the exotic into our
reading nooks. You're not even required to have travelled farther
than the nearest market: just tell us how a place changes the protagonist.
Word limit is 5,000.
- Poetry. Angst, love, passions, dreams - let your words take flight
in the songs of poetry.
- Novel extracts. Got a good first chapter? Send it!
- "Flights of Whimsy." Strange or unusual writings . .
. you tell us.
- Art. Photography, photo essays, or sketches. Let your pictures
burn themselves in the minds of our readers. Sorry, we will only
be able to publish black & white images in this issue.
Our new and last deadline is 5th February 2008 and you can send
as many stories/poems/artwork as you wish, for as many categories as you
wish. We do reserve the right to assign submissions into categories
as we see fit. We'll get back to you in under six weeks, though
we do expect it to be shorter than that. Please note that all work
must be original and unpublished, and if you need to send us something
as a paper copy, please e-mail us and we'll give you an address.
If we accept your work for publication, we will ask for a short one paragraph
biography and a photograph (it does not necessarily need to be recent).
We are prevented by University policy to present any remuneration for
published works. We will be certain to treat your work with the
care and respect it deserves, and will publish it in a handsome anthology
*We prefer word.doc documents and not docx - if you have the very latest
version of word, please save it down to a previous version a .doc attachment.
Unanswered questions? Send us an e-mail (we'll respond much quicker
than six weeks).
Please feel free to pass this call for submissions to anyone you know
who wants to get published and loves to write the kind of stories we're
Submissions to: Borderlines08 'at' googlemail.com
One of the editors
The Literary Spark at the University of Portsmouth
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