Our 18th year on-line
about Hackwriters. The online portfolio of good writing whether
fiction, travel, comment or lifestyles. Hackwriters
is a free internet magazine devoted to interesting writing, on
any subject. It is completely independent and receives
no money from advertising. It has no bias. We do not pay any fees
for work published, but aim to offer a forum of quality work by
new or unpublished writers, or by established writers wishing
to say something different or branch out.
If you have something
to say, we want to hear it. See submissions.
HACKWRITERS From 1999-to present day
We are digitally archived by the British Library.
History: Hackwriters began in 1999 in Falmouth University College as part of a Post-Grad programme there and then migrated to the University of Portsmouth for the MA in Creative Writing programme and now loosely allied to the University of Lincoln Creative Writing programmes.
Many of our former contributors now work in media, publishing, TV or journalism. James Campion also writes for HuffPost for example.
2017 - Our 18th year
Editors Sam North/Sam Hawksmoor
Hackwriters is diverse, more's the point Hackwriters is defined by excellent
travel writing, incisive lifestyle pieces, political and social
commentary as well as innovative fiction. Every month we have
some committed columnists who never miss a deadline, such as the
American sports/politics writer James Campion, and James Skinner
in Spain, who bring their unique perspectives to their quarters
of the globe, Fred Wilson who provides his unique view of life and Martin Green on life in retirement.
Why do it? After all Hacks is free, no one gets paid. Well it's
an on-line portfolio a showcase for good writing from beginners
to experienced old hands. That's the beauty of Hackwriters, you
never know who might be reading it. Editor's really are looking
for new writers. Need a writer in India, USA, Australia, Japan,
China? We've got em.
2016 - HelloTravel.com cites Hackwriters in "TOP JOURNALISM/NARRATIVES TRAVEL BLOGS
2015 - One nomination for NATJA Travel Writing award
*Prince Christian Sound was awarded “notable essay." in The Best American Essays 2014 series
(ed. by John Sullivan) published by Houghton Mifflin
2013 - Two NATJA Travel Writing Awards
(inc Silver) for John M Edwards
2012: John M. Edwards for a Notable Essay nod in The Best American Essays 2012, for a piece called "Beirut in the Baltics,"
2012: - James Skinner also commended in the Spanish press for his insightful essays on Spain
2012 - 2 x NATJA Awards, "Koh Commotion: Mr. Friendly" and "Viking Voluntourism: Tall Tales of Tallinn." by John M Edwards
2011 - John M Edwards won Four NATJA Travel Awards for his work on Hackwriters. Including One Gold Medal
November: We were archived by the British Library. This little corner of the Web will be stored forever in a dusty cyber storage vat for future generations to wonder at and be astonished at how primitive the web used to be. If you think about it so much of the web has already disappeared... - thanks to the British Library we shall remain.
North novel Diamonds
The Rush of '72 published
by Lulu Press and The Curse
of the Nibelung - A Sherlock Holmes - See also
a novel about psychic phenonema Mean Tide all e-books at £1.99 on Lulu and Magenta a new YA novel on Kindle + Another Place to Die: The Endtime Chronicles *
Now in an all new 2nd Edition
*See our joint editor's YA novels Sam Hawksmoor published by Hodder Childrens Books UK 2012-2013-
The Repossession trilogy including The Hunting and The Heaviness
the WW2 spy thriller The Repercussions of Tomas D
- jobs and media UK
Times Higher - UK Higher Education
and Artists yearbook - Resource Book for all writers
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2017 - real people writing - all rights retained by Hackwriters and their