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The International Writers Magazine: BORDERLINES


Borderlines 2009 is a non-profit publication produced by the University of Portsmouth Creative Arts Department.

We are looking for creative pieces of writing written by any member of the University student or staff population or contributors to the website, as well as students on Masters Writing programs worldwide and freelancers looking to build a print portfoilio.

We are specifically looking for Unusal or Unique Travel stories, Comment and Review Features (try not to be too topical as we won't be available until the summer of '09.) Fiction both Adult and Young Adult, Short Stories centering around life experiences and lifestyle issues. The book is printed in black and white and there will be no colour images.
We don't really take images but could possible consider original photos if black and white and at a minimum of 300dpi and 7 x 5 in size and can be attached to the email. (State exactly what you have sent)

Here are a few guidelines we would like to point out in regards to submissions:

1. All work, when emailed to, must have your full name and the genre and title of the piece in the subject line. (Must also include your email address on the actual work) Please use Word software.

2. There are word limits to each different genre; Extracts 4000 words, Short stories 2000, Travel Writing 1500, and Poetry no longer than one A4 page. These are approximate word limits and some work may be accepted above these limits.

3. Since Borderlines is non-profit, there will be no fee for any work submitted and we will also hold first publishing rights but writers retain copywright to sell to a third party as long as they credit Borderlines 09 as first publication.

4: The book will be available to buy via, Amazon and Blackwells and other on-line book sources. It wil follow the pattern of the Vol 2 edition and be available as paperback and as a downloadable version.

5: All work is peer reviewed by a reading panel from the Masters program at Portsmouth and editorial staff. Work accepted will be notified by March of 2009 - We reserve the right to edit (check spelling etc) and reject material that is deemed unsuitable or offensive.

6: 2009 SUBMISSIONS email:

The Current Issue of Borderlines is available now:

Borderlines Vol 2 A Literary Spark -
ISBN: 978-1-4092-0494-7
A University of Portsmouth publication from the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media- Buy now - available from Lulu Press & Blackwells, Amazon on-line

Borderlines Vol 2 - A literary Anthology of new fiction, travel writing and poetry from the Creative Writing Programme and invited writers at the University of Portsmouth, UK under the editorship of Freya Scott, Ryan Sirmons, Aby Davis and Sam North

'An exciting insight into the amazing talent and diversity of new writers out there today'
Stuart Olesker - Playwright

Book Design: Carine Thomas


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