Arc, Futures & Fiction

Arc is a digital quarterly of futures and fiction from the makers of New Scientist, with a belief that we can shape the future through fiction.

They also run a quarterly short story competition with partners the Tomorrow Project, to generate ideas and conversations about the future.

To find out more about Arc, visit arcfinity.org

Fiction submissions

It is strongly recommended that you read the publication before submitting. You can read all Tomorrow Project/Arc stories, beginning with their inaugural competition winners, here.

Arc publishes short stories over 5000 words.

On acceptance, it pays a flat fee of £1500 (c. US$2370) for first world serial rights.

http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/arc/

Small Axe Literary Competition Open for 2013

The Small Axe Literary Competition encourages the production and publication of Caribbean fiction and poetry. The competition focuses on poetry and short stories from emerging writers whose work centers on regional and diasporic Caribbean themes and concerns. This competition is part of the Small Axe Project’s ongoing commitment to Caribbean cultural production and our mission to provide a forum for innovative critical and creative explorations of Caribbean reality. With this competition, we hope to encourage and support the region’s rich literary heritage, in the tradition of precursors such as BimKyk-over-al, Focus and Savacou.

The competition consists of two categories: poetry and short fiction. Two winners are chosen from each category by a distinguished panel of judges. First Prize: $750 Second Prize: $500. 2013 Competition submission deadline: 31 May, 2013

Winners of the 2012 competition will be published in Small Axe 42 – July 2013.

 

http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2013/04/small-axe-literary-competition-open-for-2013/

Ev-O!-lution

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Where did Senseisha originate?

Ev-O!-lution and getWrite! hooked up and gave birth to Senseisha. We got tired of reading other people’s stories and wondered where the positive Caribbean tales of love, intimacy and sex were, specifically those from our Caribbean sisters. We believe that true stories inspire and empower and, recognizing the silence around sensuality and sexuality, we decided to provide this medium for women to share their stories so that others may be touched by their experiences.

What’s in the name?

What can we say. We could not find any positive words related to female sexuality in the Caribbean lexicon so we created one – Senseisha – with the help of our resident “essuentualist” (male). Isn’t it tantalizing?

Sen-sei-sha [sen- say-shuh] n.

1. a sensual Empress

2. a woman of wisdom

3. a woman in control of her sensuality

Origin: 2013, island of Barbados,  <Latin equivalent to sēnsu, stem of sēnsus>

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Find Your Creative Muse

What is creative nonfiction? It involves writing about personal experience, real people, or events. It is writing about fact, rather than fiction. The writer can write about anything, such as a personal experience, current events, or issues in the public eye. The writer can also inject personal thoughts, feelings, or opinions into the writing. Often, the writer uses the first person “I.” Popular types of creative nonfiction include the personal essay, memoir, autobiography, literary journalistic essay, travel writing, and food writing. Creative nonfiction is also known as “Literary Journalism.”

This article identifies the techniques of creative nonfiction, defines the various types of creative nonfiction, provides some guidelines, and lists several popular books and several resources to help the aspiring writing learn the art and craft of writing creative nonfiction.

 

How to Write Creative Nonfiction

The creative nonfiction writer produces a  personal essay, memoir, travel piece, and so forth, with  a…

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