The Island Review – call for submissions

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The Island Review, a soon-to-be launched online magazine, is looking for submissions from island writers and artists from all over the world.

The Island Review is based in the Shetland Islands and is preparing to launch in early 2013.

The editors are seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, photography and visual art from islanders everywhere, as well as from those whose work is influenced by islands or which explores ideas of islandness.

Anyone who lives on an island; anyone whose work is about islands, set on an island or inspired by islands; anyone who doesn’t fit quite comfortably into one of these categories but who believes, nevertheless, that their work may be just right for The Island Review.

As the editors explained: “We’re looking for work that stands out from the crowd: work that is original, daring, witty, wise, radical, intelligent, illuminating or just plain excellent. If you think you fit into any (or all) of those categories, we want to hear from you.”

The Island Review will be edited by Malachy Tallack, writer and singer-songwriter, former editor of Shetland Life and co-author of Fair Isle: through the seasons.

Poetry editor Jen Hadfield has won both the T.S.Eliot Prize (2008) and the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Prize (2012). Her collections, Almanacs and Nigh-No-Place are published by Bloodaxe.

Art editor Jordan Ogg is a writer, singer-songwriter and digital media enthusiast from Shetland. He now works for National Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh.

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