Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In the Red - Be part of something WILD!

In the Red, the literary magazine from the Centre of Writing at Liverpool John Moores University, was created seven years ago in order to showcase fresh writing talent alongside established writers.
Previous contributors include Dave Eggers, Roger McGough and Benjamin Zephaniah.
In the Red is currently accepting submissions from new writers to appear in our next issue, to be published in the Spring.

They want poetry up to 40 lines, prose up to 750 words and they are very keen on flash fiction.

And for the first time they’ve got a theme – WILD – so get thinking!

Two student prizes are also up for grabs, the Jane McNulty Prize for prose, and the Edmund Cusick Prize for poetry – ensure you include details of your university course to be eligible.

Email your submissions to
Deadline – 31st January 2009

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Anonymous said...


Birmingham-based photographer Pogus Caesar has a new book coming out, specially commissioned by Be Birmingham and published by Punch and OOM Gallery Archive.

'Sparkbrook Pride' consists of 70 black-and-white photos of residents of Sparkbrook, Birmingham – where Pogus grew up – all taken with his trademark Canon Sureshot camera.

The book also has a foreword written by Benjamin Zephaniah and an introduction by Paris-based photographer Nigel Dickinson. In the foreword Zephaniah says "I love the 'rawness' of these photos, they have a sense of place, yet nothing is staged, and the only information Pogus gives us about those featured is how they define themselves, nothing more. We need no more. So people - it is down to us to piece together the rest of this multicultural puzzle".

Last Autumn Pogus visited Sparkbrook several times, and the striking images in 'Sparkbrook Pride' are the result. Documenting the diverse individuals who live and work in the area, the book features both the long-standing residents from the West Indies, Ireland, India and Pakistan and the more recent additions to the community from Somalia, Sudan, Malawi and Afghanistan, celebrating the rich cultural mix that defines the area.

Be Birmingham, in association with Punch and OOM Gallery Archive, will launch Sparkbrook Pride in Spring 2011.