Article Archive: News

Watch STORY+ from Brisbane Writers Festival 2016

2016 Story+ retured to Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) for its fourth year with internationally renowned award winning writer and digital creator Kate Pullinger and Google Creative Labs Director Tea Uglow  in conversation with Dr Donna Hancox about the Future of Literature at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. This signature event offered the audiences a chance to explore our digital futures with two… Read more »

New Media Writing Prize 2016 open for entries

Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the seventh annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries. The competition encourages writers working with digital media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media storytelling. There are five awards: Best New Media Writing, Best Student, The… Read more »

UK’s first ‘popular’ digital fiction writing competition launched

The first ever UK competition to find the best new examples of popular digital fiction has been launched by Sheffield Hallam University and Bangor University. The Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition, run by Sheffield Hallam University and Bangor University, and part of the AHRC-funded Reading Digital Fiction project, is inviting entries from people across… Read more »

5 days, 2 lives, 1 writing challenge…

Chris Smith, Write Track

…Your chance to test the Write Track 5 day challenge At Write Track we use persuasive technology to encourage writers to write more regularly – and become more productive. Something we’ve written about before for this website. Today, we’re inviting Writing Platform readers to test out our new free 5-day writing kickstart – a writing… Read more »

NEW VACANCY: Research Fellow Ambient Literature Production

What new kinds of stories can we tell as our media become pervasive? What kinds of new experiences do location based technologies offer readers? Ambient Literature is a two-year research project, a collaboration between UWE Bristol, Bath Spa, and Birmingham Universities, involving a combination of historical and theoretical research and tangible practice-led inquiry. The post… Read more »

New Beginnings: The Writing Platform Issue a Call for Articles

The Writing Platform launched four years ago as a website and programme of live events dedicated to arming writers with digital knowledge. Set up by The Literary Platform and Kate Pullinger with initial support from Arts Council England, its current sponsors are Bath Spa University and Queensland University of Technology. The Writing Platform is now… Read more »

NEW OPPORTUNITY: Senior Editor at Book Kernel

Book Kernel are seeking an entrepreneurial, flexible, senior editor with a desire to do something different. Person Specification This person must have editing and publishing experience but needn’t necessarily define themselves as working in the publishing industry – you could be working in technology, theatre, event management, education, or anywhere so long as you can… Read more »

NEW: PhD Studentship in Digital Publishing and Reading

Bath Spa University’s Graduate College and the British Library invite applications for a fully funded AHRC PhD studentship on the topic of ‘Digital Publishing and The Reader: Interactions between Readers and Writers of Creative Texts in Digital Environments’. Closing date: 23:59 (GMT) Monday 2 May, 2016. Interview date: Tuesday 17 May, 2016. The studentship will… Read more »