Article Archive: News

Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2.0

It’s been an exciting year for digital fiction: we saw a major work emerge in the mainstream, for the mainstream, and turn into a viral hit – Jon Bois’s 17776: What Football Will Look Like in the Future. The mobile digital fiction platform oolipo was launched, and Dreaming Methods and Mez Breeze’s All the Delicate… Read more »

TOP TEN THINGS TO SEE AT DIGITAL WRITERS FESTIVAL (DWF) 2017

Digital Writers Festival 2017 is finally here, and it’s bringing a host of live-streamed events, panels, and workshops to everyone with an internet connection. Creative Producer, and Queenslander, Samantha Glennie has rounded up her ten must-see events taking place throughout the festival. Digital Zine Fair (Festival-long project) Zine Fair’s are special places where you get… Read more »

CALL TO ACADEMICS: Short Essays on Theory or Practice

The Writing Platform offers a unique environment to publish academic writing that focuses on non-traditional research outputs and non-traditional research methods. We publish at intersection between technology and writing and support sharing knowledge that is underrepresented in traditional academic publishing.  TWP connects you with your community of scholars and provides the capacity for high impact… Read more »

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 »