New Beginnings: The Writing Platform Issue a Call for Articles

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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 well established as an international site for the exchange of ideas about writing, writers, and technology, commissioning articles about projects that are at the forefront of the digital transformation of the writing industry.

From 1 April, 2016, The Writing Platform commissioning baton will pass from The Literary Platform to its sponsors, Bath Spa University and Queensland University of Technology, under the editorial leadership of Donna Hancox (QUT) and Kate Pullinger (Bath Spa). The two universities will also build on the projects surrounding The Writing Platform, including a new bursary competition for writers and technologists. As well as that a special issue of a peer-reviewed academic journal will launch with a Call for Papers in 2017.

To mark this new beginning, we’d like to issue a Call for articles. Do you have a project that combines writing and technology? Are you a publisher, a writer, a web developer, a creative technologist, or a designer working with digital text and reading? While we don’t pay for articles that promote commercial projects, we have a small commissioning fund for original articles that focus on opinion or experience.

Please send us a 50 word summary of what you’d like to write for to hello [at] thewritingplatform [dot] com

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