Article Archive: News

Theme: Activism and social change through storytelling

Since the beginning of 2021, we at The Writing Platform have been taking a deeper look at all kinds of digital storytelling and have begun to publish our articles around several themes. Through open calls, we have been reaching out to our global audience to find out what innovations you have been excited about, what… Read more »


MIX 2021: Amplified Publishing

Are you interested in the future of content publishing? Are you a writer, artist, technologist or researcher engaged in finding new ways to tell stories to new audiences? Are you keen to hear from people working across books, digital, sound, video, AR, VR, and games? Held virtually this year, MIX 2021 offers an opportunity to… Read more »

Theme: Audio Storytelling

From our launch in 2013, The Writing Platform has published hundreds of articles on digital innovation in storytelling from around the world. We have featured articles on everything from augmented reality storybooks for children to immersive theatre and from re-imagined books to experiments with virtual reality and binaural audio. We have published interviews with leading… Read more »

MIX 2021: Amplified Publishing – Call for Papers and Presentations

Are you interested in the future of content publishing? Are you a writer, artist, technologist or researcher engaged in finding new ways to tell stories to new audiences? Are you keen to hear from people working across books, digital, sound, video, AR, VR, and games? MIX 2021 offers an opportunity to join us as we… Read more »


Call for Articles on Activism and Social Change through Storytelling

The Writing Platform is looking to commission articles of approx 750 to 2,000 words on the established and emerging methods of digital activism, and new approaches to advocating for social change through storytelling. This might include, for example, innovations in community digital storytelling, immersive technologies to amplify under-represented voices, social media narratives, transmedia activism and… Read more »

Call for Articles on Audio Storytelling

The Writing Platform

The Writing Platform is looking to commission articles of approx 750 to 2,000 words on aspects of innovative audio storytelling, from podcasts and interactive storytelling using smart speakers, to binaural storyscapes and audio walks. We are interested in experimentation, personalisation and playfulness with form and content. The articles will be published on The Writing Platform… Read more »

Beyond the Book: The Middle

Paper Nations, a South West England-based creative writing incubator dedicated to diversity and innovation, has commissioned three writers with links to the region to develop exciting and experimental writing projects that use smartphone technologies to tell immersive stories. Paper Nations is led by Bambo Soyinka, Professor of Story at Bath Spa University. The “Beyond the… Read more »

Launching a Membership Service During Lockdown

Being a Writer was launched by The Literary Consultancy (TLC) in May 2020 as an online membership community for authors spanning interdisciplinary learning, research, podcasts, and digital content. It follows a first-of-its-kind new and experimental responsive programming format, allowing the writing community that engages with it to be its co-curators. In a world where competitive… Read more »

Opportunity: AI Story Lab

From talking to Alexa, to using virtual reality and tech in immersive theatre, to the way we interact with characters in games, to innovations in TV narrative such as Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch, a revolution in creating stories and characters is underway. This revolution is driven by AI (Artificial Intelligence). Innovation in machine learning will see… Read more »