Itch 13 open for submissions with new theme and new editor
Deadline: 1 September 2014
Application fee: none
Itch magazine, the continent's most widely respected online creative journal, is pleased to call for for fresh work from writers, poets and visual artists for selection for its 13th issue, and to announce the appointment of a full-time editor.
London-based writer and filmmaker, Elan Gamaker, joins the magazine to take up this important role. He explains that Itch, under the auspices of the School of Literature, Language and Media at the University of the Witwatersrand, has an increasingly global outlook. "While our base remains South Africa, we encourage writers and visual artists from around the world to contribute to what is rapidly becoming the pre-eminent publication of its kind in Africa," says Gamaker. "This being said, it is important to us that we maintain our financial independence and editorial integrity. This is why, in spite of recent changes, we exist entirely thanks to the contributions of our readers."
Each issue of Itch is constructed through the selection of the best written and visual work submitted via the Itch website. The magazine aims to be free-thinking and user-driven and therefore contains no op-eds, reviews, blog entries and commissions.
As with previous issues, potential contributors to Itch 13 are prompted by a theme. But, as Gamaker explains, this is only a guide, and variations on the theme in the broadest possible sense are welcomed.
The theme for Itch 13 is DETECTION. Taken literally, detection means the search for something hidden or concealed, but it opens up a myriad possible interpretations. Since we welcome work from writers at every level of experience and across cultures, we hope to see many different responses to the theme.
Those interested in contributing to Itch 13 have until 1 September to submit their work.
Submissions can be made by visiting www.itchmagazine.org.
Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2014
More details on our submissions page at http://www.itch.co.za/submit-an-article
Contributors will have to register and log in to submit work. Please do not email your submission – you will be able to upload it at the interface at the above web address.
With any queries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ITCH is the Journal of Creative Expression
of the School of Literature, Language and Media
at the University of the Witwatersrand.