Performance Plays, scripts, sketches or performance pieces of all kinds to Frances Babbage ([email protected]). If your work is accepted you may like to arrange a reading performance: we can help you find actors and technical support.
Artwork Photography, illustrations, drawings and other visual material, to Daniel Eltringham (general editor, [email protected]).
New partnerships Hive runs outreach projects working with partners in the community to deliver workshops and projects that encourage participation and help remove barriers to enjoying and accessing writing opportunities.
We create tailored projects that enable young people to use creative writing to address specific motivations, themes, issues, and concerns while improving their writing skills.
Also writing at the environ, or the limit of the earth-system, where climate emergency, drought and flood, planetary-scaled bio-degradation and collapse, are strangely bound to plastic flows in the oceans and the agency of objects; to consumer responsibility; and to ecological mourning and mental health.
We are interested in work which adopts a less human-centred perspective, as well as work that thinks through the human as it environs, and is environed by, the modern natures of planetary existence.
The special issue will take the ‘environs’ that these spaces suggest as a cue for creative, critical and experimental explorations of the ‘modern natures’ we live within, and which ‘environ’ us.
The Hepworth’s current exhibition ‘Modern Nature’, from which this issue takes inspiration, ‘explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.’ To environ is to surround, skirt, compass; to enclose, encircle or circuit.
Submissions might be in the form of experimental non-fiction, essays, memoirs, opinion pieces, theory work, reviews or something stranger, in the interstices between these genres.
Poetry Submit your poems of no more than 200 lines to Ágnes Lehóczky ([email protected]).