Submissions wanted

Worldwide submissions are invited by bi-monthly magazine Here Comes Everyone, on the theme of East and West. Deadline for the next themed issue is 6 October 2016. The following is in the editors’ own words:
Here Comes Everyone magazine is looking for submissions of poetry,
fiction, articles and artwork. We encourage bold and/or striking
interpretations upon the theme East and West.
“Is there truly a cultural dichotomy between East and West, or is it all
just lines etched on a map? With immigration increasingly becoming a
bread-and-butter issue for politicians, the media is in conflict: does
integration enhance diversity for all, or dilute the respective
cultures? Share your stories and perspectives with us. Some thinking
points to get you started:
– Is it a small world, after all?
– Do people living on the east side and west sides of cities experience
those cities differently?
– Is ‘The West’ a place or a state of mind? (Where are Australia and New
Zealand?)
-Dual heritage, cultural pluralisms. What are some experiences of people
whose lives are a mix of both East and West?
– What sort of future could the globalisation trend bring about?
– Have western impressions of the East changed over time? (Since the
Cold War? Since WWII? Since the Crusades?)
-What might the implications of migration be on urban cultural policy?”

Children’s free competition

The Verve Poetry Festival in Birmingham, UK, has a competition this year, for poems that mention the city of Birmingham! There is a charge for adults to enter (judge: Hannah Silva), but: “The children’s category is open to any child in Year 11 or below in September 2016 (UK) or aged 15 or under on 1st September 2016 (non-UK).” The judge for the Children’s Category is Emma Wright, who runs The Emma Press. Deadline for both children and adults (new, extended deadline for the latter- ignore any references to an earlier date) is 30 September. More information here.