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Call for Online Submissions: Creative Writing and Featured Artwork – THE GENERATIONAL GAP

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Featured Illustration: Snehal Rajendra Dhanwate

As we progress through life, it’s not uncommon to find a disconnect between those older and younger than us. Especially during politically charged times the gaps between generations start to show, whether at a family dinner table, or in conversations between friends. Not only can these differences show through political opinions, but also through general interests, aspirations, the treatment of others, and individual life experiences.

How do these gaps manifest themselves? Will they have a great effect on the world in the far future, or can these effects already be seen? Can these gaps heal, or will they split even further? Take a look at how generations differ in fashion, architecture, and culture, maybe these deviations even show themselves outside of the human race. Generations span over aeons and the gaps between them appear in many different forms, so don’t be afraid to challenge how generational gaps can be seen. 

Creative Writing Guidelines

We are accepting works of prose, poetry, flash fiction and art on the theme of THE GENERATIONAL GAP. Send us your best creative fiction and/or non-fiction pieces that explore the theme as you interpret it. All submissions should be a maximum of 1,500 words. We allow a maximum of three pieces of poetry per submission and one piece of creative fiction or nonfiction per submission.

To submit, email your entry as a Word document to with the subject line ‘Creative Submission’. Deadline: 26th May, 2023.

Featured Artists Guidelines

A spotlight on a visual artist – submit up to ten images and we will pick our favourites to be featured as part of this series. Fine artists of all practices welcome, illustrators, photographers and graphic designers. Send us a brief bio and explanation of how your work relates to the theme THE GENERATIONAL GAP.

Artists and designers are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, any mixed media, digital, performance and film (jpg still image and a link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome. Submit your visual work in a digital format in the highest possible resolution you have available – not below 300 dpi.

Visual Guidelines

Our Featured Artists work may also be published alongside a range of creative prose, poetry, and other artwork which offers a critical, insightful and creative slant on the theme of THE GENERATIONAL GAP. We are looking for inventive and thought-provoking perspectives to create a magazine that opens conversation and breaks convention.

To submit, email your entry to with the subject line ‘Creative Submission’. Deadline: 26th May, 2023.

About the author / 

Finn O'Leary-Thompson

Working-class creative writer, editor, and undergraduate student at MMU. Avid enjoyer of the horror genre and films as a whole. Instagram: @penthalus.

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