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Fiction Call for Submissions (published 30/01/2015)

3:AM is opening fiction submissions for a short period. I’m looking for exciting, and formally challenging new writing The opening date is 1st February 2015, and the closing date/time is midnight on 14th February 2015, Samoa Time Zone (ST).*

Some guidelines:

    • Under 2,500 words, please. Standalone extracts from larger works are welcome, as well as short fiction in any form. Pieces should be previously unpublished. Submit no more than one piece of work per call for submissions.


    • Please send your writing as an attachment, with your name + title in the file name: e.g. Stein_Tenderbuttons.pdf, or AutobioAliceBT_Stein.doc. Please do not paste your piece into the body of your email.


    • You could have a look at some of the work I have published on 3:AM before, or click on the Fiction tab at the top of this page.


    • I particularly welcome submissions in translation (with the written permission of original writer/publisher).


    • Please include a very short biography in your accompanying email (not in any accompanying attachment). This will go on the website if your piece is published, so keep it concise, and include links, if you like.


    • If you have sent me work while submissions were closed, please re-send during the open submissions period or I will not be able to consider it.


    • Depending on submission volume, I hope to be able to send acceptances by the mid-April. Due to the volume of submissions I won’t be sending individual rejection notes. It’s fine to submit simultaneously, but I would be grateful if you could let me know if your submission is accepted for publication elsewhere.


    • No fee (sorry). 3:AM is currently a labour of love for both contributors & editors.


Please send your work to me via the link on the contacts page.

I am very much looking forward to reading!
Joanna Walsh (Fiction Editor)

*To avoid any quibbles, this is the furthest west inhabited global timezone.

The Missing Links (published 26/01/2015)


Cinema without people (via Gorse). * An interview with 3:AM legend Richard Cabut. * Brian Dillon on Gerhard Richter. * Brian Dillon on the topless cellist. * Sam Cooper on the novel after its abandonment. * Enrique Vila-Matas in The White Review‘s translation issue. * Translating the untranslatable. * Untranslatability studies. * Towards an alternative ethics of translation. * Anne Carson‘s “Pronoun Envy”. * Rachel Kushner: “My aspiration to spend time at sea as requisite literary training died long ago, as a teenager, on a white-knuckled ferry ride to Elba during a torrential rainstorm”. * Colm Tóibín and Rachel Kushner in conversation.  * Roland Barthes born 100 years ago. * The new modesty in literary criticism. * Mark Dery in conversation with Will Self. * In 1977, hope I go to heaven… * Paul Simonon‘s new exhibition gets a pasting. * Paul Simonon in his studio (video). * TS Eliot, 50 years on. * Millions like us. * Nabokov and the movies. * “Short Story Idea (The Macaque)” by Evan Lavender-Smith.  * Teju Cole‘s favourite things. * Michel Houellebecq on Soumission. * Lauren Elkin on Georges Perec. * Chris Killen‘s second novel reviewed. * How Tim Parks reads. * What Blake Butler read in 2014. * A place that can’t exist again: Bondie’s New York. * Times Square in the early 80s. * An excellent retrospective of the late Kim Fowley‘s career. * An interview with Michael Hofmann. * Beyond Man Ray. * Adventures of the Black Square. * Ben Lerner. * Ben Lerner‘s latest reviewed. * The history of the number zero. * Irvine Welsh rereads American Psycho. * A few tunes between homicides. * The Observer‘s new faces of fiction 2015. * James Laughlin’s New Directions. * Kafka‘s drawings. * Punks hanging out. * David Bowie: changes. * Michel Houellebecq, France’s literary provocateur. * Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo and freedom of speech. * Tim Parks on the limits of satire. * What we talk about when we talk about Charlie Hebdo. * Jeremy Harding on the historic Paris march. * Adam Thirlwell wonders if art can still shock? * Iain Sinclair on the excavation of London. * On Groucho Marx. * “Andrew’s Blues” * Bez for PM? * Joey Ramone sings John Cage. * Greg Gerke on Mr Turner, Boyhood and criticism. * Giorgio Agamben on the unforgettable. * Three documentaries on Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre. * The mystery of consciousness. * Love sounds. * The wellness ideology. * Expanding the medium of artists’ books. * The golden age of Peter and Jane. * Californian high-school life, 1969. * John Berger goes for a swim. * Van Gogh the preacher?

Illustration: Ekaterina Panikanova.