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21/03/17: Fiction Submissions Open

For a limited time, 3:AM is pleased to welcome submissions of fiction and prose for online publication.

The editors share a particular interest in writing that is linguistically and formally experimental. We value the bold, the considered and the deft.

The window for submissions begins today March 21st 2017 and will remain open for four weeks: the closing date for submissions is April 21st 2017 (GMT). Any work sent after midnight on this date will not be considered.

Please find a list of guidelines as per the submissions process below. We look forward to reading your work.

— Eley Williams and Hestia Peppe


Fiction Co-Editors

    • Before sending a piece, please do read previous work that has appeared on 3:AM’s Fiction pages. Many recent and archived pieces are available here.
    • Individual submissions should be no longer than 2500 words. Although the editors have a strong interest in short pieces of fiction, standalone extracts from longer works will also be considered.
    • Pieces should be previously unpublished in English. This includes publication on personal blogs or forums. New translations are welcome and encouraged. In each case, however, the written permission of the original writer/publisher must also be provided.
    • No more than one piece of work per call for submissions, multiple submissions will not be read.
    • Entry is free. 
    • All submissions must be made electronically.
    • Please email your writing as an attached .pdf, .doc or .docx file, with your name + title in the file’s name. For example, FIRSTNAME_SURNAME-SUBMISSION_TITLE.docx.
    • Along with your work, please include a short third person biography in the body of your email (not in any accompanying attachment). Include any links to work elsewhere that you would like published alongside your piece if it is accepted.
    • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please do inform the editor at the below address immediately should your piece be accepted for publication elsewhere.
    •  We seek diverse writing by a diversity of authors. Writers of colour, women, non-binary, trans* and queer writers are currently under-represented at 3:AM and are enthusiastically encouraged to submit.
    • If your work is accepted by the journal, the editors will get in touch via the email address supplied during submission. . 
    • We are sorry but due the high volume of submissions we cannot supply individual responses or editorial feedback for work that is not accepted.
    • If a response has not been received by the end of June 2017, it is unlikely that 3:AM will be using your piece at this time.
    • 3:AM is run entirely by volunteers, we do not pay writers (or ourselves).


 To submit, please email your work to Eley and Hestia at:

 3amsubmissions (at) gmail (dot) com




10/03/17: ‘The War is Never Over’

Filmmaker Beth B is crowdfunding her documentary on NYC noise institution (and sometime 3:AM contributor) Lydia Lunch via Kickstarter:

Ultimately, the film will frame Lunch’s music and performance through the lens of the various philosophical themes that have obsessed her for years: sex, violence, drugs, deviance, porn, feminism, misogyny, lust and love…a rule breaker not easily defined and never constrained!

Pay up. Pay up now.

07/03/17: Human Punk night (John King)

Related: 2016 interview

06/03/17: English PEN Modern Literature Festival

The 2nd English PEN Modern Literature Festival: 30 writers, poets, novelists, playwrights and artists come together to continue English PEN’s relationship with innovative contemporary literature over one extraordinary day. The writers will present brand new poetry, text, reportage & performance, each celebrating and evidencing the struggle of a fellow writer from around the world, currently supported by the English PEN writers-at-risk programme.

27/02/17: Les P’tites Femmes De Soho

17th of March to 30th of April 2017
WE ARE CUTS, a Soho institution since 1984, at 33A Dean St, proudly presents


an art show by Anne Pigalle

We live in a time where the ruling elite and the landowners, who own the urban spaces, and only seem interested in lining their own pockets, are increasingly destroying the soul of our communities and crushing culture as we have known it, forcing the locals to move out and closing down even protected venues as to make a quick buck.

Soho is a prime example, it is the heart of London and this issue seems to be happening more per square foot than anywhere else in the world. Take Madame Jojo’s cabaret club, Berwick Street market (totally vanished or abeyant) and the 12 Bar club in Denmark Street (the oldest building in London), as just a few examples.

Anne Pigalle, The Last Chanteuse, says: “Stop the carnage, respect our buildings and our souls and we will respect you, keep the human spirit and places of interest and characters alive, consider the locals, they are human!”

Anne has lived and sang in all the clubs in Soho for many years, it is a topic close to her heart…

Soho has been the home for burgeoning music for decades as well as the place where artists and other such figures, groups and scenes would hang and mix, such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud at the recently defunct Colony Room, and many more…

After all, the French Huguenots have built what we know as Soho, which in many ways resembles the district of Pigalle where Anne originated.

From 1685, the first self-proclaimed immigrants, les réfugiés, 40,000 came, took refuge between Soho and Spitalfields, fleeing mortal religious discrimination, fighting for their freedom, and bringing with them the industry of Silk (like the Courtauld family), silversmithing, food, banking, medicine and the inevitable spirit of Bohemia. French currency was used and French language was spoken until what seems fairly recent, the turn of the 20th century.

We, the people of the city, can accept a couple of glass buildings but never the systematic crushing and destruction of a complete culture with its music and art places and communities, its lust for FUN, adventure, imagination and FREEDOM.

This show is dedicated to us, who have become the misfits; to the destitute, the derelicts, the outcasts. This show is dedicated to the sick, the prostitutes, the old, the poor, the harlots and the children of London Bridge Cross and Bones cemetery, to the ghosts of the Huguenots, to the little ladies of Soho – and to WOMEN of course, as we intend to pursue our ESCAPADE, our right to freedom and JOIE DE VIVRE – against the new oppressors of gentrification.

Anne is a well-known chanteuse, performer and visual artist. Her career speaks for itself. She has lately realised a tour de force by colliding the worlds of art and pop music in creating and infiltrating the market with her own DIY Madame Sex ART CD experience.

Anna McNay, the art critic, writes in her interview of Anne for State Magazine: “Anne Pigalle is certainly not a woman who will allow herself to be controlled”.

Anne’s work has been compared to Cindy Sherman and Carlo Mollino for the photography, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Toulouse-Lautrec for the painting.

Anne will present in the show both archival work and recent paintings as well as hand painted garments.

Private view:  Thursday 16th of March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm

A short performance will take place.

Check times at We Are Cuts or enquire for any info at pigallissimo@hotmail.com 

Anne Pigalle’s website

08/02/17: Love and Perverted Desires: Four Centuries of Japanese Literature

14 March 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent’s Park), London NW1 4QP

In this talk, Damian Flanagan will explore the shifting sexual norms of Japan’s literary history from the Edo Period to the present.

Dr Damian Flanagan is an award-winning author and translator who has published a number of books on Japanese literature.

More details and booking.

07/02/17: Vertical: Stephen Graham in conversation with Iain Sinclair

23 February 2017 – 7pm to 9pm
68 Hanbury Street
London E1 5JL
£3 entry (non-members)

Stephen Graham is Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle University. His most recent book is Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers.

Iain Sinclair is a Welsh writer and filmmaker on psychogeography, and author of acclaimed book Orbital.

More details and booking.

Related: Karl Whitney interviews Stephen Graham for Guardian Cities

02/02/17: Beckett in Berlin 1969

15/01/17: VicLeka

Vic Godard & A.M.Leka
Exhibition: VicLeka
27 – 31 January 2017
46 Ashfield Street, London E1 2AJ

Related: 2014 review / 2002 interview at 3:AM

11/01/17: “Brutalism in Ruins?”

Prof. Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon) and Owen Hatherley
Fri 27 January 2017, 18:30 – 21:00
Science Museum, 165 Queens Gate, London SW7 5HD
Free entry

(registration link)

Adopting a transnational and comparative approach, Prof. Lindner will examine the connections between brutalist architecture, ruin aesthetics, hipsterfication, and the violence of globalization in locations as diverse as Beirut, Detroit, London, and São Paulo.

The talk will be followed by some thoughts from Owen Hatherley, an author and architectural critic. He has penned a number of books on urban politics, architecture and brutalism, including Militant Modernism, A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain and most recently The Ministry of Nostalgia.

It is preceded by a related panel discussion on the politics of brutalism (from 4pm – 6pm), details of which can be found here.