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a call for submissions – fiction published 13/08/2014

It’s difficult to define submission guidelines when one of the things I’ll be looking for is something I’ve never seen. There are sensibilities I know I’ll recognise, as soon as I read them. I’m interested in work that is experimental, playful, serious; in work that pays close attention to form, and language, always in support of what the work is; in intelligent work that wears its learning lightly: to paraphrase Beckett on Joyce, writing that is “not [only] about something; it is that something itself.”

Joanna Walsh – call for submissions – fiction

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“Creating your own reality” published 12/08/2014

Newly posted short by 3:AM contributor and film director John Rogers (@fugueur) on the Leytonstone Centre for Contemporary Art.

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the luminol reels published 08/08/2014

When human blood reacts with luminol, it lights up a ghostly blue. This reaction, most commonly used to detect whether violence has taken place at suspected crime scenes, combines the human and the chemical, it invokes violence and disposability but also transformation. THE LUMINOL REELS takes its imagery from pornography, Catholicism, and crime scene investigation [...]

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“No gaining of consensus, no discipline” published

On August 26 the ICA will screen 3:AM contributor John Rogers’ Make Your Own Damn Art, a study of Leytonstone’s most celebrated contemporary artist Bob and Roberta Smith. This is preceded by an ‘Art Party’ event (and film screening) on August 21, featuring music from The Fucks (who appeared at our ‘Good Sex Prize awards’ [...]

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summer reading: Samuel Stolton published 22/07/2014

By Samuel Stolton, Editor @SamuelStolton  This summer’s reading pool, fattened by the inclusion of a number of works determined by my recent travels, has been disposed to a broad and expansive character. So much so, that I believe it to be may be one of my most nauseous reading lists, a dizzying circus-market of philosophy, [...]

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summer reading: callie hitchcock published 08/07/2014

By Callie Hitchcock, Intern   Stepping into Anaïs Nin’s world has been interesting to say the least. Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diaries 1939-1947 chronicles the emotional fluctuations of a life drunk on love and writing. And who wouldn’t want that? Then, I am inhabiting the more private world of Sara Maitland in her book How to be [...]

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summer reading: anna aslanyan published 07/07/2014

By Anna Aslanyan, Reviewer @anna_aslanyan Earlier this summer, talking to fellow reviewers about books we pretend to have read, I promised, rather unwittingly, to read The Man Without Qualities. Although Robert Musil never finished his trilogy, I feel bound by my word to read it from cover to cover. The only choice left is the [...]

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summer reading: steven j. fowler published 06/07/2014

By Steven J. Fowler, Poetry Editor @stevenjfowler Poetry: Stephen Emmerson’s Comfortable Knives Colin Herd’s Glovebox Tim Allen’s Tattered by Magnets James Davies’s Two Fat Boys Kristiina Ehin’s Walker on Water Tom Jenks’s On Liberty, Repressed and Crabtree Anna McKerrow’s Regressive Poetics Tom Chivers’s Flood Drain Chris McCabe’s in the catacombs  Essays  Tom Chivers & Martin Kratz’s Mount London [...]

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summer reading: joanna walsh published 05/07/2014

By Joanna Walsh, Fiction Editor @baudade This summer I’ll be in Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb, Trieste, Paris, London, and Oxford. That’s a lot of train reading. Summer seems a good time to read thick books. A thick book, when you’re travelling, gives you a place to be. I’ve already started on the proof of Elena [...]

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summer reading: fernando sdrigotti published 04/07/2014

By Fernando Sdrigotti, Contributing Editor @f_sd I am a chaotic reader and I tend to read anything up to ten books at a time. I generally mix genres and languages and I don’t follow any clear logic when it comes to choosing books. I’m happy to drop a book after a few pages if it [...]

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