Monday, 18 August 2008 22:59

Wanted: TEXT submissions

Submissions are currently open for our  *  issue, and a wide range of interesting pieces have been filling the editorial inbox. But at present, visual submissions outnumber words by about five to one. Where is the writing? Wordsmiths: pick up your pens, delve into your archives, speak to, or at, or against, or through the humble asterisk. Don't let text be footnoted by the graphic... The deadline for submissions is September 7. Full details here.
Monday, 18 August 2008 22:54

Welcome: New book reviewers

ITCH would like to welcome its new book reviewers to the creative expressions fold. We look forward to publishing their literary views and book reviews here, for your reading pleasure. In their own words: Karina Magdalena Szczurek is a writer and literary critic. She lives in Cape Town with her husband, author André Brink, and their three cats: Mozart, Salieri and Glinka.  Lisa Witepski is a total book fiend. From beach schlock to biographies and the kind of novels that change your outlook on the world, if it has words, she'll read it.  Publishers, to have your book reviewed please…
Tuesday, 22 July 2008 13:55

Multimedia content

Tucked away in the corners of this first issue are two features that contain multimedia elements, taking our text / image campaign to a new level of movement / sound. Team Tar Baby's short film stretches text to include script, performance, dialogue and sub-titles.  Tamlyn Martin's image / poetry artwork adds an additional layer to its iteration: an audio recital. Pop in your headphones, look for the tell-tale "play" button, click it, and enjoy. Can't do THAT in a paper magazine... ;)
Wednesday, 16 July 2008 13:05

International Poetry Competition

The UK Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition 2008 is now open for entries. Although called the National Poetry Competition, it is open to anyone internationally. Now in its 31st year, the sought-after poetry prize attracts entries from around the world and offers to anyone who enters the opportunity to discover their own potential as a writer. All entries are read by leading poet-judges. The prize is £5000 - past winners include Michael Hulse, Carol Ann Duffy, Jo Shapcott, Ruth Padel, Ian Duhig and the current winner Sinéad Morrissey. More information here.
Thursday, 03 July 2008 12:26

Wanted: Book Reviewer (ZA)

Applications are invited for a book reviewer, based in South Africa, to receive and review new titles from South African publishers. If you have a love of writing and literature, experience in critical review, and are interested in having your literary opinions published on ITCH online, please contact the editor with a 200-word motivation and a 500-word sample of a book review you've written. Outlandish, left-field, non-traditional, fresh literary perspectives are actively encouraged. We can't pay, but you will get to keep the complimentary sample copies of new books (what more could a book-worm wish for?). Book reviews will go…
Thursday, 12 June 2008 22:59

Welcome to the new ITCH

Welcome to the new ITCH; an experiment with online media. This new digital platform aims to function as a space for creative and intellectual expression across the board. In our mediated world, boundaries between written and visual communication are increasingly unclear. The relationships and links between verbal and visual communication create fertile opportunities for creative expression; quite simply, the sharing of abstract ideas. Although our (self-defined) mandate is to prioritise creating a space for new writing of all genres, we also recognise the value of making it possible for new visual and multimedia work to be shared through our online…
Sunday, 25 May 2008 04:32

Digital vs. Analogue

Although you may remember ITCH as a print magazine, circumstance and a taste for the new encouraged us to experiment a little with format – hence our migration to binary code. We fully intend to make a new ink and paper magazine in the future, most probably aggregated from our online editions. But that's later. Now, we invite you to participate in our new medium. Submissions are now open for our second online edition.
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