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Contribute to Oh Comely issue 42

Photo: Orlova Maria 

Photo: Orlova Maria 

Issue 42 is out in April and we’re looking for your contributions.

Last year, we published a series of first person 'September stories' (you can read one example here or pick up issue 38 to read all four) and for our next issue we want to hear your personal stories relating to spring – a season traditionally associated with new beginnings.

Got a 'spring story' that you'd like to write? To be considered, email a 100-word outline of your idea to ohcomely@icebergpress.co.uk, along with two samples of your work by Monday 12 February. Please state 'Issue 42 contributions' in the subject header.

Unfortunately we don't accept fiction or poetry samples. We do try and get back to everyone but we're a really small team so we're sorry if we don't get a chance.

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

Contribute your personal stories to issue 39

illustration: Jisun Lee for issue 37

illustration: Jisun Lee for issue 37

We're looking for your contributions for issue 39, out in October.  

Writers, we have a challenge for you this issue. We're looking for original first person stories that take place within one room. 

We're intrigued by the possibilities and hope that you will be too. 

To be considered, email a 100-word outline of your idea to ohcomely@icebergpress.co.uk, along with two samples of your work by Friday 14 July. Please state 'Issue 39 contributions' in the subject header. 

Unfortunately we don't accept fiction or poetry samples. We do try and get back to everyone but we're a really small team so it might take us a while. 

We look forward to hearing your ideas! 

We're always interested in your personal writing. If you have a story that you'd like to share with us, regardless of theme, email us at the address above with your outline and samples. 

Contribute to our 'Passage' issue

Photo: Liz Seabrook for  Oh Comely   issue 32 , showing the collection of Julia of  Choosing Keeping

Photo: Liz Seabrook for Oh Comely issue 32, showing the collection of Julia of Choosing Keeping

Issue 38 - out in August - will be themed 'Passage' and we're looking for your contributions. 

For this issue, we're especially interested in your first person tales of 'September stories' - although it’s a while since we’ve been in school yet September still seems to always mark major events and transitions in our lives.

Whether back to school, a new beginning, or another life-shifting event, we’d love to hear stories based on significant experiences in your life that just so happen to have taken place in September… 

To be considered, email a 100-word outline of your idea to ohcomely@icebergpress.co.uk, along with two samples of your work by Friday 26 May. Please state 'Issue 38 contributions' in the subject header. 

Unfortunately we don't accept fiction or poetry samples. We do try and get back to everyone but we're a really small team so it might take us a while. 

We look forward to hearing your ideas! 

Contribute to our ‘Strength’ issue

Issue 35 - out in February - will be themed on 'Strength' and we're looking for your contributions. 

We’re looking for stories of resilience, resolve and readiness. Tales that explore a richness of colour, or a force on the senses. Your personal interpretation of what it means to be strong.

To be considered, email a 100-word outline of your idea to ohcomely@icebergpress.co.uk, along with two samples of your work by Monday 21 November. Please state 'Issue 35 contributions' in the subject header. 

Unfortunately we don't accept fiction or poetry samples. 

Look forward to hearing your ideas! 

The Letters Issue: A Call-Out for Shiny New Writers!

Issue 32 is all about letters, and we're on the hunt for shiny new contributors to tell their stories on our pages. 

Whether it's the love letter you store in a shoebox under the bed, a secret written in invisible ink, or a text read over a stranger's shoulder, we're publishing compelling first-persons about messages read in private. There are many angles to be explored, and we want your ideas.

To be considered, send a 100-word pitch and two writing samples to ohcomely@icebergpress.co.uk* by Monday 6th June, stating 'Issue 32 Words Call-Out' in the subject header. Good luck, dear reader! 

*Please note we don't accept poetry samples. The lovely reader letter featured in our thumbnail was sent to our old address. Our new home is: Oh Comely magazine, Iceberg Press, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0NE.