We’re in a bit of a pickle at the moment, Luke’s laptop has died so work on issue #3 has come to a standstill until he can get it fixed. It’s a pain because we can’t wait for you guys to see all the stuff we’ve got in it, the standard just gets higher and higher. Anyway, we’ll keep you in the loop but hopefully that’ll be sorted soon enough.
In the meantime, we will still continue to accept submissions for our next print issue from our British writers BUT we’re also accepting work for our online archive from everyone, so get sending your stuff in!
Our inbox is always open, so feel free to contact us if you fancy a chat.
We are not dead, though i’m sure you’d started to wonder… We trust you all had an excellent Xmas and are looking forward to the new year?
We’ll be publishing our next issue of PIYE Magazine in January, at long last, and will be announcing the writers that will be included in it shortly. Thank you to everyone who submitted, they have been a pleasure to read as usual.
This week we shall be posting the Halloween winners. So we do not spam your tumblr with them all at once we thought it would be nice to post one a day and by Saturday we will post information about our Christmas competition.
Sorry for the delay, I have been stacked with work.
You are our Halloween contest winner, expect some goodies in the post this week and your winning short story Butterflies and Hurricanes will be illustrated and published on our sites along with the following runners up.
The runners up, in no particular order, are;
Christopher Parvin - Carnival
Frankie Lewis - Nightmare
James Rice - Nine
Ben Dunham - No Purpose Here
Matt Creswell - The Tidelings
Sharmay Mitchell - The Camera Never Lies
Thank you to all who entered, we were stunned at the quality of the entries and we hope you’ll participate in our future competitions.
You have until midnight to get your 500 word horror stories sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win some Halloween goodies and be published on our sites with an accompanying illustration done by our designer.
An online collection of story readings and performance poetry from around the globe!
We are looking for the weird and wonderful so get experimenting. You can either perform your piece using props, accents, dramatizations OR have a chat with us and we’ll look into creating a storyboard or short animation. Anything goes so get creative!
The way this is going to work is simple; we’ll invite those with interesting proposals to join our online think-tank on Dropbox/Facebook and will melt all our ideas together until we get something remarkable. We want YOU to be extremely involved throughout the entire process so make sure you have a few tricks up your sleeves and are willing to (metaphorically) get your hands dirty.
As neither Luke nor myself are particularly good with video whatsits we will be asking our pal Stu to take the reigns on this one. He’ll be our brain guy for all the techie stuff and we’re excited to be working with him, he’s a photographer and filmmaker so you know he’s gonna be good!
Criteria for the project is as follows –
You must be up for a challenge.
You must have easy access to the internet and be willing to use Dropbox (it’s just a really easy way to share files). If you’d like to check it out, this is the site here.
You must have a decent command of the English language as we are woefully uncultured and can’t speak any other languages ourselves.
That being said, THIS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE not just UK residents!
To submit a proposal please send us an email (email@example.com) including a quick overview of your planned video, a paragraph about yourself and a copy of the poem/story you will be using in an attached document.
We’ll be making an example video or two over the next few weeks just to give you an idea of what we want to achieve so keep your eyes peeled.
If you want to have a chat or have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us or drop us a message in our ask box.
UK writers - don’t forget to submit for our next print issue (1st Nov) and take part in our Halloween competition (13th Oct)!
are you accepting submissions from outside the UK?
Not as of yet, though I think we are thinking of doing some competitions for everyone including those outside of the UK soon as we would love to see what great work you non-UK folk have for us, and maybe even a special issue just for those outside the UK. We have not ruled out letting folk from outside the UK submit just yet it just takes a fair bit of planning as the price for the issues to those outside the UK would be higher to cover postage etc.
However I would suggest you keep checking because you never know. =]
We’ve had a few people ask the same thing so i’ll answer this publicly.
If you want a copy and live outside the UK then email us with your address and we can find out how much postage will cost. We will keep it as inexpensive as possible but it will mean you pay a bit more than £4.
If you’d like to buy both issues then i’m sure we can work out a little deal for you so you get your money’s worth.
Hello writers, sorry for our prolonged absence but our jobs have been ever so demanding of late. Here’s all you need to know about what we’re up to at the moment…
Due to our work loads, we have decided to reduce the number of issues we produce per year. Instead of the four we planned on, we’ll only be releasing three. Therefore an issue will be released every four months, with one being released at the end of August and the other in December. The final touches are being put to the current issue, thank you for your patience.
Though we haven’t started to advertise for submissions, we will accept them all year round. As usual, submissions should be sent to PIYEHUB@gmail.com. For more details, email us or check our site.
Halloween is our favourite time of year so we will be running a competition to celebrate. The best short horror story will win a goody bag; including our favourite horror film, sweeties and other creepy bits for a spooktacular Halloween. The competition will be open to UK residents only. More details to follow.
We have an exciting new project running alongside PIYE Magazine which will be open to everyone, not just UK writers. Our YouTube channel will play host to a collection of poetry and prose readings, including recordings of pieces featured in PIYE Magazine. Guidelines will be going up soon but I suggest you get thinking of pieces that you’d be happy to record for us. We’re looking for quirky and innovative ways of using spoken word so be sure to experiment.
Assembling a street team is still ongoing, we’ve managed to cajole friends into helping us but will be uploading print ready posters soon. If you send a picture of one of our posters up in a local bookshop/library/college/uni, along with your postal address then we will reward you with a PIYE badge and sticker. Who doesn’t love a free badge?? If you would like to get more involved then you will be able to request a promo pack from us (flyers, posters and business cards along with the badge and sticker) very soon.
Site submissions will also be starting next month for our ‘One-Line-Wonders’, a series of stories in a sentence which will be posted on our sites. More info to come.
Lastly, as we can’t have a physical poetry meet-up we’re looking into hosting an online hangout using YouTube. This will run as a bit of a workshop/Q&A session with writers being able to send us questions and ask for advice on their work. Luke and I are always happy to help with any of your writing or design queries so feel free to drop us a line.
This promises to be an exciting time for PIYE and we’re thankful for your support so far, we hope you’ll stick with us.
Luke and I will be celebrating our birthday this weekend but, as always, our ask box will be open if you want to contact us.
The PIYE Team will be out of the office this weekend so expect replies to any emails/messages on Monday. If you have something urgent to say, contact us through Twitter as we’ll be checking that while away.
As of today PIYE Magazine will now be available in News From Nowhere on Bold Street, Liverpool. (Click the image below to visit their webpage.)
This is a brilliant bookshop with extremely knowledgeable staff and we’re proud to have our magazine on their shelves. I highly recommend a visit if independent bookshops are your thing… and if they’re not!
I also left some free stickers there under the noticeboard so pick one up if you fancy.
In other news, the deadline for issue #2 has now passed. Thank you to those who submitted and we will be in touch very soon.