This is me. Ionie to most, “that weirdo sniffing books” to a few and Scully to one.
Luke and I decided to join forces on this project a while back but it wasn’t until this week that we really set everything in motion. We spend most of our time together coming up with wacky plans for creative projects that usually don’t see the light of day so it’s nice to finally see something through. The reason we decided on an anthology is simply to showcase what we can do. Admittedly I’ve felt pretty useless up to now as Luke has been doing all the branding and illustrations, which is why I can’t wait for the submissions to start arriving!
This isn’t my first time working as an editor; I ran my college newspaper for two years and have dabbled in journalism too. I have a degree in Creative Writing and Drama Studies so I’ve covered a varied array of topics while at university. My education has given me a theoretical and working knowledge of; writing to briefs, web content, magazine and small press publications, journalism, travel writing, reviews and scripts for screen and stage. I’d like to put that knowledge to good use.
I’m not terribly good at writing about my personality so I’ll keep it brief. I love horror films which is one of the reasons Luke and I get along so well. As he mentioned, he is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer andso am I. I also love comics and books. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t go into bookshops unsupervised for fear of buying more than I can carry. My bookshelf is currently groaning with the weight of them so it’s probably time to invest in a bigger one! I also have a bit of a thing for stationary; I buy journals that my pens never touch. It’s an addiction.
As for the future; I want to write scripts for television and film. However, knowing how changeable I am I’ll probably end up pursuing something completely different. I still fancy being a zookeeper…
So that’s me in a nutshell. I hope to hear from you soon; this promises to be a very exciting project.
Online for the next hour or so. If anyone has any questions drop me a line in the ask box or PIYEHUB@gmail.com
We’re really enjoying the submissions we have coming in.
They make for very interesting bedtime reading!
Remember; if you have any questions regarding the genre or length of your work - email us or use our ask box.
I’m getting lots of messages from non-UK writers wishing to submit tonight.
Luke and I appreciate the interest you’ve all shown in our anthology and would love to involve you all.
Currently we are still only accepting UK submissions HOWEVER (this is a big however) we are working on ways to open it up to all in the near future.
We’ll keep you all well informed of any changes, don’t worry.
BE MY VALENTINE!
We’re running a Valentine’s competition for all you lonely hearts out there. Get your quirky poems in by the 13th February 2012. Non-UK writers ALLOWED! We’re spreading the love globally.
REBLOG TO SPREAD THE WORD!
CALLING ALL WRITERS, please reblog and help get the word around about this exciting new project.
More information HERE
Keep your submissions coming, only 25 days left until the deadline!
Sorry we’ve been off the radar this week, my laptop has died (RIP Iceberg *sob*) so i’ve been completely out of contact. However, i’ve finally booted my sister’s up but it’s prehistoric so apologies for any typos. It still has Internet Explorer…
Anyway, here’s what we’ll be up to in the following few days -
- Stickers, badges and more flyers arrive tomorrow! This is very exciting as Luke and I haven’t seen the badges or stickers yet.
- Our Anti-Valentine’s competition ends at midnight on the 13th so get your entries in ASAP. Quirkiest wins publication on our site with an accompanying illustration by Luke and Cupid may have something for your letterbox.
- Deadline for the first issue of PIYE is the 29th February so get sending! Any questions you have will be answered by one of us as soon as possible. We’ll contact those who have been successful on the 3rd of March.
- Luke is still working on preparations for PIYE Worldwide and we’ll be giving you more information on that at the start of March.
Check out the stuff we got in the post today! Stickers, badges and more flyers! It’s so cool to see Luke’s designs off the laptop screen! I’m using excessive exclamation points to show just how excited I am!
Remember guys you have until the 13th this month to get in your V-Day poems!
We can not wait to see what else you guys have coming!!
TWO DAYS TO GO!
Get your entries sent in as soon as possible for a chance to win publication and a little something from PIYE’s answer to Cupid - Luke in fairy wings.
DEADLINE IS LOOMING!
GET YOUR POEMS IN BY 6PM (GMT) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.
More information HERE
New anthologies are always worth a good shot!
Reblogging because we can =]
11 DAYS TO GO!
Get your entries in ASAP and don’t forget to include the submission form.
This is a really big chance to get your work out there so don’t miss out!
We’ve been hit with a wave of submissions so we’ve been kept busy. Aside from reading through them we’ve also been looking at the layout for the anthology and will have some updates about that soon.
In the meantime, all we ask is that you continue to reblog our posts and send in your submissions. There’s only a week to go so don’t miss out!
If any of you have any questions please feel free to drop us a message in our ask box or email.
DEADLINE IS TOMORROW!
Get your submissions in by midnight tomorrow (29th) for a chance to be published in our first issue.
- Completed submission form which can be found here or obtained from us, just email PIYEHUB@gmail.com.
- 300 words of prose OR 30 lines of poetry (word count is negotiable in some circumstances.)
- An understanding of our terms and conditions which are laid out here.
Don’t miss out writers!
That is your deadline for PIYE issue #1.
Submissions after the closing will not be considered so please don’t miss out.
Send your prose (300 words) or poem (30 lines) plus a submission form (this) to PIYEHUB@GMAIL.COM
Best of luck writers, see you on the other side!
Editor’s notes are hard.
Just so you know.