Call for Creative Writing Contributions

“Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince”: Creative Writing strand

A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA

24th – 26th May 2017

Media City UK, University of Salford, UK.

Creative Writing strand convenors:

Dr Ursula Hurley, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Dr Helen Pleasance, School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy, York St
John University, UK

Contributions are invited for the Creative Writing strand of this two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.

Work in any genre will be considered, including (but not limited to) fiction, nonfiction, poetry, multimedia, hybrid, innovative or experimental texts=. We seek writing that responds to Prince’s legacy, impact and meaning, perhaps by re-writing, writing in response to, reminiscing, reflecting, celebrating, mourning, exploring, provoking, speculating or otherwise engaging with Prince’s influence and lasting appeal.

Selected contributions will be performed at a special reading at MediaCityUK during the course of the conference. All contributions will also be considered for publication in a conference anthology.

Submission Guidelines: Please submit work of up to 3000 words prose (or equivalent) or up to 5 pages of poetry. Work may be complete, an excerpt from a larger piece, or part of a speculative, exploratory project. Submissions should be sent, where possible, as Word or PDF attachments to both Helen Pleasance and Ursula Hurley The deadline for submissions is Friday 31st March 2017. Successful submissions will be notified by 28th April 2017.

Queries and informal discussions are also welcome at the above addresses.

Dr Ursula Hurley
Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing
Director, Postgraduate Research | School of Arts and Media
Programme Leader: MA Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment
203 Crescent House, Salford Crescent, M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 2851
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