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The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis

Online Presence: Pros, Perils and Possibilities

Angela Slatter

I often hear newer writers (of varying ages) say they want their writing to speak for itself. They’re filled with disdain for publishers who look for an online presence, and utterly scornful of writers who actively and efficiently use social media to their advantage. What I generally say to such writers (after I stop laughing)… Read more »

Opinion

Copyright: Attacking or Evolving

Copyright: Attacking or Evolving?

John Degen

The arguments over copyright and copyright law in the digital age have been rumbling along for years now, sometimes erupting into mainstream view, other times sinking back beneath the public radar once again. In Canada a small tweak to copyright legislation resulted in a large loss of income for many writers when the principle of… Read more »

Endgame

The Endgame ARG: New Beginnings or More of the Same?

Anthony Mullins

“What about you? What are you waiting for? The Revolution? End times? Forget waiting. The revolution is here and you need to know the truth.” —  Stella, Endgame: The Calling This was the urgent message Stella had for me as I watched the video promoting the alternate reality game (ARG) accompanying Endgame: The Calling, the first in… Read more »

Story+ 2014 at Brisbane Writers Festival

Story Above All Else: Story+ 2014

Grace Kirk

Story+ is a two-day event at Brisbane Writers Festival which explores the intersection of story, narrative, technology and design. This year the one theme that consistently emerged from the discussions, panels and workshops was that story towers above all mediums. As Portal Entertainment’s Mike Jones explained in his keynote, no technology has ever changed what… Read more »

Experience

2014 NMWP Winners, PRY, accept their award via Skype

The New Media Writing Prize: The First Five Years

James Pope

Beginning in 2010, the New Media Writing Prize has been the only competition in the world to open its digital doors to every kind of online, multi-media, interactive storytelling, whether amateur, professionally funded, solo, or collaborative. The competition has placed no boundaries around definitions of literature or game – the only requirements for eligibility have… Read more »

Minecraft Poetry Vlog 2

Labyrinths, Redstones and a Chicken Called Ted: Bursary 2015, Diary 4

Victoria Bennett and Adam Clarke

Victoria Bennett and Adam Clarke form one of two teams we are supporting through the 2015 Writing Platform Bursary Programme, in association with Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.  Victoria’s and Adam’s project uses Minecraft to immerse the player in the experience of a poem and expand the idea of what literature and video games can be…. Read more »