Write Track app

Can technology help you write?

Chris Smith

Whether you’re typing into Novlr, downloading via Kindle, self-publishing through Reedsy or reading on Wattpad – tech’s everywhere. But bar the odd writing app, the process of getting words down remains tech-free. For most writers engaged in writing, tech’s at best peripheral and at worst a distraction. But can tech be more than something you… Read more »



The State of the Author

Nicola Solomon

Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, has kindly allowed us to reproduce the talk she gave at the Futurebook Author Day conference in London on 30th November 2015. I have been asked to talk to the state of the author in traditional publishing but I must say that I do not recognise… Read more »



The Making of a 100-year poem

Stevie Ronnie

For the past two years I have been working on Arctica, an interdisciplinary art project encompassing poetry, photography, visual art, performance, film, artist’s books and a digital public artwork. The project began after I visited the High Arctic in 2013 for an artist’s residency as part of The Arctic Circle programme. The Arctic environment is… Read more »

19th century postcard of the Emigrants Home, Southampton.

Locating Digital Fiction in Victorian Southampton

Tory L. Dawson

Late last year, whilst in the final throes of my doctorate in Creative Writing, I was invited by my supervisor at the University of Southampton to join an interdisciplinary Leverhulme Trust-funded research project entitled: ‘StoryPlaces: Exploring the Poetics of Location-Based Narratives’. Working alongside the university’s creative writing undergraduates, professional writers such as Philip Hoare, and… Read more »

Nikesh Shukla

Rife Magazine

Nikesh Shukla

In 2014, we decided to set up digital platform for the young people of Bristol. As part of a talent development programme and as a magazine to amplify young exciting voices in the city, we wanted to see if we could affect positive change among young people. It would be called Rife Magazine. Rife meaning… Read more »