Octarine: Submissions now open!

October 19, 2015

Recently I’ve gotten myself involved with an exciting new project. It’s called Octarine, and it’s a student-run literary magazine based at the University of East Anglia. What drew me to Octarine was that their mission statement rejects the insular nature of most student magazines – Octarine wants to showcase work from beyond the confines of the university, and reach out to the wider Norfolk literary community.

Why bring this up now? Well, submissions have just opened for Octarine’s very first issue, and I can’t contain my excitement any longer! I feel so lucky to be involved with such an amazing project, and I’m especially looking forward to seeing our first issue in print.

I’m part of the editing team, so if you’re interested in having me hunch over your work in the early hours of the morning, nitpicking away at your precious literary babies, you can submit it now by sending it to¬†octarinemagazine@gmail.com with the title SUBMISSION (TITLE, YOUR NAME).

A lot of passion has gone into making Octarine, and so that’s the theme of our first issue. Specifically, we’re looking for submissions themed around this quote, from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World:

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”