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Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2.0

Cymraeg >> Deadline for submissions: 15 Feb 2018 Announcement of winners: 31 July 2018 Submit Entries Here Entries accepted in English and Welsh. Wonderbox Publishing, in conjunction with Bangor University (Wales), is sponsoring the second annual competition to discover the best “popular” digital fiction: digital fiction that appeals to mainstream…

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Review: Kate Pullinger’s Jellybone

Jellybone by Kate Pullinger 2017 oolipo / App For some unknown reason I am one of those people that you find sitting and waiting at bus stops, train stations, in between lectures and the like. Maybe it’s the universe conspiring against me, maybe it’s the public transport system but either…

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Review: Peter J. Favaro’s Alter Ego

Alter Ego by Peter J. Favaro, Ph.D. 1986 Text Adventure Game / Multiple Choice Game (ChoiceScript) There are many reasons to play video games. Enjoyment is often a key factor (despite that friend who’s known to chuck their X-BOX controller into a wall); they also provide a valuable sense of…

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Review: Shaun Tan’s The Arrival

The Arrival by Shaun Tan 2006 Book My love affair with Shaun Tan started when my mother called me up saying that she had found a book that “…you would just love. It’s just weird and you.” Which is a fair enough assessment considering we both have a penchant for…

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Review: Joanna Walsh’s SEED

SEED by Joanna Walsh Illustrated by Charlotte Hicks 2017 Interactive Fiction Best accessed on a mobile device. SEED is written by Joanna Walsh and illustrated by Charlotte Hicks, and follows the tale of an 18-year old girl during four months of her life in the late 1980s. This story, one…

Bringing Digital Fiction Mainstream

I’ve come to publishing through my two-pronged careers as a writer and a researcher in creative writing (I’m still both, so I suppose I now have a three-pronged career?). As a writer and publisher, I get some data on my work here and there: some reviews and ratings on GoodReads, some purchase…

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