Notes from the Underground, a new creative writing freesheet launched last December in London,publishes short fiction, cartoons, original illustrations as well as arts based non-fiction. The publication has a print run of 100,000 copies that are distributed on the street in London, on the Eurostar, in over 100 four and five star hotels around the South-East, 100 art galleries in London (Including the Tate, Tate Modern, National Gallery, The Royal Academy and the British Museum) as well as in Waterstones and Blackwells around the country. Writers are invited to contribute to Notes from the Underground. The submission guidelines are very open. It is simply asked that submissions are under 1,800 words. The sort of submissions required include (but aren't restricted to):
- Longer short stories up to a maximum of 1,800 words
- Stories written in 20 minutes
- Very short stories of only one or two sentences
- Travel writing.
There is no thematic restriction whatsoever, however given that the paper is most likely to be read on the move the editors have found that stories written with a certain pace have tended to have the best feedback. Anyone who wants to submit work then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org as a word attachment with a word count and contact details. For more details, visit www.notesfromtheunderground.co.uk ENDS