The next Hubbub will take place on Monday 20 May at 7:30 pm in the basement of The Harrison (28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF).
There is no entry charge but any donations towards the running of future events would be much appreciated.
Our Arts Week Hubbub will feature Martyn Bryant, Gilli Fryzer, Nydia Hetherington,
Tarquin Landseer and Ian McNab, as well as special guests Elizabeth Fremantle and Christie Watson.
Elizabeth Fremantle holds a first in English and an MA in creative Writing from Birkbeck. As a Fashion Editor she has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair and the Erotic Review and has had her fiction published in the Mechanic's Institute Review. Queen's Gambit is her first novel. Copies of Queen's Gambit will be on sale at the event for £10 each.
Christie Watson trained as a paediatric nurse at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and worked as a nurse, educator and senior sister for over ten years before joining UEA for her MA in Creative Writing, where she won the Malcolm Bradbury Bursary. Her first book, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award. Christie was also the winner of a Red's Hot Women Award in 2012.
Please read our submission guidelines below and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions Deadline: Monday 6 May 2013
Who can submit?
Please note that only students from Birkbeck’s creative writing courses, past and present, can submit work to Hubbub. If this means you are not eligible, we hope you will still join us as a member of the audience.
- Any Birkbeck creative writing student, both current and previous, BA, MA or Certificate, can submit work for consideration.
- There is no restriction on the type of work. You can submit a complete short story or an extract, a novel extract, poetry, life writing, adapted screenplay etc.
- Submissions should be unpublished. However, previously published work will be considered in some circumstances.
Prose: up to 1500 words
Poetry: up to 150 lines
- The Hubbub team will decide which submissions to select and the running order of the night.
- No editorial input will be provided. Work will be selected as it stands.
- No significant changes can be made once the work has been selected.
- You should submit only one piece of work per event (or a selection of poems up to 150 lines). However, you can submit to as many Hubbub events as you wish, whether or not your previous submissions have been selected.
- Please make sure you are happy with your work before you submit it. The team reserves the right not to accept an updated, replacement version, even if it arrives before the deadline.
- Submissions should be sent as an attachment to email@example.com.
- You will be advised whether your submission has been selected at least one week before the event.
Selected work will be read at the next event.
If your work is selected, you will be asked to provide a brief (+- 50 words) biography written in the 3rd person, and a photo, to include on a handout and publish on the website. Subject to the author's permission, a podcast of the reading may be made available on the website. Copyright remains with the individual author.