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Hubbub Team
Hubbub Team

The Hubbub Team comprises Alison Hitchcock, Melanie Jones, and Katherine Vik.

July Hubbub


The next Hubbub will take place on Monday 8 July at 7:30 pm in the basement of The Harrison (28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1h 8JF).

 

Our July Hubbub will feature Birkbeck Creative Writing students/alumni: Jools Abrams-Humphries, Dane Buckley, Tamsin Cottis, Amanda Crane and Katherine Vik, with special guests Dave McGowan and Courttia Newland.
Copies of Courttia's latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, will be on sale. There is no entry charge but any donations towards the running of future events would be much appreciated.

Dave McGowan was born and bred in London. He is co-founder of Poltroon - The Literary Saloon, a photographer, DJ and occasional lyricist. He is also the author of the very popular 'Putting it Away' series featured on the Writers' Hub.

 

Courttia Newland’s first novel, The Scholar, was published in 1997. Further critically acclaimed work includes Society Within (1999) and Snakeskin (2002), The Dying Wish (2006), Music for the Off-Key (2006), and A Book of Blues (2011). He is co-editor of IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain (2000), Tell Tales 4: The Global Village (2009) and has short stories featured in many anthologies. His career has encompassed both screen and playwriting; plays include B is for Black, and an adaptation of Euripedes' Women of Troy. He was nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, the Alfred Fagon Award, the Frank O’ Conner Award and The Edge Hill Prize 2012. His latest novel, The Gospel According to Cane, was published by Akashic Books (US) and Telegram (UK) in February 2013.

 

Please read our submission guidelines below and send your submissions to hubbub@writershub.co.uk.

 

Submissions Deadline: Monday 24 June 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.

 

Submissions policy

  • 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.
  • Length:
    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 hubbub@writershub.co.uk.
  • You will be advised whether your submission has been selected at least one week before the event.

Selected work

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.


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