Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Submissions the third.

Good news writers! Submissions are now open for the third Bad Language anthology of new writing!

Please follow these guidelines as failing to do so will result in your entry being rejected.

Please only submit to one of the following categories.

Short Stories

Short stories to be no longer than 2500 words.
Only one short story per person.
Stories to have not been published elsewhere.


Poetry to be no longer than 40 lines.
Maximum of 3 poems submitted per person.
Poetry not to have been published elsewhere.

Flash and Micro Fiction

Flash and micro fiction not to exceed 500 words.
No more than 3 flash or micro fictions to be submitted per person.
Flash and micro fiction not to have been published elsewhere.


We will also be accepting graphic fiction (as an A5 sized PDF, maximum ten pages of story).

We also accept extracts from novel's, following the same guidelines as short story submissions, however the extract
has to be able to stand alone.

You may also submit non-fiction articles that have a clear relation to literature. These must follow the short story guidelines.

House guidelines.

You must attach your submission as a .doc file to an e-mail (unless it is graphic fiction.)
You must include a 50 word biography as the body of the e-mail
Your e-mail must be titled 'Bad Language Submissions'

Please note we cannot read the same submission twice. If you have had an entry rejected from a previous anthology, please do not re-submit the same piece. We love to read new work!

Due to the large amount of submissions we cannot accept any that do not follow submissions guidelines.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@badlanguagemcr.co.uk by 10pm on the 2nd of March.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Bad Language at The Castle

Dear lover of all things literary,

In nine days time Bad Language will be hosting our second event at The Castle Hotel in Manchester. We've got the brilliant David Gaffney headlining the night, providing his off-kilter short stories and reading from his excellent new book, The Half Life of Songs.

There will also be performances in the open mic section from some of Manchester's finest poets, storytellers and bloggers.

If you wish to attend the event, you can sign up to the Facebook page or check out the fanpage for ourselves here

There are still places in the open mic section left, so if you're interested in performing in one of the nicest venues in Manchester, in front of a lovely, welcoming crowd, then e-mail us at events@badlanguagemcr.co.uk and we'll book a four minute slot for you.

We will be announcing big things at the event and one of us may or may not be performing poetry made up entirely of Arnie's dialogue in The Terminator...this will almost definitely depend on the amount of ale consumed beforehand.

We hope to see you down there.

Bad Language.