Other Worlds

The Haar is on the horizon again! After a successful launch last month The Purple Hermit’s creative arts e-zine will be back in June and is now seeking contributions from writers, artists, photographers, cartoonists and anyone with something different to say on the theme of ‘Other Worlds’.

Other Worlds, real or imaginary have fascinated many writers and artists including Shakespeare, William Blake and H.G.Wells. Dreams or nightmares, utopias, dystopias, parallel universes, Other Worlds offer the possibility of escape from our mundane reality. But we don’t need a time machine or space ship to find Other Worlds. They exist right here amongst us, in the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean, in the chaos of a forgotten garden shed or attic, in the alien environments of deserts and peat bogs or just behind the lace curtains of the house next door. Other Worlds also exist in the privacy of our own minds, within the sanctuary of books and films.

Photograph by Magenta Kent

Please get in touch via the Contact Page above for details of where to send your submissions.
Poems, short stories, non-fiction must be sent in a single Word document, images as a jpg. Poems must be no longer than 40 lines, short stories and non-fiction no longer than 2,000 words. Please send no more than a total of 3 poems and/or short stories and no more than 2 pieces of visual art. There are a limited number of slots. I want to keep this community arts feature as a small, friendly space so sadly not all work will be selected.

Everyone is welcome as long as the work is original. All contributions will be clearly credited to the author who retains copyright.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MIDNIGHT 7th JUNE, 2021.

Get writing and clicking, the clock is ticking…

I very much look forward to reading your work on Other Worlds!

Best wishes from
Nikita Shackleton
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And finally as an inspirational PS here’s a film clip from Lars Von Trier’s stunning film Melancholia:-