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Discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary.
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What's Bare Fiction Magazine all about?

It is very simple. We are passionately striving to promote new work and showcase the breadth of vibrant emerging and established writers working in poetry, short fiction and playwriting. 

Stretch Goal

You are all amazing for helping us reach our initial funding target. If we can get the goal stretched to £1800, we will be able to create some promotional postcards featuring work by our writers and telling potential readers about the magazine and how to get it. If we can reach that stretch goal - all pledges for the print edition will also receive one of the postcards.

What can we expect from the launch issue?

We'll be publishing the magazine for the very first time in December 2013, with 80 to 100 pages of new writing in poetry, fiction and theatre, including literary review, profiles and interviews with authors and practitioners.

We’ll keep adding to the list below as confirmations and submissions come in.

  • Lisa Parry will be interviewing Richard Lewis Davies, publishing director of Parthian Books, about its development of new writers during its 20 years in existence.
  • Emma Andrew will be providing a retrospective of novels she couldn’t resist revisiting during 2013, along with an interview with author Yangsze Choo about her debut novel The Ghost Bride.
  • Robert Harper will be talking to Dan O’Brien about his Forward Prize shortlisted poetry collection War Reporter. O’Brien will also be discussing his play The Body of an American, which receives its UK premiere at the Gate Theatre in London in early 2014.
  • Amelia Forsbrook will be looking at the work of emerging playwright Neil Bebber and interviewing him about his writing process. Plus, we’ll be printing the complete text of his short play Breathe, which was performed earlier this year at the Almeida Theatre as part of Dirty Protest’s Plays In a Bag season.
  • Also, plenty of new writing, including work from Dan O’Brien, Jane Slavin, Elvis Bego, Katie Bickell, AJ Huffman, Nicholas Grider, Sarah Hehir, Fred D’Aguiar, Boyd Clack, Adam Horovitz, Roger Garfitt, Jemma L. King, Adrian Perks, Aidan Hehir, Krisztina Fehervari, Robert Fabre, Marius Surleac, Charles Wilkinson, Michael Naghten Shanks, Yevgeniy Levitskiy, Marion Adams and previous Foyle Young Poet of the Year Matthew Broomfield. Three other fantastic short plays from Anna Fox, Ellen Koivisto and Anna Jordan.

What will it look like?

The inside of the magazine will look a little like this:

Be a part of the journey

See exclusive content before anyone else by becoming a backer of our campaign. For as little as £1 you will get exclusive access to early content from the magazine as we progress along our publishing journey. Including early proofs of pages of the magazine and videos of our writers reading their work.

So if you want to see writers like the lovely Katie Bickell reading her short, As You Swing at the Edge of the World, then pledge your support now

Katie Bickell reads As You Swing at the Edge of the World
Katie Bickell reads As You Swing at the Edge of the World

 What's the money for?

All staff involved with the magazine are putting in their time and effort for the love of promoting brilliant writing. The money is for the initial print run, launch, shipping and distribution of 500 copies of the launch issue to be published in December 2013.

The costs breakdown like this:

  • Printing: £1100 (initial run of 500 copies)
  • Shipping and Distribution: £200 (we'll be stocked in 40 independent book shops in the UK)
  • Launch events: £300
  • Total: £1600

We'll be using book stock quality paper and printing it with a resilient cover so that you'll be able to cherish and read your copy again and again. If we receive more than our initial funding goal, we plan to print and distribute more copies of the magazine.

How can I help?

Share this campaign, write an article and make a pledge to help us achieve our funding goal.

I'm a writer. Can I contribute?

We are actively seeking submissions for poetry, flash and short fiction, and short plays for publication in the magazine. If you're interested in submitting work, see more details on the submissions page of our website.

Will there be advertising?

We will run a very small amount of advertising in the magazine. If you're interested in reaching an international readership of poetry, fiction and plays by promoting your business within the pages of Bare Fiction Magazine then please do take a look at our advertising rates or buy an advertising pledge.

What happens if you exceed your pledge goal?

See the stretch goal update above and in our updates section.

Risks and challenges

Publishing a new literary title will be a rewarding experience for writers and readers alike.

Everyone inputting his or her time, energy and creativity into a magazine for no financial reward is a big ask. So is managing everyone's generous offers of assistance and pulling all the writing together in time for publication.

We’re all ready for the challenges ahead and with your help, we can make this a reality.

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    A limited number of early bird purchasers will receive a digital edition of the launch issue of Bare Fiction Magazine sent by email as a PDF at this introductory price. Plus, your name will appear on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    The launch issue of Bare Fiction Magazine signed by a member of the team. Plus, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    1 year subscription to the digital edition of Bare Fiction Magazines, plus the special launch issue, sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    BOOKSHOP BUNDLE AND ADVERT: FIVE copies of the print edition of the launch issue of the magazine for you to sell in your bookshop (cover price £8), PLUS, a 90mm(w) x 58mm(h) B&W advert in the magazine to promote your independent book store. We will also tweet and Facebook your bookshop social media accounts to our followers, and mention you in our email newsletter and your name will be printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website for being wonderfully independent and to say a big thank you for your support. (This pledge is only for bona fide independent book stores.)

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    UK Subscriber. 1 year subscription to the print edition of Bare Fiction Magazine, plus the special launch issue to be delivered to your door anywhere in the UK. You will also receive the digital version of the magazine sent by email as a PDF and your name will be printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    EUROPE Subscriber. 1 year subscription to the print edition of Bare Fiction Magazine, plus the special launch issue to be delivered to your door anywhere in Europe. You will also receive the digital version of the magazine sent by email as a PDF and your name will be printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    REST OF THE WORLD Subscriber. 1 year subscription to the print edition of Bare Fiction Magazine, plus the special launch issue to be delivered to your door anywhere in the world. You will also receive the digital version of the magazine sent by email as a PDF and your name will be printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    EARLY ADVERTISER: QUARTER PAGE. We'll print your mono b&w quarter page advert in the magazine. Plus, a printed copy of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    Advertising Package: Quarter Page. We'll print your mono b&w quarter page advert in the magazine. Plus, a printed copy of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    EARLY ADVERTISER: HALF PAGE. We'll print your mono b&w half page advert in the magazine. Plus, three printed copies of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    EARLY ADVERTISER: FULL PAGE. We'll print your mono b&w full page advert in the magazine. Plus, five printed copies of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    Advertising Package: Premium Full Page, inside front or inside back cover. We'll print your mono b&w full page advert in the inside front or inside back cover of the magazine. Plus, five printed copies of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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    Advertising Package: Full Colour Back Cover. We'll print your colour full page advert on the back cover of the magazine. Plus, ten printed copies of the launch issue, a digital edition sent by email as a PDF and your name printed with thanks in the launch issue of the magazine and on the Bare Fiction Magazine website to say a big thank you for your support.

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