Well, this is all rather exciting. Dunlin Press and its first book, Est, are starting to take shape. We’ve been tweeting away over on social media (@dunlinpress) and sharing our news locally on terra firma – and it seems that lots of writers and readers (from the region and beyond) are giving us the thumbs up for our survey of East Anglia through short fiction, psychogeography, poetry, reportage, memoir and more.
We opened our call for submissions a few weeks ago and, as the first of those have started to drop in the Dunlin inbox it’s already clear that the range of content from which we’ll be able to draw our final selection is going to be as wide as the East Anglian skies. Great news! Even better is that the quality of the writing we’ve had so far has been so good.
There is still time to submit something to us as we continue to beaver away behind the scenes doing marketing and production things. But don’t miss out – we want Est to be packed with great writing about East Anglia (if possible from Bacton to Brentwood and from Ely to Aldeburgh and from people who are so-far unpublished as well as those already well into their writing career).
If you have been tempted to send something to us, then do it. If this is the first you’ve heard of the project, then get thinking. There are only a few main requirements: it should be about the region, it should be good (obviously) and we’d love some experimental narratives too. It would be great if short academic pieces sat alongside poetry; short fiction alongside some local lost history. You’ll find more detailed guidelines on our Submissions page.
We look forward to reading your work.
Martin and Ella