On the Move: the Net, the Street and the Community
Since I have thoroughly enjoyed coediting (with Simon Murray of the University
College of Ripon and York) a book addressed to students of English and cultural studies, entitled Britishness and Cultural Studies: Continuity and Change in Narrating the Nation (Katowice: Slask, 2000) (ISBN 83-71-64-222-9), I have now accepted an invitation to publish a new book entirely on the net through my involvement with a new online electronic book publishing company at www.write-on-line.co.uk . The work with authors from both Poland and England has brought new inspiration for another international project.
On the Move will not be a strictly academic collection. Nor will it be addressed to just students, but it is designed to include travel narratives, and other creative and critical writing on the subject of travel, borders, the net, the street, the community, and encounters. So far, we have works and commitments from New York, Boston, London, Vancouver, the West Indies and Eastern Europe: - black, white; European, American, West Indian; Scottish, English, Italian, Jewish, Polish; male/female, city, country; ... in all its combinations.... ; we cooperate with academics, writers, photographers, artists, journalists and travellers....We are currently looking for Jewish, African and Eastern European voices, women writers, writing on diasporas, and on the issues relating to the net. We are inclusive and extend our welcome to everybody!
As it is a collection by various writers and artists we are waiting for the contributions until 28th Sptember 2000 (earlier submission possible too). But because of a very good response to this project we are also thinking about a follow-up (and of conventional publishing with Reaktion Press in London). The volume will be edited and published in a downloadable e-book format with our 50% royalty fees split between all the writers involved.
If you could not commit yourself but could recommend another author, or recommend another author as well as commit yourself - please do not hesitate to do so. I am hoping to get a WIDE range of writing, styles, problematics, experiences and approaches...
On the Move is The WriteOnLine Publishing Company's biggest project yet. Visit us at http://www.write-on-line.co.uk/ and you will see that we are just starting to publish fiction, nonfiction, drama, film, photography, and other forms of media art exclusively online. We will soon be ready to launch a range of new projects to fill our site with literature and art by a variety of artists and writers from various locations. We are based in London, but welcome material from international writers and other artists.
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