Volume 2, Chapter 5 of Visual Verse is now open for submissions at www.visualverse.org.
This month’s visual prompt is from British artist Dominic Goodman. Goodman is a fine art graduate from Central Saint Martins and works in a variety of media covering photography, film, music and art. His photography often focuses on unoccupied spaces, raising questions over events that may have occurred or perhaps will occur outside of the confines of the image. Perfect for you, dear writers. Dominic also co-runs labels YYAA Recordings and Hallso.
In honour of the infamous St Patrick, celebrated on March 17th, we dedicate this issue to Ireland and its enticing list of extraordinary emerging writers. Our lead author, Sara Baume, is arguably one of Ireland’s brightest literary stars, having won the Davy Byrnes Short Story Award in 2014 and named Hennessy New Irish Writer of 2015. She has recently released her debut novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither with Tramp Press.
Joining Sara are fellow Ireland-based writers Róisín Agnew, Daniel Gray and Claire-Louise Bennett. Róisín is editor of Guts Magazine, a new and brilliantly designed litmag based in Dublin. Daniel is our roaming writer and is journalist/editor at large for Totally Dublin. Claire-Louise is author of fantastic flash fiction and is publishing a short story collection, Pond, with The Stinging Fly in April 2015.
So writers, what will you make of our image this month? A lonely horse and an empty pool – can you see beyond the confines of this image, just as the artist intends?
Visit www.visualverse.org to read, write and see this month’s Visual Verse: Anthology of Art and Words.