Untitled launches online journal after lockdown hits salon event

Untitled launches online journal after lockdown hits salon event

Under-represented writers' platform Untitled is launching an online journal of pieces on the pandemic after its first salon of 2020 was cancelled owing to the lockdown.

Untitled, launched last year, had seen the guest list for this month's axed salon in Old Street filled in record time.

Now founders Ollie Charles and Nicola Lampard have announced online space Untitled: Voices and are looking for work that has been written during the lockdown or as a reaction to the pandemic.

Charles said: “We don’t know when we’re next going to be able to open up for a writers’ salon and will continue to monitor the situation closely but, in the meanwhile, we think now is a good time to launch Untitled: Voices as a way to continue to empower and raise awareness of underrepresented voices—especially right now when work can easily be lost amongst the noise.”

The pair are also currently looking into a digital launch event for the collection with details to be announced in due course.

Untitled is looking for submisions of up to 2,000 words for prose or poetry up to 50 lines. Submissions are open now via email (contact.untitledwriting@gmail.com) and the closing date is 12th May. More information is on the website and successful writers will be notified by 15th May.