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Important Announcement

Monday 28th August 2017

Dear Writers, First and foremost, please accept our apologies for this delayed announcement. The jury is – still – working. So, please, be patient and thank you in advance. Hourglass has gone through some stormy weather – and it followed us from the beginning of the year 2017. And now, we don’t want to bother you with […]

The deadline to enter Hourglass Literary Magazine’s International Writing competition has been extended to May 31st!

Monday 1st May 2017

Dear Writers, Hourglass Literary Magazine’s publisher Biblioner and our 2nd international contest’s organizing committee have decided to make an extension of the deadline for authors writing in English only. Please note that the submission window for authors writing in the BCMS languages is closed. The reason for this is that the low number of submissions […]

Karl Williams Receives the Freewrite

Friday 23rd December 2016

Mr. Karl Williams won the Freewrite Award for his short story “Buddy & Teemus”. Sibelan Forrester, the inaugural contest judge said about short story “Buddy & Teemus”: A straightforward story with an unusual setting devotes unsentimental attention to different human beings’ ways of being and interacting, their various abilities and disabilities, and the ways they […]

Claire Mulligan on Writing, Influences and HLM

Wednesday 21st December 2016

Claire Mulligan’s first work of historical fiction, The Reckoning of Boston Jim, was nominated for the 2007 Scotiabank Prize as well as the Ethel Wilson Award. Claire was born and raised in British Columbia and graduated from UBC in 1995. She currently lives in Victoria BC with her three young children. What a great pleasure and honour […]

The Inaugural Contest’s Poet Laureate - Mr. John B. Lee

Thursday 24th November 2016

Mr. John B. Lee – the inaugural contest’s poet laureate – reads Lalo’s Walls and Climbing the Great Wall of China. Video edited by Mr. Ian Bell. “Climbing the Great Wall of China” (LE AWARD) by John Lee. Ms Sibelan Forrester said: This poem describes a famous place with strong and evocative images that connect the perceiving consciousness with the wall’s visible […]

Weary Feat by Michael Twist

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Michael Twist reads an excerpt from Weary Feat: Sibelan Forrester said: This story had way too much detail about basketball for me, but that is only part of what it does. I kept expecting the young hero to be shot or otherwise have his hopes for success as a basketball player dashed by inner city menace. […]

Modern Reading by Lochlan Bloom

Wednesday 13th July 2016

There is a group, let us call them the anti-fictionists, that proclaims the death of fiction. They call for an end to the make-believe, the fake, the imaginary. Who needs fiction, these anti-fictionists say, when there is the scientific method, progress, development. We may be a society of readers but how much of that time […]

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