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The Other Side of Hope

By Various Artists

Ongoing publication - Submissions by July 31 2021.

The Other Side of Hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature is a UK-based literary magazine edited by refugees and immigrants. They exist to serve, via words, the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide. 

They publish in print annually and online periodically.

​The magazine takes its name from Aki Kaurismäki’s film with the same title.

The Other Side of Hope is currently open to submissions until 31/07/2021  ​

​"We admire, respect, and are friends with writers and poets from all walks of life. However, the other side of hope exists to serve, bring together, and celebrate the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide. To help promote and showcase writing from these communities, fiction and poetry are open to refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants only. We accept non-fiction, reviews, and interview submissions by anyone as long as the subject matter sheds light on the refugee and immigrant life."

The print issue will be published annually and online content periodically.

They offer £100 per published author in the print issue, and £50 per published author in the online issue. The authors published in print will also receive one complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears.


All submissions are considered for either the print or the online issue, at the editors' discretion.

Please send your work in Word only. No online files, please.

The Other Side of Hope welcome works in English, from anywhere in the world, but please see individual categories for eligibility.

To find out how to submit you creative literature to The Other Side of Hope please click here.


Whislt we await the thrilling first edition from The Other Side of Hope, you can enjoy Ancient Objects New Writing below.


For Ancient Objects New Writing, Journeys Festival International commissioned four North West based artists to develop new writing in response to objects they selected from within the Manchester Museum collection. These new works were presented for the first time along with each selected object at four Manchester Libraries alongside performances by each artist.

The Other Side of Hope is funded by Arts Council England, and supported by ArtReach and Journeys Festival International.

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