T H E G R I N D is resting.
Just for now.
Sleep with little rest,
Work for no reward,
Dream with boundless ambition,
And be happy
Despite it all.
We are currently reviewing the submissions for the flash fiction EP project and will be in touch with the successful writers as soon as possible.
In other news, L-space have a brand new video for their track Southern Reach. The song was inspired by Jeff Vandermeer's Southern Reach trilogy of books. You can also find the band on Spotify and they'd appreciate any follows you could give them!
THE GRIND is open for submissions for a very special project. We are looking for submissions of flash fiction, under 1000 words, which will then be narrated by the hugely talented voice artist RJ BAYLEY. This will be accompanied by an ambient soundtrack by L-SPACE. These tracks will be turned into an EP which will be distributed across all the major streaming platforms.
If you'd like to be considered for this opportunity please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that the subject line of the email includes your name and the name of your work. Only 5 submissions will be chosen for this project.
You do not have to be in or from Scotland to submit your work to this issue. DEADLINE: 01.03.17
Do not be afraid to experiment. Read our previous issues for an idea of what we publish.
The band made up of the people who run The Grind, L-space, have released their debut EP. You can listed to Sol 0 here. Don't forget- you can see us at King Tut's on the 4th of February!
THE GRIND has returned and plans to make 2017 a good one. The book of speculative fiction we plan to publish should be out in March/April and we have an exciting show to announce shortly.
Also, THE GRIND's band, L-space, is playing King Tut's in Glasgow on the 4th of February. We'd be over the moon to see some contributors to THE GRIND there! You can get tickets from the L-space website.
T H E G R I N D turned 3 yesterday. It has been a funny 3 years. I never thought that T H E G R I N D would turn into what it has, touch so many people, or be such an important part of my life. I, and everyone involved in T H E G R I N D, owe it all to the people who have supported us over the years. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Without you, we are nothing.
This year we're supporting The Moldova Project; a truly wonderful and inspiring charity. If T H E G R I N D has been a positive influence on your life in any way, please consider donating to The Moldova Project's Christmas campaign. Thank you.
Donate here > http://tiny.cc/1in300
T H E G R I N D is working tirelessly on our plans for the next few months. There will be ANNOUNCEMENTS. There will be FICTION. There will be EVENTS. But for now, here is a playlist of the hip hop that powers T H E G R I N D.
We met Boom Saloon; a brand new magazine dedicated to exploring and democratising the arts. We talked about how they started, what constitutes art, and James Bond.
For more information about Boom Saloon their contributors: boomsaloon.com
Wideo Media- Garry Anthony Fraser
Music Comes First Records- Oddacity and Madhat Mcgore
Boom Saloon's video partner is Campfire; a wonderful digital agency based in Edinburgh:
Their contributors for this issue are:
Aitor Frias & Cecilia Jiminez
The song played was Arcology by L-space.
T H E G R I N D is delighted to announce our plans for the coming months in relation to our call for speculative fiction. We will be bringing you:
A B O O K
A U D I O B O O K
P O D C A S T S
E V E N T S
T A L K S
THAT IS ALL.
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