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12th January 2022

The theme for the 7th issue of ekō magazine is ‘Sounds of Welcome’ and submissions are now open. ekō magazine was founded as a social and political platform for storytelling and creativity. It is a means of exercising freedom of expression and bringing together the voices of migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, volunteers and activists within the wider […]

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13th December 2021

the other side of hope: journeys in refugee and immigrant literature is a UK-based literary magazine edited by refugees and immigrants. We exist to serve, via words, the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide. It is published in print annually and online periodically. Issue 1 is available now: ​The magazine takes its name from Aki Kaurismäki’s […]

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By Laila Sumpton Where We Find Ourselves is a new publication by Arachne Press edited by Sandra A Agard and myself, which gathers together the voices of 45 writers of the Global Majority. We judged the competition blind, but were delighted to see that our selected poetry and short story writers had such a wide […]


Are you a professional writer? Are you passionate about using creative writing and the power of words to help survivors of torture have a voice? Freedom From Torture have an exciting opportunity for two people to volunteer as Mentors/Workshop Facilitators for our unique creative writing group, ‘Write to Life’, located at their London Centre. For the […]

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Mafwa Theatre is a community theatre company which brings refugees, asylum seekers and settled communities together. We use drama and the arts to create work that celebrates our similarities and differences, brings women together and speaks truth to power. They use their platform to highlight and enable development opportunities for artists and theatre makers from migrant […]


CivicLeicester is inviting and accepting poems and short fiction on the theme, Settled Status or Indefinite Leave to Remain for All   The editors will also consider poems and short fiction exploring themes that include: – lived experience of being a migrant or an undocumented migrant or seeking refuge in Britain and the Irish States– migrant, […]

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4th June 2020

Seeking Hope: zine explores experiences of young people who migrate to the UK A group from the Children’s Society Hope service for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people have created a zine that explores the experiences of those who migrate to the UK as unaccompanied or separated young people. They planned to launch the zine at an […]


27th June 2019

By the Refugee Tales team: With nationalism and the far right on the rise across Europe and North America, there has never been a more important moment to face up to what we, in Britain, are doing to those who seek sanctuary. Still the UK detains people indefinitely under immigration rules. Bail hearings go unrecorded, […]


26th June 2019

By Inshra Sakhawat Russell, Creative Director of Guba Publishing and Illustrator of The Unexpected Friend, A Rohingya Children’s Story. It is extremely rare to see children’s stories that reflect upon world events, let alone the condition of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. The Unexpected Friend: A Rohingya Children’s Story is a fictional story for children […]


Rachel Shapcott from PositiveNegatives introduces‘Ola’. Co-created with young migrant activists, ‘Ola’ is a unique comic following the love story of two teenagers facing the challenges confronted by thousands of young people in the UK who are undocumented and have irregular immigration status. Despite being smart, outgoing and popular Ola is desperately trying to keep a […]


12th June 2018

Lucy Popescu introduces a new collection of writing: A Country to Call Home  People have moved across land and sea for thousands of years whether in search of food or to trade. Over time, the reasons for migration have evolved. War, cultural or religious persecution, drought and famine are just some of the reasons people […]

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10th November 2017

By James Easey Yesterday I attended Welcome is a Radical Act: presentations, screenings, workshops & performance, exploring the impact of welcome in the lives of migrants and refugees at Goldsmiths University. Sue Mayo began the day by reflecting on last year’s conference, re-drawing attention to the metal health of those seeking, or attempting to seek, […]

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