17th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Lost Identities

Many characters in this edition struggle with their identities or with finding their way. Who am I? Where do I belong? What is my place in society?

Some can’t face the reality they live in. Others don’t understand what’s happening around them. We see the situation objectively, like the flaws in their train of thoughts that sometimes lead to disastrous consequences.

Happy reading!

Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa

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16th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Emotions

One of the joys of open submissions is receiving all sorts of stories, poems and essays.  The challenge, however, is to find a common theme across them.  The overall effect we feel of what we have published so far this quarter is the theme of ‘emotions’.  While most fiction can be said to be emotionally based — for what else is there to convey by and through characters? — it is the various moods in which these emotions are depicted that strike a chord in this collection.  From humour to psychosis, from gay partying to self-doubt, there is much to feel as we read the prose and poetry here.

Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa

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15th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Family Knots

December is a time when the importance of family is emphasized.  Albeit most families may not be as picture perfect as depicted in movies or in adverts.  That’s the beauty of writing — authors are able to show that beauty lies in the intricacies and flaws of family bonds.

In the past four months, we received a lot of stories about familial relationships — the destruction they can cause and also the strength they can provide when reunited.  We have loved reading all the submissions and publishing our selection.

These stories and poems will offer some relaxing entertainment in these often-stressful festive weeks.  And perhaps an insight into your own intricate and wonderfully flawed family knots.

We wish you all the best this holiday season, whether you are enjoying it with your family or simply just trying to survive through it all.

Happy Holidays!

Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa

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14th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Love and Loss

The themes of love and loss burn like wildfire in this collection.  Our intercultural authors bring you stories and poems rife with powerful imagery.  These are not romantic notions of love or loss, but the gut-wrenching stuff of everyday life that we are all too familiar with.

We hope you enjoy this collection.
Cecile, Samir, Sofia & Vanessa

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13th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Escapism and Realism

There are moments when news—really bad news—inspires writers and poets, and in that inspiration we read works that are indubitably relevant to our present condition.

On a lighter note, we are excited about publishing a couple of character-driven speculative fictions.

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12th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: Elements of Literature

© inna dee via flickr.comOn a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation. Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions.

We are privileged to meet writers from all over the world with such varied backgrounds.  This edition is long overdue, since our special poetry edition in October.  In these pages you will find, for the first time, poetry intermingled with flash fiction, stories and essays.

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10th Edition Cecile’s Writers Magazine: The Joy of Growth

Our tenth edition contains two new flash fictions, two short stories, a personal essay and an interview with Vyvyan Fox, an upcoming writer whose first publication was here on CWM in our very first edition.

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Open for Drama

Attention Playwrights:

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We are looking for your original work.  CWM is open for drama, so send us your best, polished plays.  Ideally we would like one-act plays, but longer pieces will be considered.

Please read our submission guidelines to make sure we give your submission the critical attention it deserves.

Goodluck!

CW team