par·ty | \ ˈpär-tē \
Definition of party (Entry 1 of 2)
1 : a person or group taking one side of a question, dispute, or contest
The parties in the lawsuit reached an agreement.
2 : a group of persons organized for the purpose of directing the policies of a government
political parties with opposing agendas
3 : a person or group participating in an action or affair
a mountain-climbing party
a party to the transaction
4 : a particular individual : PERSON
an old party approaching 80
5 : a detail of soldiers
The infantry repulsed a landing party from the ship.
6 : a social gathering
a dinner party
a birthday party
also : the entertainment provided for it
Definition of party (Entry 2 of 2)
: to attend or give parties
broadly : REVEL sense 1
Our digital screens are lit up by the bazookas of fake news and the grenades of moralists. Context suffers. Dialogue is not continued. This is a magazine that wants writing that shatters iconography and tears away the veil. We are pro-freedom of pen and anti-censorship. We are above clickbait.
The global multitudes view, share, comment, attack, or glorify the private individual. We are all walking directors, documenting the beat of our own steps. We edit our personalities with our eyes, presenting a filtered image that mollifies. This magazine will solve none of that but will try to celebrate everything that is challenging about our digital world, the old written word, and this overcrowded global microscope that jabs our eyes with pseudo-controversies and shadow politics. We want to celebrate the new directions of all types of writing. But no parties.
We are open to essays on anything. We will publish reviews. We will publish short fiction and the beginning of novels. We want your art and photography.
We implore you to write with precision, vigour, and ambition. Connect with your deepest concerns about the broader social, natural, and political environment. This does not mean we want a historical record of our time. We want your lifeblood and fantasies pulsing on the page.
We are open to artists who practice all styles and genres, from the traditional narrative to the ultra-ultra-avant-garde. Irish writing or art is not our only focus. Our call is global. But we are particularly interested in artists who want to challenge existing boundaries of art and writing. We want to test the ever-creeping expanse of online technology. Above all, we are in search of the new. This is not a place for cosy cliques and the same tired rotation of establishment names looking for the latest opportunity to pad their résumé while crowding out the new shoots like creeping ivy. This is not about backslapping in the parlour.
The open call and publication will be competitive and, ultimately, showcase authors from around the world.
We not do not want previously published or work under consideration for publication elsewhere. We want to be the first to publish your work. We guarantee a decision within three months.