We are interested in good writing.
We are very interested in working-class writing and under-represented writers in all forms.
No Parties magazine aims to serve a community who are hungry for quality output.
For example, the reviewer. We want the type of reviewer who aims to be reviewed. The type of reviewer who writes meta-reviews. The type of reviewer who wants to review the unreviewable.
We want essays about white-collar robberies of the weakest of our multitiered societies. We want essays on gender identity and the identityless. Political reviews. Cultural pointings. Anything, as long as that’s your passion.
All backgrounds, neurodiversity, orientations, identities, and ethnicities are needed.
We are all walking directors, documenting the beat of our steps through social media, presenting a filtered image. 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.
The contemporary intellectual scene has become the equivalent of a petrol-station sandwich, drained of vivacity, unnourishing, simultaneously dry and concerningly moist. We watch on from the outside as the gerontocracy, elected by a zombie apocalypse of baby boomers and older
generations isolate us from and feast upon the innards of our futures.
We seek ground-breaking ideas
writing that can
the meaning of writing.
We want to celebrate
the new directions of
all types of writing.
Robin Fuller It wasn’t a year that shone a light on its better qualities, not a year that felt abundant with betters; but by the end of it, despite it all, things were in fact better. It all began at the logistics meeting. ‘Let’s spitball,’ they said, ‘no bad ideas in a thought shower,’ they … Continue reading Jade Ocelot
Dr. Frank O’Connor & Jude Sherry, anois agency When Frank and Jude moved back to Ireland in 2018 after decades living abroad, they were shocked to see the scale of the housing and homelessness crisis. They also found that dereliction had been normalised to epidemic levels, resulting in significant loss to local communities, heritage and … Continue reading The fall and rise of #DerelictIreland
Issue two of No Parties is now available to purchase through our shop on bigcartel here: https://noparties.bigcartel.com/product/no-parties-issue-two Editorial extract No Parties has overcome that initial period of first issue excitement and disorientation. We all know you don’t know what you’re going to produce until it exists. You can have all the ideas you want, but … Continue reading Issue two