ShoreLines is an on line literary magazine and agency which aims to promote writing from migrants living in Europe and their descendants, and also writings about working class issues.
We believe that the experience of migration into Europe from the former colonies is as central to Europe's future development as was slavery and colonisation to the industrialisation and enrichment of Europe's past.
The founders of Shorelines are based in Britain and write primarily in English. Our experiences take in both first and second generation perspectives of the migration experience; and our roots range from African to European to Asian.
Our objective is to facilitate the sharing of working class, migrants and their descendants experiences through short stories, novels, novellas, poetry and articles. Each year, resources permitting, we will aim to publish i a selection of writings.
At present we are only able to accept writings in English, although our long term aim would be to accept and promote writing in a variety of languages spoken across Europe.
We aim to promote writings of literary value which engage with the social, cultural and political issues of our times. We are particularly interested in writings which throw light on the varied, multifaceted and often contradictory experiences of non white migrants, and their descendants.
Most of us came to Europe as the lowest paid, worst housed workers and continue to exist in run down inner city areas sharing many common issues with Europe's poor. As such we are also interested in general writings about working class life.
Regularity of Updates
We are a not-for-profit organisation. Our long term aim is to update Shorelines on a monthly basis. However, at the moment our resources are limited. Let's see how it goes!