IRONIC: Writing about the 90s
Please submit your poems, short fiction, short non-fiction, and short essays about the 90s for this new anthology! I’m also really interested in publishing any 90s recipes you’ve written or that have been passed down to you from family members that have a 90s flavour to them.
In 1995 Alanis Morrisette released her era-defining album Jagged Little Pill. Her third single Ironic became a mega worldwide hit when it was released in February 1996. The song and it’s video were inescapable, hitting at the same time that MTV came to define this strange new era. Looking back on the 90s, it’s an era when home computers and brick-sized mobile phones were creeping into our daily lives and the idea of the internet was starting to take hold. It was an era when Girl Power was a presiding ideology and the sophisticated sarcastic humour of American TV shows like The Simpsons, Friends, and Seinfield infused their quippy lines into our everyday language. Looking back it feels like everything was starting to get complicated, everything was starting to have it’s own slippery double meaning, like Alanis’s song and her much debated use of the term “Ironic”.
Please submit your work on the 90s for this new anthology from House of Eddus! Submit pieces that document, capture, question, and celebrate this complex decade. Give me everything you’ve got! Whether you were there the first time, don’t remember it or weren’t even born yet, I want to know what the 90s mean to you. I am so excited to read your submissions!
Poems: Please send up to 6
Short Fiction/Non-Fiction, Essays: Please send up to 3 pieces. Each piece must be a maximum of 1,300 words.
Recipes: Please send up to 3 original or family recipes. If passed down from within your family, please let me know the name of your family member for correct attribution.
- Email submissions within the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please also include a brief biography in the email, including how old you were in 1995 (I was ten).
- Simultaneous submissions are fine, just let us know if they get snapped up before we get to them.
- House of Eddus will always reserve space for voices from the LGBTQ+ Community, voices from BAME communities and voices from working class and other under-represented backgrounds.
- SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 23:59 on 30th September 2019
Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
Edditor, House of Eddus