(You can submit your texts/art right here on this page – just scroll down to the submission forms at the bottom :))

Shh, tread lightly, friend, and join us by the fire: ‚tis the season to sit and sip and languidly watch the muffled world outside. Let us listen to the soft melting of snowflakes and ponder why there is no verb like „schweigen“ in the English world. In these roaring 2020s, we’ll rebelliously fill a whole Pocket Universe with quiet (and unexpected noise).

„silence.“ will be the third anthology in three years to be published by us, the cool cats* at the Uni-Verse, the Creative Writing Society at the University of Vienna. (*Disclaimer: Perception of coolness may vary)

Once again, we are looking for the best texts on the topic of „silence.“ (in the Thematic Sections), as well as your best texts on any topic and in any genre in general (in the General Section). Deadline: Feb 14, 2020.

We’d also like to include visual art/illustrations again, so we are looking for 10 black & white illustrations and 1 cover illustration in full colour or black & white, all on the topic of „silence.“ Deadline: Feb 14, 2020.

All the details are included on these beautifully serene posters designed by Erik Pekny, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at pocketuniverse3@universe.univie.org!

Submit your best texts here!

What do you want your story/poem/text to be called?
Do you want to be published under your real name? If yes, just leave this section empty!
Do you have a writing-related blog or website that you would like our readers to know about?
Do you have a second writing-related blog or website that you would like our readers to know about?
Is there anything about your format you would definitely like us to pay attention to?
If your schedule allows, would you theoretically be willing to present and read your text at our launch party in the summer?
Please upload a Word document written in Times New Roman, 11pt, with prose <3500 words and poetry <120 lines, called "Section_Last name_First name_Title" (e.g. "Thematic_Shakespeare_William_Sonnet 18".) Every author can send in 3 texts in total.
How many words (prose)/ lines (poetry) does your masterpiece have?
How can we reach you?

Submit your best illustrations here!

What do you want your illustration to be called?
For the cover, please make sure that the text "silence. Pocket Universe #3, Anthology of the Uni-Verse Creative Writing Society at the University of Vienna“ is included in any font, size, way and form you like. If you also want to send in a cover for the back (not necessary, but appreciated), please submit the back-cover separately.
Do you want to be published under your real name? If yes, just leave this section empty!
Do you have an art-related blog or website that you would like our readers to know about?
Do you have a second art-related blog or website that you would like our readers to know about?
Please call your file "Category_Last Name_First Name_Title", so, for example, "Cover_Wilde_Oscar_The Picture of Dorian Gray". Thank you! It'll make categorising everything a lot easier 🙂
How can we reach you?