We are excited to announce the second place winner of our competition! Check out what Reinier van der Plas has come up with for the prompt “What are we going to do with the flesh-eating plant in our garden?” The Mansionby Reinier van der Plas An old house stood atop the hill at the very … More Flash Fiction Competition 2020 — Second Place
In late March, I was recalled home by my parents, the government, and my university. They told me I had to leave Amsterdam and return to the UK due to the spread of the coronavirus. I felt indignant, Amsterdam is my home. Despite my protest, it eventually became clear that there was no way around … More What Does It Mean to Keep the World at Home?
Writer’s Block Magazine is looking for fresh, enthusiastic and creative editorial board members! Do you like writing and editing? Do you have any journalistic aspirations? Then join the Writer’s Block editorial board! What/who is Writer’s Block?Writer’s Block Magazine is a student-run magazine at University of Amsterdam. We have an international readership and contributors from across … More Writer’s Block is Looking for New Editorial Board Members!
Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond, other than being a not so subtle reference to the magnificent music of Pink Floyd, is also the title for this series of articles hellbent on making you discover underrated artworks that have nothing but passion and a heaping amount of psychedelics in them. With that out of the way, … More Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond #2: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace
Writer’s Block is proud to announce the prompt for this year’s flash fiction competition! The three winners will be published in a forthcoming issue of our magazine. We are looking forward to reading what you come up with — don’t forget, the deadline is May 8th at midnight!
In the exploratory stages of what came to be this exact article, I realized that my way of finding a topic was in itself something I wanted to write about: getting inspiration from visuals. Scrolling through pictures to help me come up with ideas for this article made me realize that this is what partly … More Writing from Visuals
Writer’s Block wants your work! Our submissions are currently open, and we are looking for creative minds to submit to us. We seek engaging, well-written texts that can be produced by seasoned writers or beginners who are just starting to dabble in the art from time to time. Have an interesting, impressive story to tell? … More Call for Submissions
I used to walk through the park behind my old place a lot. Every time I would have to get groceries, I would take the green route and enjoy the sweet smell of grass while, occasionally, whipping out my phone to catch some Pokémon. This all changed when a gaggle of geese almost attacked me, … More On Luck
Recently a fellow writer and anarchist coworker wrote a piece that quite tactfully introduced the ideology of anarchists. Ever since then we’ve had discussions about the praxis of anarchy. For those who have begun to feel pushed towards anarchy like someone in the midst of a metal mosh pit but have yet to read the … More Eating Healthy, Exercising and Shoplifting
I’ve noticed a recent surge of interest in ‘80s culture with a return to the fashion and particularly the music of the time. Clubs are having ‘80s nights, and many cafes around the city are playing the defining bands of the most animated and colorful decade of the 20th century. This ultimately means a revisit … More The Ultimate Guide to New Wave