Meet the Board: Chelsea and Jeremy

Do you know that feeling of closing a good book? That dull thud of the pages being pressed together at last? What you really want is to open the book again, search every single page for that secret entrance that allows you to enter and live in the pages of the story forever. But whoContinue reading “Meet the Board: Chelsea and Jeremy”

Meet the Board: Rebecca, Stella and Elis

Hello to whomever happens to be reading this, I’m Elis and I will be the social media manager for Writer’s Block this year. I am a fairly inconsistent person, and my writing often reflects that, so don’t expect any of my articles to have anything to do with each other. I moved around a lotContinue reading “Meet the Board: Rebecca, Stella and Elis”

Meet the Board: Eda and Alexandra

“New school year, new me,” I say as I close my newly-bought weekly planner. Cautiously but determinedly wading into the last year of my English BA, I am set on making it count. I have a new planner after all; I must be organized! Alex and I have been entrusted with the care of thisContinue reading “Meet the Board: Eda and Alexandra”

A Note From the New Board

The baton has been passed on to a brand new board, but the new editors-in-chief are getting quite nostalgic looking back at the past year. Firstly, we would like to thank our contributors for continuing to enchant us with your art! Issues 42, 43 and 44 were filled with incredible words and images, and weContinue reading “A Note From the New Board”

Submissions Are Now Open!

Writer’s Block Magazine is back in business with a brand-new board! Our introductions will be up in the coming weeks, and meanwhile we would like to inform you that we are open to submissions! You can submit works in a range of formats, from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to essays. Check out our Submission GuidelinesContinue reading “Submissions Are Now Open!”

Flash Fiction Competition 2020 — Second Place

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 veryContinue reading “Flash Fiction Competition 2020 — Second Place”

What Does It Mean to Keep the World at Home?

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 aroundContinue reading “What Does It Mean to Keep the World at Home?”

Writer’s Block is Looking for New Editorial Board Members!

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 acrossContinue reading “Writer’s Block is Looking for New Editorial Board Members!”

Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond #2: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace

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,Continue reading “Shine on (you) Crazy Diamond #2: Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace”