Why writing poetry is better than going to the gym

Read on to the end for an additional exercise! You haven’t been to the loo yet (the loo, loo, if you know what I mean) and feel your stomach going up and down and making loud noises and you’re all clogged up inside and have to stop running after 5 minutes for fear of exploding.Continue reading “Why writing poetry is better than going to the gym”

Writer’s Block #25

With great pride (and a tinge of sadness) we bring to you our final Writer’s Block issue for this academic year: Writer’s Block #25. And of course, being an anniversary issue, it features a lot of cake. So go ahead, dive on in! Free cake guaranteed!* Click here for the online version of WB #25.Continue reading “Writer’s Block #25”

Writer’s Block #24

The time is come at last: Writer’s Block #24 is here! It’s been available at several UvA locations for a little while now, and we’re happy to present you with a digital version here as well – you can find it in the link below. We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged toContinue reading “Writer’s Block #24”

Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE LIASON OF TRANSNATIONAL HEALTH (FILTH): PLEASE WASH THE MUGS.  It’s a common thing really, leaving your dishes out for the night. “Ah, fuck it,” you think. “I’ll get it in the morning.” Except that when morning comes, you’re still a bit hungover and so you’veContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence”

Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits

A man uses magic to turn into a mighty lion, but something goes wrong and he turns into a domestic cat, and has to spend his remaining days as his arch nemesis’s pet. No. Three people lost at sea, one is a tiger… No. Stop it with the felines. Real people. Real problems. Drugs, hallucinatingContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits”

Short Story Competiton – Shared Third Place: Mark and Henry

As a professor of law, specialising in freedom of speech, Mark had concerned himself for the most part of his life with the weight of words. He felt strong about rhetoric, prose and text. They’d gotten into one of their quarrels over a frequently discussed topic that night. – “I panicked baby, I didn’t knowContinue reading “Short Story Competiton – Shared Third Place: Mark and Henry”

Short Story Competition – Writer’s Block #24 – CLOSED.

UPDATE: As per Januari 1st, the competition is CLOSED. We’re currently in the process of reviewing all of your wonderfull submissions. Still, keep an eye out for future updates: the winners will be announced at the Writer’s Block Drinks commemorating the release of the issue #24! UPDATE 2: Issue #24 is out, and the winnersContinue reading “Short Story Competition – Writer’s Block #24 – CLOSED.”

Writer’s Block #22

Find here our first Writer’s Block of this academic year! We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged to send in some work of your own! Writer’s Block is always looking for new pieces of writing, because without submissions there is no WB. We hope to read some of your writings soon! Click hereContinue reading “Writer’s Block #22”

Best of Writer’s Block: Special Edition

Find here a special of Writer’s Block with a few selections of the best works of the last few years. We hope you enjoy it and you are encouraged to send in some work of your own! Writer’s Block is always looking for new pieces of writing, because without submissions there is no WB. We hopeContinue reading “Best of Writer’s Block: Special Edition”