Riffs – Volume 3 – Issue 1: CfP

Call for Proposals


Ideas of noise…


Submissions should in some way critically engage with “ideas of noise” as a statement, a question, or even consider the Birmingham-based experimental sound festival, Ideas of Noise.

As the journal title suggests, we are interested in pieces that take an experimental approach to the consideration of popular music. For examples of pieces based on previous prompts, have a look through our current and past issues.

We encourage experimental audio, visual, and additional written contributions, from composition to poetry. Ten contributions (to include visual contributions up to six pages of A4) will be published online and in limited edition print in February 2019.

Deadline for 300-word proposals- 30th September

Please include your name, institution or association (if applicable) and contact email

Full submissions (of 1,000-4,000 words/ visual / audio content to not exceed 6 A4 pages / or an audio/video file suitable for hosting on WordPress) will be invited by the 10th of October and expected by the 9th of December.

All contributions published by Riffs will be considered by the whole editorial panel and edited by two specialist editors before publication.


Please email proposals to one of the Co-Managing Editors:

Craig Hamilton Craig.Hamilton@bcu.ac.uk

Sarah Raine Sarah.Raine2@mail.bcu.ac.uk

Or to info@riffsjournal.org


This Call is made in partnership with Ideas of Noise festival. The guest editor for this issue will be announced shortly.


Please note: Riffs shall be entitled to first use of the contribution in all the journal’s different forms, but the author remains the copyright owner and can re-publish their contribution without seeking the journal’s permission. Riffs reserve the right to decline to publish contributions if they are submitted after the agreed deadline and without the assigned editor being informed (and agreeing to) a new submission date.

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