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The Other Side of Hope – new literary magazine by immigrants & refugees

the other side of hope is a new, UK-based, print and online literary magazine, edited by immigrants and refugees. It was founded by Alexandros Plasatis who works with displaced and homeless people and wrote Made by Sea and Wood, in Darkness: a novel in stories. 

The Poetry editor is Malka Al-Haddad author of Birds without SkyPoems from Exile which raised funds for Leicester City of Sanctuary and Greater Lincolnshire City of Sanctuary.

Their purpose is to serve and celebrate the refugee and immigrant communities worldwide. See the website:  It’s a great (paid) opportunity for talented writers from an immigrant or refugee background.  

They are funded by Arts Council England, and supported by ArtReach and Journeys Festival International.

Call for submissions

  • fiction & poetry (no theme; open to refugees and immigrants)
  • non-fiction, book reviews & author interviews (open to everyone; theme: migration)

They pay £100 per published author for the print issue, and £50 for the online issue.
Please see submission details on their  website:

Social media:

Twitter: OtherSideofHope
Instagram: othersideofhope_journeys
Facebook: TheothersideJourney

Please share with anyone you know who might be interested, and direct any questions to [email protected].