Department of European Languages and Cultures

Babble Issue Eight

Creative writing on the theme of 'out of this world'. Launch date: Wednesday 30 March 2022.

We are delighted to introduce the eight issue of our online Creative Writing magazine, Babble.

Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard. 

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Issue Eight centres on the theme of 'out of this world' and allows the writers to take a step outside the normal confines of our planet, letting their creativity and imagination be their only limit.

The issue features 17 contributions from 16 students across our European languages: 13 on the theme 'out of this world', four in the Melting Pot section and one film review.

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And a heaven full of stars

Over my head

White and topaz

And misty red

Kenneth Rexroth

About Babble

Babble is a Creative Writing magazine for students in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.

We’re an online magazine, a creative space for you to practise your target language(s) and receive useful feedback and guidance on your work, whether that’s prose, drama, poetry or reviews.

We want to showcase what you’re good at, grow our sense of community, and promote multilingualism.

The first issue of Babble was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through an Innovation Initiative Grant. In March 2021, Issue Six's editorial committee was nominated for The Dean of Students Award for Contribution to Student Experience in the CAHSS Recognition Awards.

Babble is perhaps the finest symbol of our efforts to make DELC a welcoming, collaborative and encouraging community of linguists, whatever language they practise.

Véronique DesnainHead of the Department of European Languages and Cultures

Related links

Babble Issue Seven

Babble Issue Six 

Babble Issue Five

Babble Issue Four

Babble Issue Three

Babble Issue Two

Babble Issue One