Department of European Languages and Cultures

Babble Issue Four

Creative writing on the theme of ‘One blue planet'. Launch date: Thursday 28th November 2019.

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

Inspired by the Global Climate Strike, the main theme of this issue is honouring our planet and nature through creative writing.

As usual, your contributions can take the form of prose, verse or drama, or can be a piece of non-fiction such as a thought piece, film review or even a recipe. As well as our main theme, we also have a ‘Melting Pot’ section in which we publish contributions on any topic.

You can submit work for publication in Babble Issue Four by emailing the Chief Student Editor of the editorial committee who is based in your language/section.

Who is Chief Student Editor of my language section?

Babble Issue Four timeline

Semester 1 - Week 2 Friday 27th September 2019, 2pm

Meeting of tutors and Chief Editors for all languages.

Semester 1 - Week 5: Friday 18th October 2019

Students send their submissions to Chief Editors for comments and feedback.

Semester 1 - Week 6: Friday 25th October 2019

Chief Editors send feedback to students for review.

Semester 1 - Week 7: Friday 1st November 2019

Chief Editors send texts to tutors for final corrections and review.

Semester 1 - Week 9: Monday 11th November 2019

Tutors send texts to graphic designer.

Semester 1 - Week 11: Thursday 28th November 2019

Launch of Babble Issue Four in the Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square.

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.

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 Three

Babble Issue Two

Babble Issue One