News & Events

  • Editorial: Escapism and Realism

    There are moments when news—really bad news—inspires writers and poets, and in that inspiration we read works that are indubitably relevant to our present condition.  Rhimi’s To Motherless Aleppo and Mallik’s Veil of Warfare are poems that contribute to the ever-growing literature on Aleppo, instigating a consciousness of responsibility on us to raise our voices [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Elements of Literature

    On a dry and windy day in January 2012, Cecile, Samir, Sofia and Vanessa walked out of the notary’s office in Rotterdam, nervous and excited at having registered officially as a foundation.  Now more than five years later, we are still up and running and barely managing to cope with the influx of submissions. We [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Special Poetry Edition

    During our editorial staff meeting in the summer of 2015, we debated whether or not to focus on a special edition of our digital magazine for the following year. All options were on the table, we thought about a theme-based issue, we played with the idea of word-restricted submissions, or maybe a flash fiction edition, [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: The Joy of Growth

    There is much delight here at CWM as our hard work and passion begins to bear fruit.  We are growing to the point that we now have vacancies for an internship and for volunteer writers.  In July we hope to re-launch our blog, with new writers and contributors from around the world sharing their views [&hellip... Read on...

  • Editorial: Discovering New Genres

    2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for us, here at CWM.  We are still open for poetry submissions until the end of March and it is thrilling to see the kind of poems that come our way, not to mention the fun of immersing ourselves into them as we analyse and critique [&hellip... Read on...