Open City Documentary Festival

Non-Fiction is a new journal from Open City Documentary Festival.

The publication aims to create a space for considered, critical and creative writing on non-fiction, featuring contributions offered in response to moving image, audio or cross-media, both contemporary and historical.

Non-Fiction reacts to a growing interest in documentary work by providing a platform for more rigorous and engaging criticism made in response to it. It assumes that criticism can itself be an act of creation, and that there is no fixed format that a critical response should take.

Non-Fiction will be intellectual but accessible, including a variety of voices and perspectives, both in terms of contributors and subject matter. Like Open City Documentary Festival, the journal looks to nurture and champion the art of creative non-fiction, aiming to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms.

The journal will be a biannual print publication, with each issue containing a number of varying responses to a given theme. It will be available to buy online, at the festival, and in select shops.

Non-Fiction is supported by UCL.

See our announcement for further information.

The theme for the first issue (S/S ’20) is POWER. It is available to purchase now.

The theme for the second issue (A/W ’20) is NETWORK. The call for pitches is now closed.