We want your words (and other things, too)


We’re creating a new online publication, and we’re calling it… The Carrot.

It’s going to be a celebration of the best new writing in Cumbria. It’s also going to be a magazine with a bit of a difference.

Firstly, it is an ONLINE magazine. Digital. Not book shaped. This allows it to show writing in other ways. Like music and film. (After all, even films without dialogue are scripted. Want an example? Oh, go on then.)

Secondly, it won’t just feature writing. This allows it to appeal to people who might not initially think they’re interested in writing. (The more people who stumble on our words, the better, right?)

Issue #1 theme: Cumbria-land 

New writing: prose, poetry, crosswords, reviews, scripts, memoir, journalism. Max words: 1000.

Also: photos, pictures, video, music, animation… The list continues.

Got something on the theme that you’d like to contribute?

Deadline: 10th November

We will accept previously published work, but make sure you let us know if and where it has been published before.

Send your work via email to: katie@edenarts.co.uk

Please include your name and a brief bio (max 60 words).


This publication is part of our Arts Council funded project, Rabbit Rabbit (rabbit).

We’re still looking for people to help us put this publication together, so if you want to be involved, let us know.

Anyone can submit their work to The Carrot, but the editorial committee must be between ages 15-24. More details here.


Don’t forget – our other publication opportunity is still open. You can still tweet your creative thoughts about any of the themes surrounding Penrith Winter Droving, for display during the event. Don’t forget to include #thedroving so your tweet gets noticed.