DURA emerged from a conversation that took place at a 2011 seminar on Independent Publishing in the UK. Listening to publishers, writers, readers, educationalists, Arts Council staff and librarians talk knowledgeably and earnestly about what was needed for a thriving UK ecosystem for books, in particular, and for culture in general, I asked, “Well, what should we at Universities do?”. Their response – “keep reading, teaching and talking!” DURA is our response to that counsel. DURA is keen to promote the diversity of artists and art forms in the UK context, supporting especially (albeit non-exclusively) independent cinema outlets, exhibitions, theatre, film and publishing.
Founding Editor: Gail Low
General Editors : Gail Low, Ewan Wilson & Lorna Hanlon
Subject Editors: Fiction: Cameron Twiddy & Rebecca Baird; Poetry: Beth Mcdonough, Frances Kelly & Zoe Cassells; Theatre: Luke MacDonald & Stephen Carruthers; Art: Emma Nellies & Cate Newton; Film: Jamie Madden. If you are submitting reviews, please submit directly to subject editors, sending a copy also to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails for all subject editors can be found on our submission pages.
Website Original Art: Sian MacFarlane
Website Construction: Louis-Marie Matthews
DURA is part of the Creative Writing programme at the University of Dundee – teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Find out more about our courses: