Latest Issue: Identity

Issue 2 of DNA Magazine focuses on how the identities we use to define ourselves shape how we see the world around us.


In this issue: flick through pages of stamps with Christina Tang-Bernas as she brings a sense of order to her compulsive collection in A Eulogy in Stamps, share the anguish of sibling rivalry with Die Booth in The Cutter, risk entangling with bears in search of the serenity of a trout stream with Michael Carter in Blood Knot and finally, reflect on the role that high-profile medical cases play on our opinions about life, death and the indignity of disease in Phil Berry's moving essay Stigmata.

In this issue, we want to travel the world visiting the locations not featured on TripAdvisor or in glossy travel agent brochures. We want to see the world through your eyes and your experiences.

Want to know more about how to submit? Check out our submission guidelines here.

The selection process is a brilliant but difficult part of editing a magazine.

At DNA, we’re opening up this process so that you can see what goes on behind the scenes after submissions close. We're putting the power to accept or reject pieces written by the DNA editorial team in the hands of contibutors.

Our debut issue celebrated the forgotten moments hidden behind ordinary lists.

Peer through the darkness at the history of an abandoned Tube Station, see the collection of personal items carried by a fallen WW1 Tommy and climb aboard a canal barge with a Medway Pirate as one family seek to escape the city.

Coming Soon: #MyFirstCNF

The term non-fiction, at first glance, seems a pretty self-explanatory genre. But what the term fails to convey is the sheer breadth of writing covered by it.

In this topic, DNA will ask writors, editors and other non-fiction afficiandos what their first piece of Creative Non-Fiction was and how it's changed their writing/reading habits.