Soanyway is an independent online magazine, providing a platform for work that tells stories using any combination of words, images and sounds.
The title ‘soanyway’ is an expression used in daily speech to refocus after digression, or as a means of changing or avoiding a subject. The conclusive ‘so’ merged with the ‘anyway’ of alternation suggests a diversity of possible stories in which interdisciplinary boundaries are crossed. This allows these apparent digressions to flow as multi-layered narrative.
We interpret story broadly, considering it in relation to fact and fiction, narration or implication, and structure or a lack of it. We also regard most history, theory and critique as the telling of stories about stories.
Editors: Derek Horton, Gertrude Gibbons
Advisors: Steve Argüelles, Billy Cancel, Leah Capaldi, Chris Paul Daniels, Poulomi Desai, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Alexandra Kingston-Reese, Evelyn Loschy , Sara Makari-Aghdam, Catriona McAra, Harold Offeh, Jonathan Watkins, Grace Weir
“There’s a thousand sides to everything – not just heroes and villains. So – anyway – so anyway – so – any – way – ’Soanyway’ ought to be one word. Like a place or a river – Soanyway River.”
Daria in Zabriskie Point (1970) dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
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ADAPTATION, RETELLING: Walter Benjamin claimed that “story telling is always the art of repeating stories”. Stories repeated around the fire, passed on and amended through generations. Stories made into other stories, plays, poems, films. Adaptation as repetition or retelling; as translation or interpretation; as remaking for changed circumstances; as context shifting. Linda Hutcheon writes against negative conceptions of adaptation in A Theory of Adaptation. For her, adaptation is “repetition, but repetition without replication”, and “always involves both (re)interpretation and then (re)creation”. We invite submissions that consider ideas of adaptation for our Issue 8, Please submit via our email address email@example.com with ‘Submission, [your name, work title]’ as the subject heading, and use WeTransfer for large files. If you have a question, include ‘QUERY’ in the subject heading. Include a brief description of the submission (no more than 100 words). Limits: 1000 words for text 40 lines for poetry 5 images (unless part of an image series with minimal text) Audio-visual submissions (including music and film) are recommended up to 4 minutes, but may be accepted up to 10 minutes.