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Dazed Literary Mixtape

Eleven songs that inspired the original short stories in our latest issue

The Dazed literary issue has hit the streets and it's a fiction-heavy stonker. Featuring luminescent short fiction from 11 of our favourite young writers out, plus interviews with novelist Gwendoline Riley, WET Magazine editor Leonard Koren and Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche, it's overflowing with brilliant writing and opportunities to feed your head.

Each of our contributing authors has written a story inspired by a favourite song lyric, and today Dazed Digital presents a playlist made up of all of these literary ditties. So: vogue around your bedroom to Evie Wyld's choice of Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time, swoon to Sheila Heti's pick: Do You Realize? by the Flaming Lips, wig-out to Richard Milward's favourite Magnetic Fields song, and then ponder the melancholy beauty of Nirvana's Something in the Way, which inspired Arthur Bradford's thoroughly brilliant story It's Okay to Eat Fish. This is a playlist shaped by some of our best literary minds. It's also pretty thoroughly depressing with a lot of questionable musical choices, to be honest, but they're writers, not DJs. Thank God for that.

To mark this landmark event in the history of western literature, we're also running a competition that we're hoping might uncover some hot new authorial talent. Send us your short stories (between 700-1000 words) and our esteemed judging panel will whittle them down to five pieces of writing that they deem good enough to be published here on Dazed Digital. One lucky winner will see their effort printed in the September issue of Dazed & Confused. Kind of a big deal. Closing time for entries is Monday July 2. Submit your stories HERE

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