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daCunha is your space to discover and make new creative connections through stories, insight and conversation.
An engine for the inspired and innovative.

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Why daCunha

Your curiosity is the key to exploring different ways of thinking and experiencing our world.

A springboard for your creativity, enjoy a different approach...

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Superb, exclusive curated content from around the world.

Slow down and discover more with short fiction in Made Up Words, Sobremesa‘s vibrant conversations, cultural insights in Wait, What?

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We can’t wait to share! Ideas, art, conversations, business thinking, music, stories… the choice, the connections and the power to use them are yours.


VOTING is now OPEN for the Made Up Words Short Story Competition 2016

Readers’ Choice

After reading more than 100 entries from 17 countries, we have whittled the list down to our Readers’ Choice finalists. Our original plan was to present three stories to be voted on by you, the reader, but during our selection process it became clear that our four editors of Made Up Words, were each championing a certain story. What to do? Give you all four, of course!

You can see what our editors have said about their favourite stories here

The winner will be up to you!

The stories below are our amazing finalists.

Please click on the image below to take you to the story and cast your vote for your favourite from the story page iteself

Voting is open 26th Aug – 2nd Sept 
(Other elections are available but this one’s less dangerous.)

daCunha is a human-scale experiment in curiosity and discovery

Sharing ideas that offer cultural insight and disruptive thinking. We intentionally slow down the flow of stories, ideas, and conversations so that you have time to read and be inspired by the different connections you make.

Building a community that believes in quality and craftsmanship

Exclusive and exciting, bringing you alternative ideas and different approaches from writers, artists, film makers,  musicians and award-winning authors around the world.

New connections and intelligent insight

In a world full of followers, it’s your curiosity that sets you apart. Let it lead and offer you a different way to view the world.

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Stories from around the world

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Society and business: big issues, personally told… inspiring action and a new approach.

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Sobremesa is being reimagined as something altogether different than a publication. We’re not exactly sure what that means, but we are hoping to launch in early September. Stay tuned.

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