The magazine has gone off to the printers. We’re holding our breaths until it comes back (we’re going purple as I write!). …So, we’ve booked our launch venue, invited our readers, bought the wine and nibbles, now all we need to do is invite YOU to come and share a glass of wine with us at the joint launch of Issue 33 and our inaugural Poetry and Short Fiction Competition.
The launch is on Wednesday, 20th November, 6.30 for 7pm at the Barbican Library, Silk St, London, EC2Y 8DS. Entry is FREE, but space is limited so please contact the Library on 020 7638 0569 for tickets. The readers are all contributors to the magazine and include Kitty Coles * Brian Docherty * Peter Ebsworth * Lisa Kelly * Katherine Lockton * Katie Lumsden * Derek Smith * Helen Turnbull
Issue 33 is a wonderful melange of poetry and fiction, as well as articles on projects such as National Short Story Day and The Story Player. We’re thrilled to be working with a new team of regular writers and so we have a poetry column from Andrew Bailey, a short fiction column from Sarah Passingham, and, for the first time ever reviews! But we wouldn’t be us if the reviews weren’t just a little different, so we only review first full collections of poetry or short stories (no pamphlets). Our single reviews are also a little longer than many other magazine reviews so that the reviewers (and you) can get their teeth into them. The review in issue 33 is by Paul Blake on Lucy Hamilton’s poetry collection, Stalker (published by Shearsman and shortlisted for the Forward Prizes’ Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection, 2012).
In September (remember when we had sun!), Jacqueline met up with poet Pascale Petit to talk (among other things) about her new collection, Fauverie (you might have seen the tweets) – the fruits of that meeting is a lovely interview about created and creative worlds.
So, if you’re able to come to the launch you’ll get to meet us and chat with some lovely writers. We’d be delighted to see you. And it’s just a few days before Jacqueline’s birthday so you never know – there might even be cake! If you’re coming, please leave a comment to let us know!