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Review: “Your Person Doesn’t Belong to You” by Isabel Sobral Campos

Review: “Your Person Doesn’t Belong to You” by Isabel Sobral Campos

Author: Isabel Sobral Campos | Publisher: Vegetarian Alcoholic Press | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads The story of Joan of Arc is an enduring tale of passion, nationalism and courage. She lived and died in the 13th century – at a time when women […]

Battery Pack III Selection and Shortlist

Battery Pack III Selection and Shortlist

Battery Pack is a tiny, tiny anthology. With more than 250 submissions, picking the six ultra-short stories for the next edition was a pretty difficult task – especially given the extremely high calibre of much of the work sent in. After a great deal of […]

The Big List of UK Poetry Publishers

The Big List of UK Poetry Publishers

You may only have heard of one or two of the larger poetry publishers in the UK, but there are actually a great many excellent small presses that producing everything from full-length collections down to short runs of beautiful hand-made chapbooks. You can find a […]

How Long is Your Story?

How Long is Your Story?

The guidelines for Neon are deliberately vague when it comes to length. If we love something enough we’ll find a way to publish it no matter what the length – even if that means putting it out as a pamphlet or serialising it across several […]

Review: “A Refuge for Jae-In Doe: Fugues in the Key of English Major” by Seo-Young Chu

Review: “A Refuge for Jae-In Doe: Fugues in the Key of English Major” by Seo-Young Chu

Author: Seo-Young Chu | Publisher: Entropy | Read: Online One of the paradoxes of trauma is that it usually begins after a person is out of immediate danger. Like an echo, harm may take time to reach us. Traumatic stress, one could say, is always […]

Five New Ways To Read More Books

Five New Ways To Read More Books

The way books are published and consumed has changed more in the last decade than it did in the previous hundred years… and yet, for the most part, the (basically awful) Amazon Kindle is the only new innovation in reading that most people are aware […]

Review: “Edge of the Known Bus Line” by James R Gapinski

Review: “Edge of the Known Bus Line” by James R Gapinski

Author: James R Gapinski | Publisher: Etchings Press | Buy: Amazon UK/Amazon USA | More: Goodreads Edge of the Known Bus Line is a novella that sits in the blurry territory between dystopian future and experimental… but to try and pigeonhole it into a single […]

The Big List Of UK Writing Competitions

The Big List Of UK Writing Competitions

When it comes to getting your work noticed, there’s very little that’s better than having won or been shortlisted for a writing competition… and the odds of that happening may not be as long as you think. Every competition listed below produces one or more […]

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

Literary magazines. They’re strange beasts: beautiful, varied and often painfully short-lived. For poets and writers, however, they’re invaluable. Not only do they allow you to get a feel for the writing of your contemporaries, but they also represent one of the most accessible routes to […]

Send us Your Reprints: Why we Don’t Insist on “First” Rights

Send us Your Reprints: Why we Don’t Insist on “First” Rights

If you’ve spent any time at all trying to publish your fiction or poetry, then you’re probably familiar with the phrase “no reprints”. Alternatives include “previously-unpublished work only” and “original submissions only”. However they choose to phrase it, an extraordinary number of literary magazines and […]