May 3, 2021

Julia Roberts by Len Lukowski

Short Fiction: I was sorry for trying to kiss her if it’s not what she wanted. Hey, it’s OK, she replied. It’s just I’ve never been with a woman. I’m not a woman. You know what I mean.
May 4, 2021

THE JAVELIN by Sam Simmons

Creative NonFiction: Celebration Avenue. Victory Parade. Anthems Way. Olympic Village. Olympic sized shopping centre. Olympic Park. Olympic Javelin throwing you into London in record time. Shaving minutes off your journey. Increasing capacity on the network. Room for more. Squeeze in. Hold on tight.
May 6, 2021

Review: Dreaming in Quantum by Lynda Clark

Review: "Clark’s stories are engrossing, bringing together a collision of Clark’s love of video-gaming, Victoriana sci-fi and dreams."
May 7, 2021

10 Things…with Tom Benjamin

Feature:Tom Benjamin, whose second Bologna-set novel, The Hunting Season, is due out this May, answers our questions.
May 10, 2021

Who Am I If You Keep Telling Me to Shut up? by Kayleigh Cassidy

Short Fiction: Whistling, I gaze through my reflection. This plexiglass doesn’t look strong enough to hold all that water.
May 11, 2021

FUNFAIR by Michael Eades

Creative NonFiction: August, 2020. There’s a funfair on the Common. It is only a small one: a few socially distanced rides huddling well away from one another. But it is definitely there. Its placement has a defensive quality, tucked away at the bottom of the hill down by the High Road, surrounded by a temporary fence.
May 17, 2021

When All This is Over Go To Pat’s Flat by Shelley Hastings

Short Fiction: Get a cab. Don’t walk. The party has started. Little Mo is on the decks, he’s wearing his Moondance T-shirt from the millennium, swaying, can in hand.
May 18, 2021

Does Something Terrible Happen to the Dog? by Daisy Henwood

Creative NonFiction: Half way through a story about a child and their canine best friend, I pause to think, “this isn’t going to end well.” There is a peculiar ache to worrying about the fate of a fictional pet, a kind of inevitability that doesn’t quite translate to watching human suffering.
May 24, 2021

The Man in the Red Cap by Duncan Grimes

Short Fiction: I can see him holding on to the far buoy with his head leant back, staring out to the horizon. I watch his bright red cap bob between the waves as I sit in my lifeguard Kayak.
May 31, 2021

Mr Howard’s Girls by Abigail Seltzer

Short Fiction: Before I could stop myself, I had him in swimming trunks, kissing me. Next thing I knew, we were lying on a beach, gazing into one another’s eyes.
June 4, 2021

The Object of All Studies by Daniel Cullen

Creative NonFiction: ‘I feel dazed and dopey, my mind a blur of ideas and images’, writes Julia Bell. This state, and its discontents, will be familiar to many readers. With the relentless acceleration of online life over the last decade arising from the ubiquity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, anxieties of a ‘crisis of attention’ have become commonplace.
June 7, 2021

Fossils by Alice Ivor

Short Fiction: ...I know it’s just his way of telling me he’s sad to see me go. I slip my hand into my pocket and run my fingertips over my ammonite.
June 14, 2021

Beautiful Vague Things by Millie Walton

Short Fiction: I wonder fleetingly whether I have ever been sexually attracted to her. It’s not a real thought.
June 17, 2021

Review: Thinking With Trees by Jason Allen-Paisant

Review: Thinking with trees by Jason Allen-Paisant
June 21, 2021

In Memoriam by Stephen Vowles

Short Fiction: “From the fires of hell,” I inform him. “Or perhaps the blood of Christ?” His uncertain gaze returns to scrutinise me
June 28, 2021

She Walks with a Tokoloshe by M.L. Hufkie

Short Fiction: "Nobody had liked her uncle’s wife."
July 5, 2021

Adult Education by Rachael Gordon

Short Fiction: "When it comes to men, I am currently sitting stoically in a vast kingdom of disappointment."
July 12, 2021

Blog: Our new Poetry Editors Golnoosh Nour and Matthew Bates

Blog: Our new Poetry Editors introduce themselves.
July 19, 2021

The Olive Orchard by Philip Kavvadias

Short Fiction: "The orchard belongs to the Vasdekas family. It has been with them ever since that first olive shoot defied all laws of botany."
July 26, 2021

The Hills of Ffostrasol by Alex Barr

Short Fiction: "when our party halted with a sunlit panorama below us, and I said, ‘I can’t describe how that makes me feel’, and he didn’t say a word, just smiled and nodded."