Podcast: Open Pen


In the eighth episode of the MIR Podcast, Peter J Coles talks to author Sean Preston and Joe Johnston about their literary magazine Open Pen. Sean and Joe explain how the magazine came about, why they’ll take a risk on new writers, and publishing the stories others might not.


Show Notes:

Open Pen

Sean Preston

Joe Johnston

Ninja Tune

Ian M Macdonald

MIR Podcast #6 w/ Mazin Saleem

Rob True

Xanthi Barker

Elmore Leonard

Pierre Buttin

Louise Hare

Open Pen Novelettes

Rachel Cusk

Katherine Mansfield

Walt Whitman

Barry Hannah



This podcast was produced and edited by Peter J Coles



Peter J. Coles was born in Oxford and currently lives in London. He came to writing after stumbling through various universities around the world studying Japanese literature. He recently finished an MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, and is the Managing Editor of Content for MIROnline. He is currently working on two novels and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Grindstone Literature International Novel Prize 2018. Twitter: @peafield

26 July 2019