List of short story comps at The Book Trust.
Photos from the Fourth Lincoln Drift:
“Who You Looking At?
Weird Beastie Looking On.
There’s more to this than meets the eyes (ie, you can see two students reflected in the window).
At the back of student flats.
You may be having a coffee but you’ve still got to write something.
That includes you.
How to look studious in a secondhand bookshop.
It always ends with cake. Today, for Ranin’s birthday.
Many thanks to Brendan for his great visit on 5 March.
Poet and Emeritus professor Tony Curtis responds to Hanif Kureishi’s jibe about creative writing courses being a waste of time (TC being external examiner on the MA in Creative Writing here at Lincoln):
If Hanif Kureishi feels his experience as a teacher of creative writing at university level has been so negative, perhaps he or the University of Kingston should consider his position. My experience of introducing and teaching the subject at the University of Glamorgan, now the University of South Wales, beginning in 1982, was more positive, with some undergraduates and postgraduates going on to publish. Of course, that can never be the stated aim of such courses, but the success of published and award-winning writers and poets from a course reflects back on both their fellow students and the teaching staff…
Nice bit of publicity for Hanif Kureishi, though.
The first issue of MISO magazine is now available. MISO is the literary magazine for creative writing undergrads, postgrads and recent graduates
Issue 1 includes interviews with Forward Prize-winning poet Emily Berry and Frank O’Connor Prize-winning short story writer Simon van Booy.
It also includes new writing from:
Marita Algroy – University of Roehampton
Jenna Clake – University of Birmingham
Aiden Clarkson – Keele University
Krishan Coupland – University of East Anglia
Kate Garrett – Sheffield Hallam University
Rachel Hyde – University of Kent
Rebecca McManus – University of East Anglia
Lotte Mitchell Reford – University of Glasgow
Michael Kealan Moore – National University of Ireland, Galway
Lynda Nash – University of Swansea
Yohann Okyemba-Ngassaki – University of Gloucestershire
Julianne Pachico – University of East Anglia
Joe Michael Payne – Bangor University
Naomi Poltier – University of Exeter
Hugh Thomas – University of Gloucestershire
To order a copy and to find out more about it go to MISO.
The Interpreter’s House is a magazine of new poems and short stories. Worth taking a look at and possibly sending work to.
Writing a book every five weeks:
“Being an author is like being a shark, you have to keep swimming or you die,” he says. “People don’t want to wait a year and a half for the next book in the series, they want instant gratification.”
Russell Blake in WSJ on his prolific book-writing career.
New from redplantpress, Shirley’s latest collection of poems written during the time her husband was waiting for his triple heart bypass.
And while we’re at it – congratulations to Shirley on getting her MA in Creative Writing!