Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Creative in the Countryside...

Really pleased to announce that I am now Poetry Editor at Creative Countryside Magazine!

Earlier this year I wrote a piece on taking inspiration from a familiar landscape for their Spring issue (still available here).  I loved working on it, and have been a fan of the magazine since its first issue back in Autumn of last year.  It's a beautifully produced magazine.  Although the title of my book is The Other City, I grew up in the countryside and take enormous inspiration from the natural world now that I'm back in it after a few years of living in cities.

The ethos of the magazine is one I can fully get behind:  Wholehearted slow living.  Embracing the seasons.  The sharing of stories and traditions.  A sensitivity to the environment and the ways in which it might inspire us.  It's rare among magazines for being entirely advert free which says a lot.  Its focus is not just poetry but on simple, sincere creative non-fic from around the UK that aims to capture the magic of the turning year.

As poetry editor I aim to source diverse work with an emphasis on up-and-coming poets.  If this is you, I would love you see some work!

For submissions guidelines, please see my contact & submissions page.

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