I recently heard about a brand new online literary magazine which has been started up by some fellow graduates of the University of Hertfordshire.  To show my support, and to have a go at getting some of my work out there in the big wide world, I submitted a new haiku poem: British Summer.  I was super excited to be told that I had been selected to be in Issue 1!

And it’s now LIVE!  Yay!  Read it here:

Scrittura Magazine, Issue 1, Autumn 2015

You can also follow their updates on tumblr, scritturamagazine.tumblr.com; and on twitter @Scrittura_Mag.

I’m on p56 – but be sure to read all of the other wonderful submissions.  There’s some hugely varied fare contained within this little publication.  From some deeply honest and personal poetry, to short stories.  Also a unicorn!  The accompanying artwork is gorgeous.  It’s beautiful on the outside, AND on the inside!

I can’t wait to see what people come up with for Issue 2.  Well done everyone who submitted their work, and if you didn’t get picked this time around, do keep trying.

Of course, we must give a round of applause to the three ladies behind this magazine: Valentina Terrinoni, Yasmin Rahman, and Catherine Roe.  From their hearts and hard work, to the world.

I’ll have to sit down and see if I can write something good enough to get picked up in future issues.. you never know.. looking at the standard of work, I’m going to have to up my game!  A little competition is good for getting you to think creatively.

Keep writing, everyone!

[Header Image used with permission from Scrittura Magazine 24th September 2015 – via twitter]


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  1. […] My previous poem “A British Summer” was also featured in Issue 1.  I seem to be one of a very small number of contributors who have been featured in both issues.  The magazine is full of excellent writing; hugely varied in styles, formats, and content.  Give it a few minutes of your time. […]



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Gadget Girl, LCA practitioner, MBA, Scientist, TV/Film enthusiast, Music Lover, Geek, Nerd, Lunatic #Kaniac #Browncoat #Hiddlestoner #Cumbercollective #Fannibal - totally #Loki-ed. Wish I had more time to read, watch and write more stuff! It's a work in progress.


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