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Issue 38 Editorial

Shirley Bell has decided to retire from her position at Editor-in-Chief of The Blue Nib. This marks a serious change for not only The Blue Nib magazine, but also our website, and our book publishing imprint, each of which benefitted greatly from Shirley’s care and management.  Publisher and Founder Dave Kananagh has decided to restructure …

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Fiction Editorial -Mimi Gladman

Culture in the 21st century is increasingly visual, and information moves faster than ever before, while snap judgments are becoming more and more the norm; even music intros have reportedly declined in length from an average of 20 seconds to less than five seconds per track since the 1980s, in response, reportedly, to the impatient …

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Mimi Gladman -on this issue’s fiction

Over the last three months at the fiction desk I have had the opportunity to read a wide variety of new short fiction, much of it of an extremely high standard. The very best of it is contained here, in the 36th edition of The Blue Nib. The longer, darker, colder winter nights always seem …

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The little magazine that could – Dave Kavanagh looks at the birth of The Blue Nib

  I conceived of The Blue Nib in 2015; I wanted to offer aspiring poets a fresh platform for new work and I wanted it to be something special. I went in search of a formula; I searched the web for magazines and E-zines. During my research I found three types of poetry websites. There …

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Things are changing at The Blue Nib – an overview by Dave Kavanagh

I can’t believe it is over a year since the relaunch of The Blue Nib in its current format. In many respects it has been a short journey from there to here, and in others it has been a massive one.   It was wonderful to receive recognition in our first months, to be long-listed …

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A message from Dave Kavanagh…

Dear Poets.   Firstly congratulations to all winners in our first competition, your poetry was inspiring and we look forward so much to publishing you in our first Chapbook.   And to the runners-up, wow what a fantastic selection of work you treated us to. We plan to feature you all in an anthology in …

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