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Betrayal- Kate Ennals

Betrayal: short fiction by Kate Ennals.

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: Boom!

Carolyn Jess-Cooke: Boom!   ISBN-13: 9781781721759 Published by Seren Carolyn Jess-Cooke Carolyn Jess-Cooke was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1978 and currently lives in north-east England. She is mother to four...

“Over Land, Over Sea:

The idea for "Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge" (Five Leaves, 2015) started in August 2015 with a Facebook group bringing together the publisher, co-editors and supporters

3 poems by Emma Lee

Stitching America (for Gloria) It started at Kansas, roughly centre, and two strands of blue for back stitches: the calm, smooth line of a river. At each stitch, it...

Still Waters – fiction by David Butler

After the estate flooded for the third time, Clodagh determined never to return. The thought of the dank interior, silted and filthy, filled her...

The Last Time We Saw Strangers – Reviewed

The Last Time We Saw Strangers, by Christopher Hopkins Clare Songbirds Publishing House  Chapbook Series ISBN 978-1-947653-24-5 In the new year in Issue 20, I was pleased to...

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Managing editor of the publishing house, Oversteps Books, Alwyn's eleven books include poetry, fiction and nonfiction.

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