Shirley Bell & Mimi Gladman Introduce Issue 37
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New Release from The Blue Nib
The Blue Nib are delighted to introduce you to Dominic Fisher’s work. Dominic says-
“this collection of poems explores ways the living and the dead meet – for lunch , in an artwork, on an allotment plot, in the city. We meet poets, artists and others engaged in the struggles and contradictions of their own times, and encounter challenges from our own.
Read Shirley Bell’s introduction to this new collection and a taster of Dominic’s outstanding poetry.
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Dead will be launched in Mansion of the future in Lincoln on the 23rd of March. Further launches will be held around the UK over the Spring.
Dominic Fisher’s debut collection from The Blue Nib: The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead Dominic Fisher Blue Nib Publishing ISBN 978-1-9993655-2-3 Dominic Fisher is from the Bristol/Bath area in the south west of England. He studied Art and English at UCW Aberystwyth in Wales where he also trained as a teacher, living for a time on the Dyfi estuary in a green railway carriage. He then went to Turkey to teach English language. From there he went to Spain to teach and met a New Zealander whom he married in Gibraltar. Returning to Bristol, he published poems
Chapbook Contest five is now live
The Blue Nib Chapbook Contest #5 is now live and accepting entries. The prize fund for this round has doubled and now stands at €1000.00. The contest is open to all poets.
As always, the contest is free to enter for Blue Nib members who hold a paid subscription. Non-members can purchase an entry on the contest page
Emerging Poet -Arathy Asok
The Blue Nib Features the work of emerging poet, Arathy Asok who traces her roots to Thalassery in Kerala, India. Her new bookbook of poems Lady Jesus and other poems ( Authors Press, Delhi) is reviewed by Blue Nib staff reviewer Samantha Maw and Arathy has contributed some previously unseen work which we bring you here. Arathy Asok’s poems have appeared in national and international journals.
The Work of Susan Anwin
Susan Anwin is an exciting new, Budapest born writer. Her flash fiction work, Talk of Armadale Trees, was featured in the anthology My Favourite Place, published by the Scottish Book Trust in 2012. Several of her short stories were published by Aphelion Webzine in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and Susan featured on the cover of Aphelion in March and July 2017 and in February and August 2018. Susan is currently studying creative writing at the University of Aberdeen. The Blue Nib are excited to publish pieces of Susans work in this issue, a fiction piece and a personal essay.
Spotlight on The Multi-talented Edward Lee
Edward Lee’s poetry, short stories, non-fiction and photography have been published in magazines in Ireland, England and America, including The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, Acumen and Smiths Knoll. He is currently working on a novel. He also makes musical noise under the names Ayahuasca Collective, Lewis Milne, Orson Carroll, Blinded Architect, Lego Figures Fighting, and Pale Blond Boy.
In this issue we bring you no less than eleven amazing short stories from a stack of high-quality submissions over the last few months. We have struggled to squeeze in as many as possible, so this edition is surely fatter than ever before. The Blue Nib seeks to champion new talent, and no submission goes unread by our Fiction Editor, Mimi Gladman. Please do keep them coming.
The Blue Nib now boosts a readership of 20,000+ readers. If you have recently published work that you would like our reviews editor to consider please do contact us. We are also happy to receive contributors reviews of poetry, fiction and non fiction for consideration.