Category: Independent Press

CROWDFUNDER: Open Pen Is Open And More Importantly Is Open To Me by Fernando Sdrigotti

The first time I bumped into Open Pen was back in 2015, during one of their now mythical summer parties. I don’t remember how I found myself in the Jamboree in Limehouse, watching people deliver words from a small stage in the dark. Someone must have invited me; I might have owed someone a favour; or

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Shallow Creek Special Announcement

Dear STORGY readers, My name is Anthony Self – I’m one of the directors of STORGY magazine. We don’t usually write personal messages on the website but it’s with a heavy heart and great trepidation to announce some terrible news. We’ve been monumentally busy over the last six months putting together the amazing short story

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FICTION: 13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings

13Dark Issue #2 Cursed Crossings is officially out in the world! The darkness has been unleashed from the minds of four writers… Will you follow them on their Cursed Crossing to territories dark and unknown? †3Dark is a project that aims to publish radical fiction by both new and established voices. Joseph Sale is the editor

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Disturbing The Beast: Weird Fiction by Women

Do you like speculative fiction? How about an anthology that explores lesser talked about female centred topics including sexual abuse, pregnancy issues and body image? If the answer is a resunding yes (and why wouldn’t it be?) Boudicca Press is keen to unearth these subjects in a healthy and respectful way, something that they and STORGY

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BOOK REVIEW: Fifteen Minutes by Erinna Mettler

This book is a collection of short stories and boy oh boy were they brilliant! There wasn’t any that I didn’t like. One was about a mother who lost her son to illness and she couldn’t move on without him in her life. She was searching for anything that could bring him back to her

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BOOK REVIEW: Bank Holiday Hurricane by Kelly Creighton

The Irish have always been better than anyone else at the short story, a list of forebears of which Mary Lavin, Frank O’Connor and John McGahern are but the tip of the iceberg. Nowadays Nuala O’Connor, Colin Barrett and Kevin Barry are among those flying the flag for the form. Though the small print of

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BOOK REVIEW: Fog Lane by Neil Campbell

If you’ve ever thought your memory was getting a little foggy, it’s about to get a whole lot more so. Fog Lane is a collection of, in author Neil Campbell’s words, ‘stories about memory’, or lack of it. According to his introduction, Campbell personally dislikes the term ‘flash fiction’. However, having read this collection, I’d

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BOOK REVIEW: Queen of the Struggle by Nik Korpon

In Nik Korpon’s Queen of the Struggle, the follow-up to The Rebellion’s Last Traitor, we are faced wondering what happens if your life is only about rebellion. After you spent your whole life fighting against tyranny to free a city, can you really go back to being a normal person? And what do you do

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FEBRUARY AT A GLANCE

Again we have had a bumper month with lots of book reviews, film reviews, author interviews and much more…so what better way to bring you all our content than in a monthly round-up of what hit our pages in the month of February 2018. Competition Time – Flash Fiction We have launched our first flash

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BOOK REVIEW: The Stone Tide by Gareth E. Rees

Gareth Rees is a man in crisis. Newly arrived in Hastings and mortgaged to the guts in a crumbling Victorian fixer-upper, Rees takes refuge in his pet project, a written history of his new home town, one peopled by cranks, inventors and master magicians. But as renovations stall and a wedge grows between him and

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