What’s in a Name?

A walk through the Neepsend area of Sheffield doesn’t exactly bring you at one with nature. The area was heavily industrialised in the 19th century and today it’s an urban explorer’s paradise with many old factory buildings standing derelict and frozen in time. You have to look hard to find any hint of greenery here, but in this landscape of chimneys and brick, there are small pockets of nature in the most surprising places.

Wonderfold Winner

a response to April’s #Wonderfold Prompt Our winner this month is Grace Galton, for her beautiful poem Listening! We had many wonderful submissions so if you didn’t get it this time, keep submitting. So without further ado, please enjoy Galton’s work and as always keep your eye out for our next Wonderfold Prompt, you could be our next winner! Listening a zephyr stirs among old…

The Secrets the Land Kept

Chris and Sue had never been entirely sure who owned the field that ran beyond their back garden, but it had never been used for anything as far as they knew. Lately someone had been keeping a horse down there and when Sue was walking one afternoon and she stopped to pet the graceful beast,…

Resistance is Futile

We pull up outside the house and look over at this pale sandstone building in the corner. A For Sale sign leans to the right and trees bend in from the left. It’s an odd looking house. Small church-like windows dot the stone as the structure seems to taper off as it gets higher. The…

Wonderfold Winner

a response to February’s #Wonderfold Prompt Our winner this month is Marietta McGregor with her piece Clear-felled! Thank you to all who submitted, we had so many amazing pieces of work that is was very difficult to choose. Enjoy the reading and stay tuned for the next Wonderfold prompt! Clear-felled Red mud the colour of matted fur….

The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Leeds is a beautiful Victorian building, designed in 1861 by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863 as a trading floor for the sale of corn wheat, barley, hops, beans, pees, and seeds. This circular stone building has an unusual spherical roof that pokes out like a great grey spring shoot from…

The Workshop

Nikki stood at around twenty-five past twelve in the circle. That is if you took Patricia, who was leading the group, to be 12 o’clock and everyone else to be the numbers and times that followed her. And Nikki did. Twenty-five past twelve, she thought. It was a good place to stand because she was…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month. INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft a written response (poetry or prose, 50 words or less) to…

SALE: Micro Poetry Bundle

Grab 3 chapbooks for $20! All summer long we will be offering weekly themed chapbook bundles in fun origami packaging for a reduced price. This week’s feature: Micro Poetry Bundle Hints by Rose Auslander Wasp Shadows by Ben Moeller-Gaa What Was Here by Julie Warther Click here to purchase from our shop.  Promotional price good through 30 June 2016, limited to…

Midnight Bundle

Grab 3 chapbooks for  $20! All summer long we will be offering weekly themed chapbook bundles in fun origami packaging for a reduced price. This week’s feature: Midnight Bundle Dreamers by Samantha Priestley, a Sheffield based novelist, essayist, & playwright. Ephemeral by Miguel Lupián, the director of Penumbria, a literary project based in Mexico. Translated by Joseph Hutchison, poet laureate of…

What’s Your Story?

a writers’ conference from our friends at the Modoc Forum If you’re in the mood to get away from it all and write your story, consider attending the Surprise Valley Writers’ Conference in rural Cedarville, CA this September. Attendance is limited to 50 writers, which means lots of individual attention from your workshop leader and…

5th Year Query PUBLIC

Sorry about the password confusion on the previous post. We are cooking up something special, but it’s a secret:-) We do have a few questions for you, though, as we prepare for our 5th anniversary in print. Please only vote once so we have a true representation of our readership. Thanks!