Matt Beeson: Modern & Progressive Takes on Witchcraft & The Book of Witches

Matt Beeson is father to Brandon, husband to Nola; these are the things he knows for certain. He works as an engineer and primarily writes reports and the occasional technical paper (he even does some engineering from time to time). The Book of Witches is his first foray into fiction and he very much hopes... Continue Reading →

Garry Coulthard: Growing up with Pendle Hill & ‘The Book of Witches’

The legendary Garry Coulthard of grimgarry.com tells all about growing up near Pendle (not to mention his dalliances with real witches). He also discusses the researching and writing of his new story in The Book of Witches available through Amazon, Waterstones (soon), and all good retailers. Based in North West England, Garry has both a... Continue Reading →

Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Writer-Scholar Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price returns to answer our questions about his academic research, writerly inspirations, and the role that philosophy plays in literature. How do Romantics like Lord Byron inform the trope of the suffering writer? Moreover, what can we learn from Henry Miller about writing? And how does habitual creativity inspire writers and artists to carry... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Leaving Boston’ by Shane Fitzpatrick

Shane Fitzpatrick lives in Swords, County Dublin, with his wife Michelle and their six-year-old son Harry. Shane works for Aer Lingus as a flight steward, and enjoys writing, running, fine wines, and being outdoors. He dreams of moving to West Clare to write full-time, but his son's future comes first. Follow Shane on Twitter: @sfitzyfly... Continue Reading →

‘A Writer’s Work is Never Done’ by Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price hails from Liverpool and lives and writes in the UK. His short stories and non-fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Prole, Prose and Poetry, Interpreter’s House, The Caribbean Writer, and in several horror and speculative fiction anthologies. He tweets from time to time: @SimonLeePrice. A Writer’s Work is Never Done By... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Spray Paint’ by Bupinder Singh

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for the slave-owners.Vladimir Lenin Bupinder Singh is a writer and educator based in Kashmir, India. His works have appeared in publications such as The Week, The Delacorte Review, and Coldnoon, among others. He is currently working on his... Continue Reading →

David Ogilvy: Rolls-Royce, Schweppes, and ‘The man in the Hathaway shirt’

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the trouble is I don’t know which half... David Ogilvy remains the undisputed king of Madison Avenue. No one besides the fictional Don Draper has garnered the same kind of prestige synonymous with success in advertising. But before Ogilvy had ever written his first headline,... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Meat’ by Michael Conroy

Does the beef salute the butcher as it throbs to its knees?Clive Barker Meat by Michael Conroy He awoke in darkness to the smell of bleach. Mattress springs creaked under his weight, and he felt a cold burning sensation deep in his sinuses. He rolled onto his stomach and planted his hands down on wooden... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction: ‘Chalk’ by Andrew Slinde

People just... disappear[...]Bret Easton Ellis Andrew Slinde is a screenwriter, novelist, and general purveyor of strange fiction. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa and cohabitates with three apex predators. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSlinde Chalk by Andrew Slinde Monday: There was a chalk mark on my door. Nothing special, just an X. Who put it... Continue Reading →

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