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The List

by Anita Belli   I awake full of the joys of spring until I realise it is Monday. I rush to the bathroom and throw up. It goes downhill from there, really. Run to Camden tube. Jump on first train along with hundreds of stressed commuters, then realise: right direction; wrong branch. Change ...
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Making a Connection

by Lynda Shepherd   “You can't sit indoors all day staring at a screen.” I can hear my son from three houses away; the battle, it appears, rages on. He told me he was tearing his hair out. “All she does is hang about the house, glued to her phone, listening to music or ...
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The Bay Sirius Witch of Atchafalaya Basin

by Holly Rae Garcia   Nestled deep in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin in Louisiana is the Bay Sirius Swamp. At the bottom-most edge of Butte La Rose Parish, the swamp used to be home to Bayou Chene, a thriving logging community. After the flood of 1927, twelve feet of silt ...
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Confessions of an EdgeLit Newbie!

My first experience of EdgeLit I had been persuaded by Pen to Print writing duo LM Towton (Lauren and Michelle) to go along to Derby Quad EdgeLit, and as the organiser Alex Davies had been kind enough to agree to put copies of our first issue of Write On! in the ...
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Michael Says Goodnight

by Matthew Wixey Pen to Print Short Story Competition 2018/19 Winner The window of Michael's bedroom looks out on to the ragged little back garden. In the winter when the leaves die he can see for miles through the trees. He can see the sky and bitter stars and the road at ...

Another Award for Book Challenger Claire Buss!

We are thrilled to share the news that Claire Buss has been successful in winning the 2019 Uncaged Book Review Raven Award for Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy for her novel The Rose Thief. We asked Claire how she felt receiving yet another award for her writing? "I am over the moon to have ...
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Opportunity to further your Creative Writing Journey!

A new opportunity has come to our attention so if you are looking to continue developing your writing career why not consider studying at the University of East London? If you don’t already have a university degree, why not study Creative and Professional Writing at University of East London. You can ...
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Saying Goodbye

by Tavinder New The rays of the sun were appeared in the distant sky, like a flower opening up its petals, and they floated through the doorway as I opened the latch. I held the glass of water in my hand and a beam reflected off, creating a rainbow through the ...
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Pen to Plate – Share Your Memories and Favourite Recipes

Pen to Print are collecting recipes and stories to add to our new publication Pen to Plate. Taste and smell are among our senses that can generate recollections from our past. We often associate special memories with treasured family recipes or meals, for example we eat our favourite meal and it takes ...
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Ye Olde Magick Shoppe

by Claire Buss (Extract from her short story, Ye Olde Magick Shoppe) Fortunately, Fred was on main gate duty so it didn't take Ned long to find him. The young lad waved enthusiastically, which made his plumed helmet topple off his head. As he made a grab for that, he let go ...