Forward Prize nominations 2015–2016

Each year we have the honour of nominating poems for the Forward Prize. It’s a difficult thing, choosing from the last two issues’ lovely and memorable poems but after some wrestling and rereading we settled on these four pieces: ‘Trouble...

Rus and the writing of Bette Adriaanse

We published a story called Rus and the Letter in our eighth issue. It’s a deceptively simple little tale full of well-observed wit from Dutch author and artist Bette Adriaanse. We catch up with Bette just as her first novel, Rus Like Everyone Else, is published...

This year’s Pushcart Prize nominations

The annual Pushcart Prize for “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot” is a standard of the small press scene, and we are very happy to announce this year’s nominations from issues 13 and 14. You can read each one by following the links....

Fall Ball: an interview with John Glass

For this interview, we looked all the way back to issue seven, to talk to one of its fiction contributors, John Glass. Your short story, ‘Fall Ball’, uses as a backdrop a 1988 Atlanta Braves baseball game. It’s gritty, dusty, nostalgic end-of-summer: a great read this...