Smash Lits with Melissa Goodrich

  We published a wonderful flash at The Forge ~ Sapphires by Melissa Goodrich ~ please do read it. And she was a joy to interview for Smash Lits.     1) What is your favourite cheese? I love the sharps. The sharper, the better. 2) You are wallpaper. What is your pattern? Lots of... Continue Reading →

Submissions (it’s all subjective yada yada yada.)

As Managing Editor of The Forge Literary Magazine, I read a lot of submissions. As a writer, I send very few. I am really bad at sending subs out. If I get a rejection my reaction is along the lines of thinking my story isn't good, instead of thinking perhaps it simply didn't chime with... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Jane Flett

I published a superb short story - Shadow Puppetry over at The Forge Literary Magazine.  Please do read it; it's one of our nominations for the Pushcart Prize and is something special. Thank you Jane Flett for taking part in one of my Smash Lits interviews.     1) How do you organise your bookshelves? Alphabetically and... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Tigele Nlebesi

We published a really good piece of non-fiction at The Forge Literary Magazine this week: Black Girls in Upscale Boutiques by Tigele Nlebesi. I think you'll agree that last line is a killer. Thanks Tigele for agreeing to do a Smash Lits interview with me. 1)  You are wallpaper. What is your pattern? A friend of mine... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Megan Rowe

I recently published a wonderful flash by Megan Rowe at The Forge Literary Magazine; Communion. Do give it a read. Megan kindly agreed to take part in one of my Smash Lits interviews. 1) You are wallpaper. What is your pattern?  Definitely a Damask pattern. When my son was first born, I lived with my... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Brian Broome

I had the absolute pleasure of choosing a brilliant non-fiction flash to publish this week at The Forge Literary Magazine. Balk by Brian Broome manages to be poignant, achy, sad and funny. It's a snapshot of him as a young, gay, black American boy and it fucking rocks. As does his Smash Lits interview. Thanks, Brian! 1)... Continue Reading →

Smash Lits with Janice Galloway

Janice Galloway is my favourite writer so I was thrilled when we were able to launch The Forge Literary Magazine with her superb story, peak. She recently published a new collection, Jellyfish, available from Freight Books, which showcases her incredible talent. If you're a fan of short stories I really must ask you to buy/read a copy... Continue Reading →

Exciting new literary magazine

I am very excited to tell you about a new online literary magazine that launches tomorrow. It's called The Forge and it's pretty blooming special. I am one of the editors so yeah, I'm bound to think that, but seriously, it really is going to be good. We launch with a story by Janice Galloway... Continue Reading →

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