The Write Place at the Write Time

- Reviewed by Liam Jones – The Write Place at the Write Time is a quarterly online literature zine, edited by Nicole M. Bouchard. It hopes to immerse the reader in thought-provoking writing from previously unpublished writers to more established writers. At first glance this online zine seems so simple: the layout of the website…

‘The Artist’s Room’ by Jo Slade

Jo Slade’s pamphlet The Artist’s Room is as unique in presentation with its hand-stamped Munster motif as James Brooke’s beautiful pamphlet The English Sweats. The two have been published by Pighog and if they are representative of their larger output then this small press is impressive for its dedication to creating aesthetically beautiful and tailor-made…

‘Markets like Wide Open Mouths’ by Tori Truslow

Tori Truslow’s ‘Markets like Wide Open Mouths’ is not yet an anthology of writing and photography from Bangkok that you can purchase or procure (unless you ask her very nicely). I say ‘yet’ because I don’t doubt that it will get snapped up in the near future by a discerning publisher. In the meantime it…

Bicycle Review #7

-Reviewed by Henrietta Walmark- The Bicycle Review comes full circle for its first birthday. Curator and editor J de Salvo’s bias for the bike as an understated conveyance inspired the name for the modest electronic journal and its simple design. Contributors to the inaugural issue return with new offerings of contemporary art and literature. Only…

New Fairy Tales #5

-Reviewed by Tori Truslow- New Fairy Tales‘ mission statement is there in its title, and stated again on its website: ‘to promote the writing of a generation of new fairy tales’. Fairy tales, those deceptively straightforward, ever-evolving, world-shaping things, are vital to a healthy literary culture and to the human imagination, and writers of all backgrounds…