Light weighed

There’s a detailed and pretty even-handed review of the latest issue of Popshot up at the website of the new UK Lit Mag Review, including a couple of paras about my story, Last Light.

The site promises to review a new UK (or Irish) literary magazine every week.

Often it feels as if new issues of small magazines appear and then vanish without a trace, which is a shame as they often contain some quality fiction and deserve to be talked about. This site should help correct that.

Looking forward to more reviews as they appear.

 

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Eighteen

Issue 18 of Structo has arrived, and the publication is looking as beautiful as ever.

Inside, there’s a an illuminating interview with Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) as well as some great fiction.

I particularly enjoyed Emma Sloley’s Schadenfreude Season, about a washed-up former child star and the invasiveness of celebrity culture. It’s one of those stories with no rough edges, that knows exactly where it’s going and takes you there with total confidence.

Ross McCleary’s A Fear of Flying Sleep was also impressive for its incessant parade of terrors. It’s a veritable thicket of anxiety and existential angst.

I am honoured to be in such company.

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Structo issue 18.