Environmental imprints

Reiterations of the saving grace of conscious consumerism are unwavering. We’re lauded for remembering to recycle and feel something betwixt pride and pomposity as our bag for life bursts with cartons of oat milk. And whilst the message here is no different (an emphatic ‘keep it up’ and ‘well done…

Author Spotlight: Jacey Krueger

Jacey Krueger studies English and philosophy at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts. She knits and writes, and does both far too much, and never enough of either.  Her piece, ‘It Works Like This’ can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here. Where do you find inspiration?…

Author Spotlight: JY Saville

JY Saville writes stories of various lengths and genres in northern England, including some published by Untitled:Voices, Ellipsis Zine, and Confingo. Her piece, ‘Love and Iron Maiden’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here. Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere. Overheard conversations, things I’ve read…

Author Spotlight: Lisa Reily

Lisa Reily is a former literacy consultant, dance director and teacher. She recently won First Prize in the Earlyworks Press Poetry Competition 2019. Her piece, ‘Ayu’s Fish Pond’, can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here. Where do you find inspiration? I am currently budget-travelling with my…

Author Spotlight: Neda Zahraie

Neda Zahraie is an Iranian-American writer, musician and painter based in New York City. Her book of poetry, ‘Anamnèse’, a hybrid presentation of the female experience with wounds, recollections and recovery, is set for publication in 2021.  Her piece, ‘Old Man You Have a Lover’, can be found in EPOCH…

The List: On the topic of blocklists …

Over the long weekend, our Twitter account participated in a conversation regarding independent publications, like ourselves, who choose to keep a running document listing individuals that have demonstrated predatory behaviour toward editorial staff. This subject is, frankly, neither novel to the publishing industry nor the social media accounts we have engaged with regarding this topic. Yet, after a curiously quiet four-day delay, we caught the attention of folks who are, shall we say, not keen.