Author Spotlight: Joe Fenn

Joe Fenn has reviewed and critiqued for The Double Negative, Manchester Literature Festival, and the Portico Library, and is pursuing his MA in creative nonfiction with the Manchester Writing School. His piece, ‘Notes by a Quitter’ can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here. Where do…

Artist Spotlight: Riccardo Matlakas

Matlakas obtained a degree in Sculpture at the University of Fine Arts in Naples and an MA in Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University. He has shown his work internationally. His piece ‘Melting Borders’, taken in Imjack, Dmz area, Korea, 2018, can be found in EPOCH Issue 01: Beginnings, available…

The Year that Stood Still: Instagram’s …

In the first coronavirus lockdown of 2020, we became obsessed with washing our hands, sanitising our groceries, and arranging each and every individual petal in a stunning swell of blooming flowers into still life photographs, dabbing on dewy jewels of water with an eyedropper and balancing taxidermied insects precariously on…

Author Spotlight: Dee Richards

Dee Richards is a bold feminist and award-winning essayist, new to publication. Dee studies English and Gender/Sexuality in Southern California, deriving inspiration from her/their experiences as a survivor. Her piece “The Static” (the title and focus of the work was inspired by John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio”) can be found…

Author Spotlight: Saoirse Ibargüen

Saoirse Ibargüen is a Floridian writer and performer with a BA in literature from the University of South Florida, and an MSc in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her piece ‘The World Turns’ can be found in Epoch Issue 01: Beginnings, available to purchase here. Where do you…

Questions on Writing About People, Where I …

When people begin their foray into nonfiction, I feel like the first line of questioning is almost always something like this: Could someone sue me? Should I use their real name? How much do I have to reveal about them? What about dialogue – can I make up a conversation? What about someone who is dead? What about someone who is alive?