Category Archives: E-Books

Imagination of the Heart

‘Imagination of the Heart’, the final Ace Stories event in the ‘Speaking of the South’ series, takes place tomorrow at 4pm, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill. It complements the exhibition, ‘Myths, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South’, which runs until January 3. Actress Kathryn Pogson (Brazil, Company of Wolves, The Arbor) will read from the works of author Barry Gifford, with blues from Sandy Dillon, and a screening of Gifford’s 1990 collaboration with David Lynch, Wild at Heart. Tickets £3.

‘Word, Image, Sound’ is the latest event in Sussex CCE’s ‘Arts & Minds’ series, at InQBate on Wednesday, November 10, at 5pm.  Includes ‘A Different Sea’, a filmed poem sequence by Abi Curtis and Kim Lasky, and  ‘The Lonely Queen & The White Hart’, a preview of collaborative works by Lewes artist Grace Dunford and writer River Jones.

The Daily Telegraph are currently running a Ghost Story Writing Competition, while Short Story Radio have just announced their Short Story Romance Radio Award for 2011. The Stylist are running a series of daily ‘microfiction’ contests, until November 9. Submit stories of up to 100 words.

‘Canongate Classics’ is a new range of Scottish literature, available in paperback and as E-books. Crime novelist Cathi Unsworth will appear at London’s Ladyfest Ten on November 12.

For inspiration this weekend, try Mslexia‘s workshop exercises on the topic of shoes. And for your reading pleasure, a poem by John Cornford (1915-36), set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.


Wise Words aboard the Lightship

Lightship Publishing, an independent based in Hull, has announced new competitions in short stories, poetry, flash fiction and first chapters.

The Wise Words blog is currently seeking authors for online interviews – POD/Indie/Self-Publishers all welcome. (See also the US-based Self-Publishing Resources, from the author of Writers’ Digest’s recently-updated guide to this growing field.)

If you’re interested in new writing and other good causes, Bridge House Publishing’s 100 Stories for Haiti is now available in paperback and as an E-book.

Too many adjectives? Try Mslexia‘s September workshop now. And here in Brighton, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh’s My Creative Nature workshops now have their own blogsite.

Incwriters and Indigo Dreams

Incwriters are seeking small presses and zines to review. Adele Ward of Ward Wood Publishing is now heading the Save Our Presses campaign at Incwriters, and September’s guest blogger is the dual-language literary cultural journal, Tadeeb International. Also at Incwriters, Edward Picot has blogged about e-books.

Ronnie Goodyer’s new indie press, Indigo Dreams, will be releasing fiction from Charlie Hill and Seema Gill, poetry from Patrick Osada, Anne Lewis-Smith and poetic Indian travelogue from Robert Leach in October. Currently seeking submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of ‘walks’ for their upcoming Visible Breath anthology.

Roman Holiday Blues

Iain Sinclair writes in today’s Guardian about his home at Marine Court, an Art Deco block in St Leonard’s, Sussex, built to resemble the Queen Mary. Postcards From the 7th Floor, Sinclair’s poetic collaboration with artist Oona Grimes, will be published by Pighog Press in October.

Emergency Verse: Poetry in Defence of the Welfare State is an anthology from Caparison Ebooks, compiled in response to the public spending cuts proposed by David Cameron’s coalition government.

Edited by Alan Morrison (writer in residence at Hove’s Mill View Hospital), Emergency Verse includes poems by Michael Horowitz, Michael Rosen, and Alexis Lykiard.

Brighton poet Jan Bradley’s ‘Shaving the Lion’, also included in Emergency Verse, is available as an audio clip on the Guardian website today. Bradley’s own debut pamphlet, published by Creative Future, will be launched at Brighton’s Amnesty Bookshop on October 8 at 7pm.

And for your reading pleasure, Ian D. Smith’s latest flash fiction, Roman Holiday Blues, is now up at Ink Sweat & Tears .