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SCOTT MANLEY HADLEY REVIEWS (Scott is up for an award – vote for him here) SIGNAL FAILURE  (INFLUX PRESS)  BY TOM JEFFREYS Tom Jeffreys is a journalist/writer/curator with a strong interest in the contemporary

VOTE SCOTT

The following is a word from our resident bush-pissing reviewer Scott Manley Hadley  *       *       * PLEASE VOTE FOR SCOTT MANLEY HADLEY AS BEST REVIEWER AT SABOTEUR AWARDS 2017 Scott Manley Hadley is Open Pen’s resident indie books reviewer and he’s been shortlisted in the Best Reviewer category at this year’s Saboteur Awards. To win this prestigious award, however, he needs YOUR HELP, as he’s up against people who write

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SCOTT MANLEY HADLEY REVIEWS HAPPY ENDING NOT GUARANTEED  (ARACHNE PRESS)  BY LIAM HOGAN Liam Hogan’s Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed is a collection of short stories fresh and new from Arachne Press. With only 156

Perpetual Margaux

By Adam Kelly Morton Producer Gaston Chevrey called me at a time when I was dead poor. Nearly all of my three-hundred or so dollars a week I was making as a

Footnotes to l’Amour / Double Take

By Alice Wooledge Salmon Footnotes to l’Amour 1 — When ‘I’ll be there!’ (most promising words in the English language) has mutated to betrayal, the imposter’s birthday text, his 3-month, 6-month messages

HE’S BECOME ADDICTED TO GREEN TEA and other flash fiction stories

By Santino Prinzi *           *           * He’s Become Addicted to Green Tea Not only has my boyfriend become addicted to green tea,

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OUT NOW

OPEN PEN ISSUE EIGHTEEN is out now and in bookshops. Find out more.

GREASE GUN

By Harry Gallon Stephanie stood in the workshop doorway, holding the padlock, sucking the key. Before she crossed the garden to the workshop she stood by the fireplace, looked out of the

ADULTHOOD

Open Pen Issue Eighteen is out Saturday, February 4. You can find it at one of our stockists, or if you can’t get to one of those, you can subscribe. It’s front cover story is The Jungle by Josephine Bruni. Josephine is late to writing, but her short story feels like a classic Chekhov unravelling. The Jungle is about African Violets and internet forums, it’s about the treachery of devotion. Booker long-listed Wyl Menmuir‘s guest editorial looks at the importance

ONLY UP HERE

  By Fernando Sdrigotti   Midday. I’ve been rolling around in bed since I quit last week. It happened out of nowhere: I pulled myself a double Jameson’s during a busy shift

THE JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS AD

By Emmet Vincent The creative team, Adam & Eve DBB, met in their central London office to discuss potential ideas for the next John Lewis Christmas ad. Although it was only February, they knew

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