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FOOTBALL AND LITZINES PART 1: AN INTERVIEW WITH JOE ENGLAND

Sean Preston caught up with PUSH Magazine editor Joe England at Leyton Orient Football Club to talk football fans and literary endeavours.

Part 2 will be available later in the month.

 

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The creators of Talking Soup Magazine get some things off their chests in an interview with editor Sean Preston.

Shorts

Shorts

Devourings

Phillip Clement reviews Devourings, James Vella’s ‘startlingly lucid’ debut collection of short stories.

 

Future Flash

Future Flash

To celebrate the start of The Open University’s free online course, Start Writing Fiction, course provider Future Learn is challenging authors to try their hand at writing Twitter fiction. Read more.

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Writers and Social Progression

Writers and Social Progression

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Back in 2012, Owen Jones provided a guest editorial for Open Pen. Here it is in full, as relevant as ever on Election Day.

Writers Do Not Change The World, cont.

Doing It Themselves – Hand Job ZINE

Doing It Themselves – Hand Job ZINE

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As part of our month looking at lit zines making a real impact, we cast the magnifying glass over HAND JOB, a Notts based zine thick with bright ideas, such as the visual representation video they’ve produced.

Full feature, including video and interview here.

 

Video produced and directed by HAND JOB.

 

 

 

Spooked

Spooked

Phillip Clement reviews Two Dogs at the One Dog Inn, author David John Griffin’s paranormal novella.

Bond

Bond

A to Z of you and me

James Hannah’s debut novel, The A to Z of You and Me, gets evaluated by our bespectacled resident reviewist, Phillip Clement.

Paperweights

Paperweights

Editor Sean Preston catches up with Martin Appleby, the man behind Paper and Ink magazine.

Look out for more features on zines and journals throughout March on the Open Pen website.

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Memory

Memory

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Take a look at Paul Ostwald’s interview with Kenyan author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, who discusses her new book and how it reflects a changing culture.

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