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  • photography Archives - Litro Magazine
    more The Litro Blog We want you to tell us a story in a picture Send us your photos on the theme of mystery secrets and enigmas hidden things and revelations strangers and cliffhangers puzzles and questions Photo Competition Mystery Read more Litro Arts Culture Projections Going to the Cinema Alone Outside Leicester Square tube station tourists were tramping down Charing Cross Road as usual and all the snow turned instantly to mush I slid down Little Newport Street where polite British Chinese grandchildren held out umbrellas for their Chinese Chinese grandparents and middle aged chefs hung about smoking in the backdoors of Hong Kong style restaurants Without stepping foot near a multiplex I bought a ticket and membership at the Prince Charles and headed downstairs with five or six others to the cinema s near perfect 285 seat auditorium Don McCullin in the Snow Read more Writing Fuel Paige Sinkler Photo Inspiration Construction A building site is rife with hiding places Read more Writing Fuel Paige Sinkler Photo Inspiration Merry Go Round Stop I want to get off Read more Writing Fuel Paige Sinkler Photo Inspiration Disaster Read more Writing Fuel Will someone rush in late sidling down the row in the dark bumping knees and blocking the view Or not Perhaps something urgent came up and they re out there dealing with it while the show goes merrily on Or maybe the show is dreadful and the actors play valiantly to an entirely empty house Paige Sinkler Photo Inspiration An Empty Seat or Empty Seats Read more Writing Fuel Will everything change for the new year New things can be exciting or scary Often they go from being one to the other Is there a story in that journey Paige Sinkler Photo Inspiration New Year Read more Writing Fuel Kevlin Henney A work related trip to New York in May afforded an opportunity to catch runners rituals This chap s posture is particularly cartoon like Running to Stand Still Pictures of 2011 Winner Read more Writing Fuel Ellie Rowe I am British but I fell in love with the Yukon this summer Planking in Alaska Pictures of 2011 Runners up Read more Writing Fuel Grace Andreacchi The picture was snapped at the breakfast bar in the Caserma Cornoldi an officers club of great antiquity in Venice Petrarch lived there once where I through great good fortune happened to be staying in September Memorable breakfast and the coffee was good too Breakfast at the Caserma Venezia Grace Andreacchi is an American born novelist poet and playwright Works include the novels Scarabocchio and Poetry and Fear Music for Glass Orchestra Serpent s Tail Give My Heart Ease New American Writing Award and the chapbook Berlin Elegies Pictures of 2011 Runners up Previous photography This tag is associated with 42 posts Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME

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  • podcast Archives - Litro Magazine
    we revisit a short story that first appeared on the website in June 2011 Its author Robert McGowan sadly passed away last month Actor Greg Page a regular voice on Litro Lab talks about his friendship with Robert and reads Robert s story Billy about an American history professor struggling to find the words to talk about his own experience in the Vietnam war Read more A Literary Mixtape Featuring Saul Williams Caits Meissner Joshua Kleinberg Matt Mason Inua Ellams and Bree Rolfe By Greg Page and Emily Cleaver In this podcast you ll hear Saul Williams read a meta poem he has written using words from the work of the 100 poems in the anthology Chorus A Literary Mixtape an introduction to 100 young street poets students and outsiders he is championing You ll also hear the voices of some of the poets who contributed to the anthology Caits Meissner reading Kissing Joshua Kleinberg reading Transient Matt Mason reading Connections Inua Ellams reading Guerilla Garden Writing Poem and Bree Rolfe reading Non Verbal Learning Disorder Read more Adam Marek on His Latest Collection The Stone Thrower By Greg Page and Emily Cleaver The Stone Thrower is a blend of subtle sci fi and unsettling fantasy which explores the vulnerability of children and our desire to protect them In this week s episode the British award winning writer Adam Marek talks to us about writing short stories and his fascination with the line between fantasy and reality Actor Cliff Chapman then follows with a reading from the title story of the collection about a boy with a mysteriously specific superpower Read more The Japanese Ghost Stories of Lafcadio Hearn By Greg Page and Emily Cleaver This week Litro Lab takes a look at the Japanese ghost stories of Lafcadio Hearn and investigates the folklore of Yō kai myths Noh plays modern urban legands and horror cinema along the way Listen to four of Hearn s stories and interviews with folklore scholar Professor Michael Dylan Foster and Hearn expert Professor Roy Starrs on Hearn s life his source material and the influence of his writing Read more Sarah Waters on the Supernatural and Her Favourite Ghost Story The Monkey s Paw by W W Jacobs By Greg Page and Emily Cleaver Sarah Waters author of Tipping the Velvet and more recently The Little Stranger a modern ghost story fuelled by war trauma grief and class tensions joins us for this episode of Litro Lab She tells us about her childhood obsession with the Pan Book of Horror Stories writing The Little Stranger haunted houses and the lasting appeal of ghosts She also recommends The Monkey s Paw by W W Jacobs and tells us why it s her favourite ghost story which is then read by actor Greg Page StoriesWritersLove Read more Robert Lloyd Parry on M R James Ghost Stories By Greg Page and Emily Cleaver In the run up to our Ghosts issue which will go online on Halloween

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  • Poetry Archives - Litro Magazine
    more Going Places An Interview with George Szirtes By Jennifer Wong I have travelled widely and to some unexpected places like India China Iraq and Malaysia I don t have an overwhelming desire to go anywhere as such I am restless in my head not in my legs Read more Imaginary Numbers By Eveline Pye A real life ends but is imagined by those left behind Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Desktop By Philippa Barker In the last of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Philippa Barker contemplates her desktop Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Banished By Linda Atterton In the fourth of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Linda Atterton takes a new angle on Romeo and Juliet Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition When I Behold By Brian Robert Flynn In the third of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Brian Robert Flynn revisits John Keats sonnet 635 When I have fears that I may cease to be Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Snowdrops By Mihir Sood In the second of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Mihir Sood considers the snowdrop s fleeting beauty Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Sonnet 666 By Uschi Gatward In the first of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Uschi Gatward reappropriates Sonnet 66 for the modern economy Read more Shakespeare s Words By Andrew Pidoux A legacy left in ink Read more A Strange Reunion Carcanet New Poetries V at the London Review Bookshop By C C Kerr Founder Michael Schmidt describing the poets in Carcanet s last anthology used the curiously business friendly phrase high strike rate What would the savvy poetry speculator have made of it Read more Previous Poetry This tag is associated with 59 posts Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME The Echo Travelling in Fiji The Litro Blog View Archive 11th February 2016 Litro 149 The Love issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto Love we spend our lives craving it in one form or another searching for it and talking about it Its meaning is felt more than it is clearly expressed Some call it the greatest virtue Continue reading 9th December 2015 Litro 148 The Going Home issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto This month in Litro 148 we explore the notion of what Going Home means to us Is it a familiar physical space A refuge A feeling A state of mind Or is home actually to be found in another human being maybe your partner your parents How do you know when you have found it Continue reading Contact Us General 44 0 20 3371 9971 info litro co uk Sales Advertising enquiries 44 0 20 3371 9971 Email Sales Magazine Editorial editor litro co uk All Online Editorial online litro co uk Book Reviews Author Interviews reviews litro co uk Film Arts Editorial arts litro co uk Litro Lab Podcast

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  • print fiction Archives - Litro Magazine
    adoptee ponders her true identity Read more A New Place on the Map By GC Perry A man re visits his fractured family Read more Chinese Hamburgers By Kevin Baker Looking around at families enjoying their ice creams and chicken fingers I thought about a quote from The Philosophy of Andy Warhol which I d read on the flight over Andy said that you can be just as faithful to a place as to a person He s right but a place may not stay faithful to you Read more I Heart Containers By Patricia Morris Well travelled containers contain untold stories and secrets Read more Listing By BradEllis A couple desperately seeking the perfect home Read more Litro 147 Space Driving Range By Nat Akin A man in Memphis contemplates his own shortcomings while observing his seemingly smugly content neighbours and their tiny yapping dogs Read more Litro 147 Space The Eyes By rachel holmes89 A troubled werewolf becomes reconciled with his identity and isolation in a sparsely populated world Read more Litro 147 Space Diminishing Returns By BethanJames Strange occurrences in and around George s home make him wonder whether his late wife is trying to communicate with him from another realm Read more Litro 146 Whodunnit By Litro Litro 146 The Whodunnit issue with stories by Russ Litten Barry Sheils Simon Barget Felicity Hughes Michael McGlade C J Timmins art from Cassandra Yap and more Read more Litro 144 Transgender By Litro Read more Litro 143 Detroit By Litro Read more Litro 142 Mexico By Litro Featuring fiction by Chloe Aridjis Daniel Krauze and Álvaro Enrigue poems by Natalia Toledo Samuel Noyola Sara Uribe and Luis Miguel Aguilar a dramatic monologue by Ximena Escalante and art criticism by Aline Davidoff Read more Pigeon By Chloe Aridjis A look at the frailty of life and brutality of death Read more The Nest By Daniel Krauze On the sensitivities and cruel memories of youth Read more Previous print fiction This tag is associated with 384 posts Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME The Echo Travelling in Fiji The Litro Blog View Archive 11th February 2016 Litro 149 The Love issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto Love we spend our lives craving it in one form or another searching for it and talking about it Its meaning is felt more than it is clearly expressed Some call it the greatest virtue Continue reading 9th December 2015 Litro 148 The Going Home issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto This month in Litro 148 we explore the notion of what Going Home means to us Is it a familiar physical space A refuge A feeling A state of mind Or is home actually to be found in another human being maybe your partner your parents How do you know when you have found it

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  • Rio Archives - Litro Magazine
    Decent Man By Litro The witness Olaf Stapfnunsk born in Stockholm naturalised Brazilian 48 years of age owner of a private gym resident of street in the city of after swearing by the Law stated that by 9am on Thursday 7th October this year he had arrived at his gym located on street and went straight up to the office where he couldn t help noticing the absence of Totó his subordinate full name Alceu Gouveia Nunes who should have been there by then this fact made him swear angrily in Swedish subba was the word he swore deemed untranslatable by the witness and in fury over Totó s lack of professionalism grab the phone and get on alone with the scheduled morning task of the month namely telemarketing to the neighbourhood Read more Tatiana Salem Levy Desert By Litro The water has been lapping his feet for a while since he arrived at the beach and installed himself there on the shore Every day he performs the same ritual he wakes up at half past five has a cup of black coffee and goes down to the beach He walks from the entrance of his building located in the inner part of Copacabana to the sand Then he doesn t walk anymore They ve already told him that he should walk that it s good for the heart especially at his age But his heart prefers to admire the sea which isn t very rough today but does have waves the kind which break little by little they reach the shore without rushing caressing the sand Read more The Wait by Antônio Moura By Litro Waiting standing on the rock between the sea s green sphere and the star that nears every night you speak Read more Two poems by Angélica Freitas By Litro at eleven years old behind my grandmother s house in fishing village z 3 i smoked a gol cigarette bought singly in a boteco Read more Two caligrafías by Adriana Lisboa By Litro Read more Two Poems by Ramon Mello By Litro Read more Monkey Hill By Damian Platt When Rio won the 2016 Olympics it was as if the whole city pinched itself Euphoric crowds sang and danced on the beach while on the big screen above their heads President Lula and Sergio Cabral the state governor hugged and wept On buses and in backstreets people went about their business in quiet surprise Although cariocas are dreamers years of decline and disappointment have tempered their natural exuberance But the next day it seemed that everyone was thinking the same thing maybe just maybe life in Rio might improve Read more Lombra by Rodrigo de Souza Leão By Litro Read more Bennett Paris Exu s Fedora By Litro Franklin had left Jersey City during the real estate boom They sold their house he and his Brazilian wife and with the profit built a small house on land her parents had given them and settled in

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  • science fiction Archives - Litro Magazine
    Naomi Foyle author of Litro s current Book Club pick the engaging Astra Book One of The Gaia Chronicles tells us about female and teen sexuality in the novel as well as her creative journey to writing the novel whilst supporting herself working in bookshops bars restaurants teaching in South Korea and working as a Tarot Card reader Read more Interviews One Man s Dystopia an Interview with Wayne Simmons By Dan Coxon I had a very clear idea of the world in my mind and in a way that gave birth to the characters who in turn gave birth to the story At first I visualised this world as some kind of twisted cyberpunk echo of Belfast Read more Fiction Dystopia Summerblind By Adam Roux The mouths of the Summerblind twitched at the edges They smacked their lips and rolled their tongues until they found words Their murmurs drifted out of alleys and doorways and the city s endless corners Read more Travel Lifestyle Blade Runner Misery fest or Masterpiece By Wayne Simmons When it all boils down the most perfect example of dystopia for me is not to be found in literature it s to be found in film One particular film in fact Ridley Scott s Blade Runner Read more Travel Lifestyle Orphaned Sketches from Dystopia By Ben Tanzer Dystopia is slower less pronounced Things spoil and curdle the norms change and what we expect from the world morphs into something new where the expectations about our quality of life are lower and life for the many is harder and sadder and revolves around surviving a version of our lives that is lesser and harsher than we knew before Read more Travel Lifestyle Doctor Who The Curse of the Celery By Tim Brook Confessed Whovian Tim Brook recalls a fascination with Peter Davison s stick of celery on the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who Read more Literature Stanisław Lem Sci Fi Master By Wojciech Orliński A universe of robots sentient planets and reviews of non existent books Wojciech Orlinski on the amazing literary legacy of Polish science fiction master Stanisław Lem Read more Fiction Edge By Arthur Doweyko Of the two possible reasons to be brought out of stasis I figured this must be the second Since I could just make out the vague outline of Pluto the Estrellita must somewhere nearby My heart rate kicked up and I felt my armpits begin to cloy The Estrellita was the first interstellar mission ship and it took off five years ago Read more Previous science fiction This tag is associated with 29 posts Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME The Echo Travelling in Fiji The Litro Blog View Archive 11th February 2016 Litro 149 The Love issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto Love we spend our lives craving it in one form

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  • Shakespeare Archives - Litro Magazine
    brain light up its pathways shift Read more A Tropical Bard and The Bard of Avon Shakespeare in the Hands of Thomas Decker A Sierra Leonean Dramatist By George Tregson Roberts And it was this way of life that Thomas Decker was challenging when he called upon his compatriots to consider their language as a legitimate medium not only for conducting ordinary conversation but also as text for conveying complex ideas Why did dramatist Thomas Decker translate Shakespeare s Julius Caesar into Krio George Tregson Roberts explains Read more Book Review The Letterpress Shakespeare By James Field The Folio Society has been quietly turning out beautifully crafted letterpress editions of the works of Shakespeare Litro recently had the chance to consider the craftwork and goats that went into their edition of The Tempest Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Desktop By Philippa Barker In the last of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Philippa Barker contemplates her desktop Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Banished By Linda Atterton In the fourth of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Linda Atterton takes a new angle on Romeo and Juliet Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition When I Behold By Brian Robert Flynn In the third of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Brian Robert Flynn revisits John Keats sonnet 635 When I have fears that I may cease to be Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Snowdrops By Mihir Sood In the second of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Mihir Sood considers the snowdrop s fleeting beauty Read more Shakespearean Sonnet Competition Sonnet 666 By Uschi Gatward In the first of our Shakespearean Sonnet competition winners Uschi Gatward reappropriates Sonnet 66 for the modern economy Read more Wooing and Weddings the Hallmark Shakespeare By Anna Mackenzie Imagine the scene an angry father hauls his young daughter in front of a city governor demanding the death penalty for her disobedience in refusing to marry the man he has chosen for her Does love in Shakespeare live up to the quotations often found on Valentine s cards Anna MacKenzie takes an unsentimental look at marriage in Shakespeare s plays Read more Ted Hughes and Shakespeare A Particular Knot of Obsessions By Ann Skea Ann Skea looks back on why only Ted Hughes could have written Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being an audacious and imaginative reappraisal of the works of Shakespeare Read more William Shakespeare s Dangerous Liaisons By Rory Clements Rory Clements whose sixth book in the John Shakespeare series of Elizabethan thrillers has just been published uncovers a deadly circle of intrigue and treason in his hero s home town Stratford upon Avon Read more Previous Shakespeare This tag is associated with 37 posts Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME The Echo Travelling in Fiji The Litro Blog View Archive 11th February 2016 Litro 149 The Love issue Letter from the Editor By

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  • short fiction Archives - Litro Magazine
    mess Read more Transoceanic By Howard Cunnell It just feels like nothing s happening Dad Like this is going to be forever I m such a freak You re not a freak we ve talked about that That s not going to help you The man put his arms around his son You are my brave strong boy Read more Meneh Meneh By Dorit Kedar A tall man enters He is dressed in leather with fringes a coat from gray fur and matching boots I shut my eyes try to block the immense heat that emanates from him peek carefully he is there Passing idly from table to table directs an inspective gaze checks the faces of all the sweaty maidens Read more HE By Niloufar Behrooz I pass by the mourners by the door my mother my father and my sister who was too young to understand what was going on Her big sister would soon be her brother Read more So Many Places to Hide By Christina Sanders What do you think about when you dance you asked Do you think of wheat fields rippling in the wind The folds of blue hills stretching to the sky The beech and elm in full crown and between them the spinneys and sudden glades where we lay in the grass the earth a solid bolster beneath us Read more Fierce By Victoria Briggs Honey flounces down onto a bar stool and throws shade at the guy standing opposite forehead furrowed nose pinched her whole aura glowering like it s made of acid lemon Just because she s never seen the guy before doesn t stop her from reading him Read more It s Alright Meaning Just Admit It By Rica My mother would describe her gynecological problems to strangers I would be trying on a pair of jeans and I would hear womb or spasm over the curtain Read more Anything Could Happen Here By Susanna Crossman After sunset she multiplied and subtracted structured her existence She likes the feel of numbers she can smell them as she counts taste their shape In the dark she weighs figures on the scales of her tongue Read more Bahebek By Zvezdana Rashkovich Every day at sunrise he tells her he loves her The words slip through his lips like honey still heavy and full with her kisses Read more The Sleep Debt By Sarah Dutton I haven t told him about my most recent dreams They usually take place on a maternity ward Sometimes I give birth to a normal baby and then it opens its eyes and they are like black pits Other times they won t even let me see it Read more Them That Didn t By Joe Ransom The remote is right there with Morgan in the reclining chair but in the end it s Dan who gets up and walks across the break room to switch off the screen While Dan is up Morgan looks over at

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