My reviews, essays and articles have appeared in a variety of publications, including: the Contemporary Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, the Guardian, Hackney Citizen, the Liberal, the London Magazine, Magma, Poetry London, the Rialto, the Wolf, among others. Most recently, I’ve had long reviews in the Los Angeles Review of Books and in Poetry Review.
Many of these are available to read online.
I am also writing a series of features in MsLexia magazine on how writers can use the internet, and social media, to raise their profile and help their writing. The next four will be on aspects of e-publishing.
In July 2010 I took over as editor of Salt Publishing’s online magazine Horizon Review, set up in homage to Cyril Connolly’s great ‘little magazine’ of the forties, Horizon.
My involvement with the magazine had begun with its first issue: of the four issues before I took over, I had work in every one.
I kept up the editorial policy Jane Holland had established, of publishing work that was interesting, engaged, perhaps a little offbeat. Unlike the dark days when Connolly started his magazine, we now have an absolute plethora of journals, reviews and zines, both paper and digital, but none of them is quite like Horizon Review. Rather than aiming for ‘excellence’ (however you define it), I aimed for a refreshing, eclectic mix, and championed openness, integrity, and a sort of free range of the culture.
Unfortunately, Horizon Review has had to fold – at least for the time being. It’s a shame.
The archive is still up on Salt Publishing’s website.