This month another new literary zine has come to my attention. A Swift Exit is an online poetry magazine that is currently advertising its submission call for Issue 1 and 2. Check the details on their site as the issues may be themed.
I’m glad that more poetry and fiction zines are starting up amidst the closure of some long-established print markets.
The latest that put a tear in my eye was Decanto. They stopped publishing new issues from January this year, but are still selling back issues and offering self-publishing services to writers.
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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