Friday, 29 February 2008

PER CONTRA PUBLICATION FOR TWO STUDENTS

I'm delighted to put a link here to Per Contra, International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas.

PER CONTRA MAIN LINK HERE

Please turn to the Non-Fiction section and read the work by Chris Ellis and Jo Neane, both of whom have had a bit of a fight with life. I met them when they were students of mine on Creative Writing workshops.

NON FICTION SECTION HERE

Then turn to the poetry section and read the previously unpublished poem by John Updike together with more of the USA's most revered writers.


In the Fiction section, check out the flashes in particular. I love this form. It's so concentrated. Successful flashes ought to leave you a bit breathless, and these (especially Dave Clapper's) do just that, for this reader.)

I'm lucky enough to be in there as well, for a different reason. But the greatest buzz is seeing my two guys up there with the serious players!

Well done, Chris, and well done Jo.

2 comments:

Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau said...

Vanessa is too humble to toot her own horn, so I'll do it. Congratulations, V, for winning the Second Annual Per Contra Prize for Short Fiction!!! That's an awesome win, and well deserved. =)

Vanessa G said...

Thanks Michelle.

I will toot, but it's still more deeply satisfying to see work from Jo and Chris in there.

I remember Jo brought a first draft of 'Moth' to the workshop where I met her first.

It stood out as special straight away.

And Chris and his reminiscences about staged swordfights...I always thought that was a strong parallel with addiction and all that stuff.

But yes, I am also seriously delighted to have won...seriously delighted to be published in the same journal as a few of my heroes. What a party! Now I'm just waiting for them to iron out a typo in line 4 and I'll be perfectly happy!