Elle Nash

Elle Nash is a founding editor of  Witch Craft Magazine  and a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp. Her work has been featured in  Volume 1 Brooklyn, The Fanzine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Offing, Enclave , and other places. She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, daughter and their dog. Occasionally she reads tarot in exchange for money. You can follow her at  @saderotica .   Books:  - Animals Eat Each Other - May 2019

Elle Nash is a founding editor of Witch Craft Magazine and a fiction editor at Hobart Pulp. Her work has been featured in Volume 1 Brooklyn, The Fanzine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, The Offing, Enclave, and other places. She lives in the Ozarks with her husband, daughter and their dog. Occasionally she reads tarot in exchange for money. You can follow her at @saderotica.

Books:
- Animals Eat Each Other - May 2019

“Nash writes with psychological precision. A complex, impressive exploration of obsession and desire.”

- Publishers Weekly

“A desire map, a cartography or eros. A heartbomb.”

- Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan

"Scintillating work of literary erotica. Perceptive and raw."

Book Riot

“If Holden Caulfield was the face of adolescence during Salinger’s era, then Nash’s Lilith represents the face of today’s youth as they struggle to come-of-age in a world where people are increasingly alienated”

- Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, Fig


Nadine Aisha Jassat

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(Photo: Chris Scott)

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Nadine Aisha Jassat is a writer and poet based in Scotland. She has appeared at numerous festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Aye Write: Glasgow’s Book Festival. She has been published online and in print, including her debut poetry pamphlet Still, and in 404 Ink’s highly acclaimed anthology Nasty Women. Her spoken-word piece ‘Hopscotch’, was made into a film-poem by Roxana Vilk in 2017, and in 2018 she received a prestigious New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust. She was recently named as one of 30 inspiring young women under 30 in Scotland.

‘Nadine is a poet of rare talent and voice.’

– Elizabeth Reeder, author of Ramshackle

‘She masterfully evokes the often beautiful, sometimes painful specificity of her mixed heritage whilst invoking the universality of being a woman looking for answers to questions that shouldn't need to be asked.'

– Sabrina Mahfouz, author of How You Might Know Me and editor of Things I Would Tell You: Muslim Women Write

Shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award 2018.

Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardee 2018.


Nadine's debut collection Let Me Tell You This publishes in March 2019.

Helen McClory

Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.   Books:  -  On The Edges of Vision - Mayhem & Death - The Goldblum Variations

Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.

Books:
On The Edges of Vision
- Mayhem & Death
- The Goldblum Variations

"Angela Carter for the millennial generation."

Meena Kandasamy (When I Hit You)

"Lyrical Gothic niblets. Shiny dark licorice mind candy: nothing quite like them." 

- Margaret Atwood on Mayhem & Death and On The Edges of Vision.

"McClory is clearly one of the best new writers to have emerged in Scotland in the last few years."

- The Herald

 
MAYHEM & DEATH  In the anticipated follow-up collection to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision, Helen McClory returns delving deeper into descriptively mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune.   Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. A weight against the throat. Sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. A silent documentary through a terrible place. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. A polar companion.   Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. It includes woodcut-style illustrations to accompany each short story.

MAYHEM & DEATH

In the anticipated follow-up collection to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision, Helen McClory returns delving deeper into descriptively mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune. 

Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. A weight against the throat. Sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. A silent documentary through a terrible place. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. A polar companion. 

Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. It includes woodcut-style illustrations to accompany each short story.

ON THE EDGES OF VISION   'Angela Carter for the millennial generation' - Meena Kandasamy   In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend.  Images call on memory, on the monstrous self. In Helen McClory’s award-winning, daring debut collection, the skin prickles against sweeps of light or darkness, the fantastic or the frightful; deep water, dark woods, or scattered flesh in desert sand.   Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.

ON THE EDGES OF VISION

'Angela Carter for the millennial generation' - Meena Kandasamy

In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend.  Images call on memory, on the monstrous self. In Helen McClory’s award-winning, daring debut collection, the skin prickles against sweeps of light or darkness, the fantastic or the frightful; deep water, dark woods, or scattered flesh in desert sand. 

Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.

THE GOLDBLUM VARIATIONS   You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory  really  likes Jeff Goldblum.   Enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of flash fictions, stories and games on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he, and alternate versions of himself, travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess.  Maybe he’s cooking, maybe he’s wearing a nice jumper, maybe he’s reading this very pamphlet. The possibilities are endless.  Treat yourself, because all that glitters is Goldblum.

THE GOLDBLUM VARIATIONS

You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum.

Enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of flash fictions, stories and games on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he, and alternate versions of himself, travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess.

Maybe he’s cooking, maybe he’s wearing a nice jumper, maybe he’s reading this very pamphlet. The possibilities are endless.

Treat yourself, because all that glitters is Goldblum.

 
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JEMMA NEVILLE

Jemma Neville has a professional background in human rights law. She is Director of arts charity, Voluntary Arts Scotland, and was the inaugural Community Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Edinburgh. Jemma has written for a range of print and broadcast media and was shortlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award. @jemma_tweets  (Photo: Rob Smith)

Jemma Neville has a professional background in human rights law. She is Director of arts charity, Voluntary Arts Scotland, and was the inaugural Community Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Edinburgh. Jemma has written for a range of print and broadcast media and was shortlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award. @jemma_tweets

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Human rights activist Jemma Neville’s debut non-fiction book Constitution Street explores constitution in the age of anxiety.

Constitution Street considers what real life stories from neighbours on one street in Leith reveal about today’s constitutional crisis in an age of anxiety. Part memoir, part social history, part exploration of a new constitution for the day we live in, Neville’s debut encourages a reclamation of human rights practice as something that belongs to each of us, too important to be left solely to politicians and lawyers.

Jemma gets to know the people and stories that have lived on her street for decades, showcasing real life accounts of perseverance, courage and vulnerability, and that extraordinary stories are waiting behind every door. Constitution Street takes a view on the global issue of human rights through the lens of one street and its inhabitants.


Jemma’s debut non-fiction Constitution Street publishes in September 2019.

Chris McQueer

Chris McQueer  is a 20-something year old writer from Glasgow. Chris kept his writing a secret from his friends and family for several months before sharing work through Twitter ( @ChrisMcQueer_ ). Since then he has gone from strength to strength and has earned a reputation as ‘That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories’.

Chris McQueer is a 20-something year old writer from Glasgow. Chris kept his writing a secret from his friends and family for several months before sharing work through Twitter (@ChrisMcQueer_). Since then he has gone from strength to strength and has earned a reputation as ‘That Guy Oan Twitter Who Writes Short Stories’.

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’Hilarious, heartfelt and utterly unhinged. Charlie Brooker on Buckfast’ - MARTIN COMPSTON 

‘IMPRESSIVE’ - ERIC IDLE

’One of the most exciting and authentic talents on scotland’s new writing scene’ - STUART COSGROVE

‘Every generation a writer comes along who provides an unmistakable injection of working-class energy into Scottish literature, and gets people usually alienated by books intae it again. the effervescent and hilarious Chris McQueer is the man of the moment’ - ALAN BISSETT

‘Funnier than Scot Squad’ - JOE HULLAIT, creator of Scot Squad


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Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds is an Edgar Award Young Adult winner, New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honours. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include  Long Way Down ,  Boy in the Black Suit  and the  Track  series.

Jason Reynolds is an Edgar Award Young Adult winner, New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, National Book Award Honoree, a Kirkus Award winner, a two time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honours. The American Booksellers Association’s 2017 spokesperson for Indies First, his many books include Long Way Down, Boy in the Black Suit and the Track series.

'Motivation for a lifetime.'

The Sunday Times

For Every One, an ode to the dreamers in all of us, is out now.

'Defiant and inspirational.'

The Guardian

'A lyrical masterpiece'

- School Library Journal 

 

"The origins of this book are rooted in my feeling of failure and self-doubt. I started writing it after I quit chasing my dream of writing. And over the course of three years while penning this, it became clear to me that the gift is in the dream itself, not necessarily in the fruition of said dream. The courage it takes to have a dream . . . is the actual freedom of it all."

- Jason Reynolds


Lilly Banning

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Lilly Banning is a librarian based in London who likes the quieter things in life.

She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sociology more years ago than she cares to admit and spent a decade of her life working as an investigator, which she has now (thankfully) put to bed. James Scythe was her last case. 

She is also, maybe, a little bit fictional. And the brainchild of rock band Creeper. Maybe.

THE LAST DAYS OF JAMES SCYTHE

What happened to James Scythe? What you are about to read is confidential. One of the Ombudsman of the Preternatural's former Special Agents went missing in 2015 and it's time to answer the question that the authorities have ignored: what happened to James Scythe? Many have tried to follow the unnatural and unsettling story of Southampton's prolific mystery but no one has been granted full access to the official James Scythe case files to piece together exactly what happened to him in his last days. Until now. 

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