Our kickstarter campaign has now finished. You can order a copy of Bare Fiction Magazine from our website: http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk
Discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary.
What's Bare Fiction Magazine all about?
It is very simple. We are passionately striving to promote new work and showcase the breadth of vibrant emerging and established writers working in poetry, short fiction and playwriting.
What's the money for?
All staff involved with the magazine are putting in their time and effort for the love of promoting brilliant writing. The money is for the initial print run, launch, shipping and distribution of 500 copies of the launch issue to be published in December 2013.
The costs breakdown like this:
Printing: £1100 (initial run of 500 copies)
Shipping and Distribution: £200 (we'll be stocked in 40 independent book shops in the UK)
Launch events: £300
We'll be using book stock quality paper and printing it with a resilient cover so that you'll be able to cherish and read your copy again and again. If we receive more than our initial funding goal, we plan to print and distribute more copies of the magazine.
What can we expect from the launch issue?
We'll be publishing the magazine for the very first time in December 2013, with 60 to 80 pages of new writing in poetry, fiction and theatre, including literary review, profiles and interviews with authors and practitioners.
We'll keep adding to the list below as confirmations and submissions come in.
Lisa Parry will be interviewing Richard Lewis Davies, publishing director of Parthian Books, about its development of new writers during its 20 years in existence.
Emma Andrew will be providing a retrospective of novels she couldn't resist revisiting during 2013, along with an interview with author Yangsze Choo about her debut novel The Ghost Bride.
Robert Harper will be talking to Dan O'Brien about his Forward Prize shortlisted poetry collection War Reporter. O'Brien will also be discussing his play The Body of an American, which receives its UK premiere at the Gate Theatre in London in early 2014.
Amelia Forsbrook will be looking at the work of emerging playwright Neil Bebber and interviewing him about his writing process. Plus, we'll be printing the complete text of his short play Breathe, which was performed earlier this year at the Almeida Theatre as part of Dirty Protest's Plays In a Bag season.
Also, plenty of new writing, including work from Dan O'Brien, Jane Slavin, Elvis Avdibegovic Bego, Katie Bickell, AJ Huffman, Nicholas Grider, Sarah Hehir, Fred D'Aguiar, Boyd Clack, Adam Horovitz, Roger Garfitt, Jemma L. King, Adrian Perks, Liz Lefroy, Aidan Hehir, Krisztina Fehervari, Robert Fabre, Marius Surleac, Charles Wilkinson, Michael Naghten Shanks, Yevgeniy Levitskiy, Marion Adams and previous Foyle Young Poet of the Year Matthew Broomfield.