Welcome to my blog

Welcome to The Literary Pig's blog - a safe haven for all those afflicted with
the unbearable urge to write.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Holdfast magazine: Animals, beasts and creatures

Issue2 of Holdfast magazine came out yesterday including the Indoor Writer's short story 'Down came a blackbird', along with a wonderful original illustration by Jessica Carmen Shamley. Read it here. Do check out the whole magazine, some terrific fiction and articles. I love the fact they include a themed playlist to compliment your reading.


16 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your story, Tracy. Has it been published somewhere before? Not come across Holdfast magazine either. It's very nicely produced - the picture accompanying your story is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Helen. Yes, this story was runner-up in Exeter Writers' Prize 2012, but I had permission to submit elsewhere (always worth asking) & was totally honest with Holdfast - there was no payment for this ... Holdfast is fairly new, but I found them very responsive, friendly and professional. And it was a treat to get an original illustration.

      Delete
  2. Wow, that's a powerful and interesting story, Tracy.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I loved your story, Tracy. So wonderfully written. Thank you for telling us about 'Holdfast' magazine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jan, for the lovely comment. Do check them out for next issue and submission guidelines.

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Thanks, Julia, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

      Delete
  5. Enjoyed reading it as always, Tracy. clever girl!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Powerful story, Tracy, and wonderful writing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rosemary, for such nice words :)

      Delete
  7. What a brilliant story.
    Thanks for sharing that, Tracy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Keith, I'm pleased you enjoyed the story :)

      Delete