Growing Pains by Isabelle Kenyon releases today

Today is the release date of pamphlet Growing Pains by Isabelle Kenyon.

In ‘Growing Pains’ Isabelle Kenyon navigates the grey space between child and adult. From the playground wars with worms, to the value of a woman’s body as she learns to take up her own space, this collection values kindness in what appears to be an increasingly cruel society.


Available to buy from Fly on the Wall press or the publisher Indigo Dreams Publishing


If you’re more of a fiction reader Isabelle also has had her short story The Town Talks published by Wild Pressed Books this month


Isabelle is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press. A socially conscious independent press.


Fly on the Wall Press have chapbooks available and anthologies packed with great writers. The anthologies raise money for various charities.

Their forthcoming books are packaged in a subscription as well as sold individually. This seems like a good deal to me. I’m really excited about these books.

  1. Grenade Genie by Thomas McColl (a poetry collection)

  2. Identity magazine with poetry, stories & flash fiction selected by author Anna Saunders

  3. House of Weeds by Amy Kean & Jack Wallington (full colour illustrated poetry collection)

  4. No Home in this World by Kevin Crowe (a short story collection


There is too an open call for submissions to their next anthology that is for creatives with Manchester connections.

picture copyright Fly on the Wall Press

Lots to get involved with.

I do think books, poetry & creating are fine ways of getting through the shit.

So much to cram into a blog post, I tried to keep it brief 😬


Hope you’re all well, staying safe & taking care of yourself & others around you.

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Submissions are open. Send your writing to


Animal Crossing zine at Pretty Cool Poetry Thing

Brave Voices magazine Poetry / essays / fiction / artwork

Homology Lit

Late Homework Theme Homage

The Hedgehog Poetry press A Restricted View from under the Hedge Poetry

Verve Poetry press Anthology on the subject of male suicide Poetry

If you would like a personalised list of places to send your writing to, or are new to the process and would like some tips on getting started contact me (link is in the menu) and we can sort something out!

Writing


The Rumpus Moving Targets by Allie Marini

Issue 12 The Cabinet of Heed

The Rising Phoenix Review have published a number of excellent poems by otherwise unheard voices this month.