Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Now Then - Great news and Rooster

 Hello!


 I'm very, very happy to be the new editor of Word Life, the poetry and fiction section of Now Then Manchester!

 I love the site and have had poems published there in the past (Flash, The strawberry dream, Snowlands and Last light) so being asked to edit was wonderful and a huge honour.

 My first Word Life as editor is now live, and features my poem "Rooster" as well as two other great pieces of writing.

 I hope you enjoy it!

 Liz x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Songs of Salamanca: The soundtrack to my summer in Spain

 Hello!


 My feature on the songs of my Spanish summer has been published by Cuckoo Review. It includes tracks by Suzanne Vega, Alan Parsons Project, Robin Gibb and more. I hope you enjoy it!

 If you would like to learn more about my time in Spain, check out my travel blog - the post where I first arrive in Salamanca can be found here and you can then go through the others in the Blog Archive on the left.

 Liz x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Mancunion - Poet of the Week and Segovia

 Hello!



 I'm very happy to be the first Poet of the Week in The Mancunion! I hope you enjoy the feature, which tells you a bit about me and showcases my poem "Segovia".

 If you would like to learn more about this Spanish city, check out Parts One and Two of my travels there.

 Liz x

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Mancunion - Indigo Girls: Rites of Passage

 Hello!


 Just letting you know that my piece about Indigo Girls' 1992 album Rites of Passage has been published in The Mancunion.

 I hope you enjoy learning about this vibrant record.

 Liz x

Monday, 16 January 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

Halo Literary Magazine - Five things I wish I could still do

 Hello!


 I have a fiction piece, "Five things I wish I could still do (and one I'm glad I forgot)" in Issue Two of Halo Literary Magazine! The issue's theme is "Embers" and it is available to pre-order now.

 I hope you enjoy my piece.

 Liz x

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Visual Verse - The moon and river

 Hello!


 Just letting you know that my fiction piece "The moon and river" has been published in Visual Verse. We were challenged to respond to the above image by Manon Bellet.

 I hope you enjoy the story!

 Liz x

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Storgy - Lemon summer

 Hello!



 I'm happy to announce that my short story "Lemon summer" has been published in Storgy. The photo is also by me.

 I hope you enjoy this tale about journeys and family.

 Liz x

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

News - December 2016

 Hello!


 December was an interesting month for me, as I started it in Avignon, France, before coming home to the North of England for the first time since September. Writing-wise I enjoyed some achievements and milestones - let's dive right in.

 Firstly, I was published in several magazines. My poem "Ink dragons" appeared in Siblíní Journal and my fiction piece "Immanuel" was published in Visual Verse. I had the honour of being the author of the first piece ever to appear in new magazine 404 Ink - my story "How not to stargaze" was the first item in Issue 1. I also have a fiction piece, "Henry", in Issue 8.1 of Gigantic Sequins, due out in January.

 One very special thing was being asked to write a piece for the wedding of one of Visual Verse's staff. I shared the resulting poem, "Ether", on this blog with their blessing. I hope you enjoy it, too.

 I hit a milestone on my travel blog, Neither Here Nor There: 50,000 page views! I have since reached 55,000. It's amazing to think that so many people have read my words and seen my photos. Thank you for sharing my journeys, from France to Spain and beyond.

 Another milestone was that my literary magazine, Foxglove Journal, celebrated two months of existence. I've had the joy of showcasing some excellent pieces of work and I look forward to sharing many more. Please consider submitting some poetry or fiction for our consideration.

 December was an interesting month, finished by a lovely Christmas and New Year with my family. Here's to a positive and creative 2017.

 Thanks for reading.

 Liz x

Monday, 2 January 2017

Jellyfish Review - The tooth

 Hello!


 I'm very happy to have a short story, "The tooth", published in Jellyfish Review. What a nice start to the year! 

 I hope you enjoy the story. Have a great 2017.

 Liz x

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Visual Verse - Ether

 Hello!


 A while ago I was asked to write a piece for the wedding of one of Visual Verse's staff members; the above image by Reza Abbasi was provided as inspiration. 

 I was very happy to take part, and the poem "Ether" was the result. With the blessing of the Visual Verse team, I'd like to share it with you here. You can click on it to make it bigger.


 I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely festive season!

 Liz x

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Siblíní Journal - Ink dragons

 Hello!



 I'm very happy to see my poem "Ink dragons" published in Siblíní Journal. It was inspired by my trip to Beijing - check out my China blog for more on that if you are interested.

 I hope you enjoy the poem!

 Liz x

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Gigantic Sequins - Henry

 Hello!


 I'm pleased to announce that my fiction piece "Henry" will appear in Issue 8.1 of Gigantic Sequins, due out in January 2017.

 I hope you enjoy it!

 Liz x

Monday, 12 December 2016

50,000 travel blog views!

 Hello!


 It feels like only yesterday that I was celebrating reaching 30,000 page views on my travel blog, Neither Here Nor There, and now it is at 50,000!

 I'm so grateful to everybody who has followed my adventures. Here's to many more!

 Liz x

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Visual Verse - Immanuel

 Hello!


 I'm pleased to tell you my fiction piece "Immanuel" has been published in December's Visual Verse! The challenge was to respond to the above image by Julien Menier.

 I hope you enjoy it!

 Liz x