Stories and Poems

 — the latest new short fiction and poetry from Words for the Wild 





              Quilt me a blanket       


–  Selma Carvalho

               The Glosters Return       


–  Patrick Williamson

              Beach Walk    


–  Sue Johnson

              Gull Tide    


–  Anne Sherry

             Marlborough Downs     


–  Michael Spring

              The Downs at Dusk     


–  Kenneth Spring



–  Rachael McGill

             Seven Sisters     


–  David Webb

             The Picnic     


–  Alison Lock

             The clearing    


–  Stewart Carswell

            A Declaration    


–  Mark Rutterford



–  Mandy Huggins



–  Gill Horitz

           kingf   isher just    


–  Mark Goodwin

            A line of Oaks    


–  Samantha Jayasuriya



–  Patsy Rath

           In the Lap of the Gods   


–  Susmita Bhattacharya



–  MC Thompson

          Rain Started High    


–  Joan McGavin



–  Ilse Pedler 

           If Bees Could Talk    


–  Sally Russell



–  Stephen Boyce



–  Ibrahim Salihu

         A Springless Future  


–  Geoff Le Pard



–  Stephen Bone

         A new Purana  


–  Victoria Bird

        A Planet Where 


–  S.A. Leavesley



–  Gail Aldwin

       The Lungo Drom   


–  Raine Geoghegan



–  Linda Goulden



–  Thomas Tyrrell

     Tree Man 


–  Amanda Saint



–  Maxine Rose Munro



–  Charlie Hill


  November 1987


–  Sue Spiers











–  Mark Mayes










 Corn Dolly


–  Sarah Doyle











–  Hugh Dunkerley

New Town


–  Calum Kerr


We would love to read your stories and poems about the countryside.



We are seeking work that has a rural element – of  woodland, field, river, pond, lake or beach, maybe a rocky crag or a chalk stream, or a patch of green grass or a copse of nettles and brambles. The work doesn’t need to be about conservation or environmental issues –  that is up to you.

More details of deadlines and word counts are on the Anthology page. We hope that you will consider submitting your work to us, and we will read it carefully and kindly.

Why are we doing this?

We are writers who love the countryside, and we want to stop the kind of reckless development that will destroy our gorgeous green land; we want to conserve it for future generations. Of course we need houses but we also need to protect wildlife and retain these pockets of peacefulness where we can walk our dogs or jog or cycle or build dens, play or paint, or simply wander and think.

Our plan is to make a stir!

Join us.

Click the button for submission guidelines.




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