Stories and Poems

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

 

 

 

 

                 Old Men and the Sea           

Coming soon….

–   Barbara Lovric 

                Cavity          

 

–  Roger Bloor

                Wish You Were Here          

 

–  Alan McCormick

                Waving in the Wind          

 

–  Deborah Freeman

                West          

 

–  Sharon Phillips

                Villanelle for 1976          

 

–  Isabel Ashdown

                YaYa           

 

–  Robert Hughes

                  Rooks’ Flight           

 

–  Alyson Faye 

                Beside the Grave of Abram Wood           

 

–  Frances Roberts Reilly

                 Wild Things Arrest Me           

 

–  Jake Aller 

                Tide Clock          

 

–  Hugh Greasley 

               In the wild         

 

–  Donna Kirstein 

                Walk to Wardour Castle with Stevie Smith          

 

–  Helen Whitten 

                The Trees          

 

–  Kevin Barrett 

               A Plea for the Salton Sea         

 

–  Kimmy Alan 

               The Great Banded Grayling Emerges in September        

 

–  Glenn Hubbard

               Climate Change       

 

–  Ibrahim Salihu

              LUCKY FOR SOME        

 

–  Rob Walton

              Inter-City Fox        

 

–  Wendy Dishman

               Persephone Tastes the Earth        

 

–  Ali Jones

               Urban Spring        

 

–  Lynda O’Neil

               Enveloped        

 

–  Joan McNerney

               A Point to it All        

 

–  John Herbert 

              Cheesewring       

 

–  Serena Trowbridge

              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

              Milk      

 

–  Rachael McGill

             Seven Sisters     

 

–  David Webb

             The Picnic     

 

–  Alison Lock

             The clearing    

 

–  Stewart Carswell

            A Declaration    

 

–  Mark Rutterford

            Cows    

 

–  Mandy Huggins

            Murmuration    

 

–  Gill Horitz

           kingf   isher just    

 

–  Mark Goodwin

            A line of Oaks    

 

–  Samantha Jayasuriya

           Fielding   

 

–  Patsy Rath

           In the Lap of the Gods   

 

–  Susmita Bhattacharya

           aspiration   

 

–  MC Thompson

          Rain Started High    

 

–  Joan McGavin

           Coppicing    

 

–  Ilse Pedler 

           If Bees Could Talk    

 

–  Sally Russell

          Caged  

 

–  Stephen Boyce

         Elysium  

 

–  Ibrahim Salihu

         A Springless Future  

 

–  Geoff Le Pard

         Sundews  

 

–  Stephen Bone

         A new Purana  

 

–  Victoria Bird

        A Planet Where 

 

–  S.A. Leavesley

       Glimpses   

 

–  Gail Aldwin

       The Lungo Drom   

 

–  Raine Geoghegan

       Foxed   

 

–  Linda Goulden

      Rain  

 

–  Thomas Tyrrell

     Tree Man 

 

–  Amanda Saint

    Pockets    

 

–  Maxine Rose Munro

   Eclogue   

 

–  Charlie Hill

  

  November 1987

 

–  Sue Spiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Scrumping

 

–  Mark Mayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 Corn Dolly

 

–  Sarah Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Vixen 

 

–  Hugh Dunkerley

New Town

 

–  Calum Kerr

Submissions


Submissions will close at the end of July 2018 and reopen in September when we would love to read your stories and poems about the countryside.

Submissions

 

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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