On editing “Le monde n’est pas rond”

The nightmares and joys of being the editor of an artistic newspaper. Rejecting submissions for lack of quality, deviation of subject, length (the submission guidelines are there for a reason!), and sometimes even for downright disrespect of the readers and fellow authors — disappointing unsuccessful submitters hurts at first, but you get used to it. Reading, …

Poems for Freedom

(first published on the Passaport Project blog) This week I received the anthology Poems for Freedom. Edited by Manchester-based author, playwright and activist Alex Clarke, this book was put together to raise funds for the Freedom Bookshop in Whitechapel, east London, to help towards its repair costs after it was firebombed on the night of …