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The Leaf Writers’ Magazine was first published in print and online in Spring 2010, with the view of being a practical guide and lively read for all writing and literature enthusiasts. Each issue focuses on a couple of writing practices, genres or themes, and sets well-known authors alongside those just starting out. Seamlessly blending the heart and soul of a literary quarterly with the guidance and advice of a creative writing course, Leaf aims to bridge the gap between the beginners and the professionals of the writing world. The magazine also serves as a directory for the latest literary courses, reading groups, festivals, events and publishing opportunities for writers.

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Issue 4 Out Now!

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Issue 4 of the Magazine out very soon!

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The Spring / Summer Issue focuses on creative collaboration. We explore the process and results of collaborative projects, speaking to writers who’ve worked with printmakers, pinhole photographers, painters and of course, other writers. An interview with Philip Gross and Simon Denison explores their award-winning title I Spy Pinhole Eye (Cinnamon, 2009); elsewhere, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl discuss the process of writing their novel Beautiful Darkness (Puffin, 2010) together.
Novelist Jo Verity shares her success story, tutor Michael Stewart continues the Point of View series and an array of writing techniques and top tips are discussed.
Issue 4’s essential guide is will be dedicated to Writing Handbooks, profiling the top titles to use as your creative writing bibles … plus all our regular goodies, including literary listings, oodles of writing hints and new writing from our most recent competitions alongside informative commentaries by the authors.


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To keep up with the world of the iPad, blackberry and laptop screen, the magazine also comes in a digital format – available for just £3, half the price of the print copies (and you get a free competition entry worth £3 with each magazine - so if you enter a competition it's actually FREE!). Click HERE to buy or subscribe online for just £7.50 – very much worth doing if you intend to enter three competitions this year ‘cause with the vouchers you’ll actually be making a profit!

Praise for The Leaf Writers' Magazine:

‘I believe this magazine will fill a valuable niche in the ecology of writing in Wales... the creative work they publish [is] well worth reading’

Phillip Gross, T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize Winner and Creative Writing Course Leader at University of Glamorgan.

'The magazine offers excellent first publishing opportunities for creative writing students'

Shelagh Weeks, Cardiff University Lecturer in Creative Writing (MA and BA)


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