The Lonely Crowd is a Welsh-based print and digital literary literary journal, devoted to publishing the best new short fiction, poetry, photography and criticism. We publish three print anthologies each year as well as a series of online pieces focussing on each author’s approach to the creative process.
Here is some information on the team behind the magazine…
Editor / Design / John Lavin has a doctorate from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, as well as an MA in Creative Writing from Cardiff University. The former Fiction Editor of Wales Arts Review, he edited their short story anthology, A Fiction Map of Wales, and continues to work at the Review as an Associate Editor. Lavin also co-founded The Lampeter Review and co-edited the magazine for several years. His short fiction has appeared in The Incubator, Spork Press, Dead Ink, The Lampeter Review and in the recent anthology Secondary Character. His criticism has appeared in The Irish Times, Wales Arts Review and The Welsh Agenda amongst other places.
Advisory Editor / Michou Burckett St. Laurent has a BA & an MA in English Literature & Philosophy from Sussex University. Her research interests include Heidegger & Paul Muldoon. She works as a disability advisor at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Contributing Editor / Dan Coxon edited the award-winning anthology Being Dad (Best Anthology, Saboteur Awards 2016) and is a Contributing Editor at The Lonely Crowd. His writing has appeared in Salon, Popshot, Gutter and The Portland Review, and is forthcoming in Unthology 9, amongst others. He runs a proofreading and editing service at MomusEditorial.co.uk. Tweet him at @DanCoxonAuthor.
Artist-in-Residence / Jo Mazelis is a prize-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer and essayist. Her debut novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. Her latest book, a collection of short stories entitled, Ritual, 1969 (Seren, 2016), was named one of Wales Arts Review’s Ten Best Books of 2016. Her first collection of stories Diving Girls was short-listed for Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Previously she worked as a freelance designer and photographer in London. She has photographed Tilda Swinton, PD James, Kathy Acker, Nan Goldin and Miranda Richardson amongst many other leading artists, writers and actors. Her work has been exhibited at Camerawork, London, The Pontardawe Arts Centre, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery and Dylan Thomas Centre.
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