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Issue Seven of The Lonely Crowd, ‘The Guest Editor Issue’, is now available to pre-order, with free UK postage. Guest edited by Valerie Sirr, Jo Mazelis & Christopher Cornwell, it is packed with innovative, unmissable new short fiction, poetry and photography. The full line-up is as follows.

Primal Cuts Danielle McLaughlinFour Poems John GoodbyLockjaw Mary MorrissyDroning On June CaldwellThree Poems Joseph MindenGone James Lawless Morning Glory Fiona O’Connor my german wine Mark Mayes Good People Valerie O’RiordanGoing Blonde John Lavin Exiles Humberto GaticaFour Poems Elisabeth BletsoeLiving Under a Helicopter Camillus John Katherine Mansfield’s Sheets Rachel J Fenton In Diquini Aidan RooneyThe One That Feels Good Sean Tanner Property Maintenance Record for 9 Victoria Terrace Kate Feld / Two Poems Hugh DoyleNowadays Durre Shahwar / Yesterday’s Tomorrow Jessica Bonder Revolutionary Road. Charlie BaylisThe Invitation Brian Kirk / Rain Mongrel David Butler / Twist Ian TrompSonnets from the Portuguese Maria Guerra & FamilyThere’s a Café in this Story Alison Wells / Warning Signs Mark Mayes / Thank Me Any Day Douglas W. Milliken Three Poems Fred JohnstonCasablanca On Ice (an excerpt) Alan McMonagle / Channel Light Vessel Automatic Eley WilliamsTwo Poems Chris Hall


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Issue Six of The Lonely Crowd is by far our largest anthology to date and is packed with innovative and unmissable new literature. The full list of contributors is as follows: Robert Minhinnick, Nuala O’Connor, Niall Griffiths, Nia Davies, Jon Boilard, Ingrid Casey, Ellen Davies, Diana Powell, Rhian Elizabeth, Lander Hawes, Constantinos Andronis  Emily Devane, Susmita Bhattacharya, Kathy Miles, Gary Raymond, Anne Griffin, Sue Moules, Lane Ashfeldt, Tom Vowler, Tony Bianchi, Iain Robinson, Richard Smyth, Mark Blayney, Mari Ellis Dunning, Nora Shychuk, Derwen Morfayel, John Saul, Neil Campbell, Bethany W. Pope, Kelly Creighton, Alys Conran, Paul Davenport-Randell, Jackie Gorman, Kate North & Jeanette Sheppard. Edited by John Lavin. Cover photography by Jo Mazelis.






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Lonely Crowd Volume Five-2

Issue Five of The Lonely Crowd is now completely SOLD OUT. The full list of contributors is as follows: Rachel Trezise. Gerald Dawe. Eimear Ryan. Uschi Gatward. Theophilus Kwek. Órfhlaith Foyle. John Freeman. Matthew David Scott. Katherine Duffy. Carla Manfredino. Hugh Fulham-McQuillan. Chris Cornwell. Craig Austin. Alix Nathan. Daniel Wade. Richard W. Strachan. Nick Black. Jo Mazelis. Jon Elcock. Ruth McKee. Jay Merill. Fred Johnston. Jonathan Taylor. Gary Raymond. Glyn Edwards. Jamie Guiney. Richard Redman. Sophie McKeand. Ian Steadman. Françoise Harvey. Tony Curtis. Rebecca Lawn. Kathy Groan. Susan Maiermoul. Edited and Designed by John Lavin. Cover photography by Jo Mazelis.





the lonely crowd spring issue front coverFiction / Kate Hamer, Valerie Sirr, Leila Segal, Robert Minhinnick, Marie Gethins,Secured by PayPal Charlie Hill, Bethany W. Pope, Catherine McNamara, Neil Campbell, Alan McMonagle, Siân Melangell Dafydd, Armel Dagorn, C. G. Menon, Susie Wild, Laura Windley, Iain Robinson, Giles Rees, Diana Powell, Pia Ghosh Roy, Nigel Jarrett / Poetry / Joe Dunthorne, Polly Atkin, Zelda Chappel, Scarlett Sabet, Carol Lipszyc, James Aust, Sarah James, Katharine Stansfield, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch / Photo Story / Seamus Sullivan / Editing & Design / John Lavin / AdvisoryEditor / Michou Burckett St. Laurent / Front & Back Photos / Jo Mazelis

Issue Four of The Lonely Crowd, spring, contains over 250 pages of exclusive new short fiction, poetry & photography from a selection of some of the most talented and innovative writers and artists at work today. You can order it here:

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New Lonely Crowd 3 Front CoverIssue Three of The Lonely Crowd, winter, contains over 230 pages & features new short fiction, poetry & visual imagery from a dazzling array of 26 authors: Jenn Ashworth, Gary Budden, Ruby Cowling, Chris Cornwell, Glyn Edwards, Rhian Elizabeth, Anna Foley, Shauna Gilligan, Jamie Guiney, Tania Hershman, Carly Holmes, Camillus John, Rebecca F John, Fred Johnston, Richard King Perkins II, Jo Mazelis, Susan Maiermoul, Margo McNulty, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, David O’Neill, Noel O’Regan, Gary Raymond, Zoe Ranson, Jane Roberts, Ashley Stokes, Christina Thatcher & Tom Vowler. Edited once again by Lonely Crowd founder, John Lavin, you can buy the issue online here for £7 (plus p&p):



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The Lonely Crowd 2 front coverSOLD OUT The second print issue of The Lonely Crowd features 216 pages of brand new work from the likes of Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Matt Rader, Eley Williams, Robert Minhinnick, Shani Rhys James, Jo Mazelis, Eluned Gramich, Cal Doyle, Susan Maier-Moul, Mary-Jane Holmes, Claire Savage, John Freeman, Kate North, Jon Boilard, Alan Bilton, Chrissie Gittins, Susmita Bhattacharya, Patrick Kavanagh, Katie Straw, Sue Moules, Mark Blayney & Dan Powell.












The Lonely Crowd - front coverThere are just a few copies left of the first print issue of the The Lonely Crowd. The issue features new short fiction & poetry from Alison Moore, Medbh McGuckian, Stevie Davies, Anna Metcalfe, Tom Vowler, Valerie Sirr, Jo Mazelis, Gary Raymond, Nigel Jarrett, Chris Cornwell, Caitlin Thomson, Dan Coxon, Armel Dagorn, Carole Burns, Jamie Guiney, Bethany W Pope, Liam Cagney, Gregory Norminton, Kathy Miles, Steph Power, Rachel J Fenton, Rosalind Hudis, Patrick Holloway, Frederick Pollack & Clodagh O’Brien. There is also photography from Jo Mazelis & artwork from Constantinos Andronis.

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The Lonely Crowd will be published three times a year, every issue containing over 200 pages of quality new fiction, poetry and photography. If you would like to subscribe to the magazine to receive all three copies (postage included), please click here:

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