‘The Lonely Crowd is a truly exciting addition to the literary landscape in Wales and beyond, with an international outlook and a constantly surprising and refreshing mix of short fiction, poetry, fine photography and interviews. The production values are a joy, and make each issue a pleasure to look at, to handle, and to browse in. There is outstanding work by newcomers and veterans, the already and the not yet famous. One to buy, one to read, one to watch, one to keep.’
John Freeman, author of What Possessed Me (Winner of the Welsh Book of the Year for Poetry, 2017).
‘Three cheers for The Lonely Crowd! Beautifully packaged, each 240-page issue is lovingly curated and filled to the brim with vibrant and vital new works of fiction, poetry and criticism.
It’s a cause for celebration that Wales finally has a journal that’s seriously committed to publishing new writing from voices both emerging and established. Indeed, readers should rejoice that here’s a journal in whose lovely pages they’ll encounter debut work side by side with international writers of world renown.
The Lonely Crowd has everything I want in a journal – it is urgent, it is eclectic, and I never quite know what I’m going to discover next. Without a doubt, The Lonely Crowd is the most exciting thing to happen to literature in Wales in a very long time.’
Thomas Morris, winner of the 2016 Wales Book of the Year, the Rhys Davies Fiction Trust Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize for We Don’t Know What We’re Doing.
‘The Lonely Crowd is a beautiful journal. The quality of the writing in each edition is consistently high and there is alway a refreshing range in terms of genre and form. It’s a place where you can find established and new talent, if you want a taste of the contemporary Welsh literature scene there is no better place to look.’
Kate North’s second poetry collection, The Way Out, will be published in Spring 2018. Kate is the Deputy Chair of Literature Wales.