Susie Helme has launched a new editorial consultancy. She says: “Every good writer needs an editor. Building on my experience in journalism and subediting and on my work with Bounds Green Book Writers, I am now offering freelance services in proofreading or developmental editing. I can edit your nonfiction work–essays, theses etc–but I would mostContinue reading “Editorial consultancy from Bounds Green member Susie Helme”
Rajes reflects from lockdown on the birds in her garden. Read her new poem here.
We’re very pleased to announce the publication of Looked After Boy by Bounds Green Writer Lynda Brennan. Topical and hard-hitting, this is a story for 11+ readers about County Line gangs and the care system in which fourteen-year old Joe Mac struggles to find his own voice in a hostile world that constantly disempowers him.Continue reading “Out now: Looked After Boy by Lynda Brennan”
We’re very pleased to announce the publication of The Lost Wisdom of the Magi, by Bounds Green Writer Susie Helme. Set against a background of the Jewish Revolt against Rome of 66-70CE, The Lost Wisdom of the Magi tells the story of Sophia, a Babylonian Jew who learns ancient languages at the royal archives of the ParthiansContinue reading “Out now: The Lost Wisdom of the Magi by Susie Helme”
In our third and last selection of Lockdown Lit, the difficulties of lockdown are to the fore for some of our writers. For Michele Witthaus, ‘life is filtered as if through muslin’, in Malaise, as people ‘try to stick to a script they barely understand’ in Distance Education. Sean Chard, ‘living on lockdown with notContinue reading “Our third selection of Lockdown Lit is here”
We’re very happy to announce our second tranche of Lockdown Lit, and what an outpouring of creativity it’s been! Life in the pandemic has given us such scope for fiction. Jo Somerset gives us an evocative account of a summer spent swimming in Scotland in Swimming Away from the Virus, Lynda Brennan reflects on theContinue reading “Our second selections of Lockdown Lit are now out”
We’ve had a fantastic response to our call for lockdown lit submissions and we’re delighted to publish our first selections. In poetry, stories and prose poems, these pieces cover the range of lockdown experiences, from separation from loved ones in Julia Wood’s Sitting on my Husband, changes to home live in Sarah Dale’s Everyone isContinue reading “Announcing our first selections of Lockdown Lit”
We’re launching a collection of writing inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. “Everyone in the world has experienced something extraordinary during this pandemic,” says BGBW founder member Susie Helme. “Some are struggling to surmount new hardships; some are re-examining their lives and shifting their priorities. So many are experiencing the grief of losing loved ones. WeContinue reading “Imagination in Isolation – have you got a piece of Lockdown Lit in you?”
We’re a small group of fiction writers, based in north London. We meet once a month to share our writing, discuss different writing topics and support each other in the quest for improvement and publication.