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Banshee Literary Journal
Interviewed by Adam Trodd

bansheeBanshee is a print journal of exciting accessible, contemporary writing from Ireland and around the world, published twice a year – in spring and autumn – and features short stories, flash fiction, personal essays and interviews. The first issue was launched in September 2015 and Issue 3 is now available. Banshee is edited by three writers in their late 20s and early 30s, Laura Jane Cassidy, Claire Hennessy and Eimear Ryan.

    • You all come from different writing backgrounds. How does that inform your experience of editing a literary journal?
  • Even though we write different things, there's a lot of overlap in terms of the topics that interest us - which really becomes evident when we look at the many writers we all love. As editors we're not really thinking as writers but as readers – it wouldn't be helpful to think in terms of 'what we would like to have written' instead of 'this is brilliant, let's champion it!'
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    Interview with Matt Potter
    Founder of Pure Slush Magazine

    matt-potterPure Slush was established in December 2010, publishing flash fiction online for anyone who wants to read it. Moving into print publication in late 2011, what has followed includes two further imprints (Truth Serum Press and Everytime Press) and almost fifty books. There are many more to come – memoir, how-to resources, anthologies, fiction, poetry – so there is always something to like about the entire catalogue. The best words to describe Pure Slush: zesty and cosmopolitan.

    Pure Slush founder, Matt Potter, was born in Adelaide and has lived most of his life in Australia … but keeps a key part of his psyche in Berlin. If you want to know more about him and the way he thinks, read his travel memoir Hamburgers and Berliners and other courses in between (Červená Barva Press, 2015). Does his Australian outlook affect the work and the mood and the tone of Pure Slush? Yeah, he reckons it does.
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    The Molotov Cocktail
    A projectile for explosive flash fiction
    Interview with Josh Goller the brain behind the mayhem

    Molotov CocktailI should be clear about this right from the beginning. I LOVE The Molotov Cocktail being freakishly keen on the strangely, darkly weird. I enter all their comps and won their last themed Flash Fiction competition in May – Flash Felon. This interview with its creator, Josh Goller is therefore more starry-eyed big-up than incisive critique. Having said that I can genuinely think of nothing not to like about the darkly whimsical retro-styled badass flash zine based under gloomy Portland skies in the USA.
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    Interview with Kelly Creighton
    Founder of Incubator Literary Magazine

    Kelly Creighton

    Kelly Creighton's debut novel The Bones of It (Liberties Press, Dublin) was nominated for the Kate O’Brien Award and selected as San Diego Book Review's 2015 Novel of the Year. Runner up and shortlisted for numerous fiction and poetry prizes, her short story collection will be published in Spring 2017.
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    Looking at Bartleby Snopes
    A Talk with April Bradley & Nathaniel Tower

    For the second in our series on literary magazines publishing flash fiction, we've a focus on Bartleby Snopes. A summary of the magazine on the Review Review website says “Bartleby Snopes is an online literary magazine with several goals in mind. We want to publish the best new fiction we can find. We want to give the many writers out there an opportunity to publish their best work. We want to inspire you to create great works of fiction. We currently publish two stories per week and end each month with a Story of the Month contest. We also publish our favorite stories in a semi-annual magazine format available as a free pdf download every January and July.” To find out more, I interviewed Associate Editor April Bradley and founder Nathaniel Tower.
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