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Introduction:

We have, collated and perhaps digitally-immortalised here, a most fantastically varigated selection of creative writing for your reading pleasure. Poetry, short stories, articles, life writing, reviews and interviews spanning so many spectra - a body of work as myriad as the students who produced it: a group of individuals exhibiting a diversity the likes of which only a London university could ever hoped to have attracted; a combine of more than 35 men and women ranging in their origins from Trinidad to Sweden to Nigeria, and in their travels from Beijing to Sydney to Buenos Aires to Los Angeles through a range of locales across the six habitable continents this world has to offer. These souls have collectively lived almost 1,200 subjective years, and the diversity of them can only be exceeded by that of the themes and styles displayed in their works. In broad strokes these opuses together run the gamut from the classical to the contemporary, from the concrete to the abstract, from surreal fantasy to harsh reality, from the tragic to the comedic, from heartwarming to heartbreaking.

We are honoured to host here the 2012 Alumni of London South Bank University's Creative Writing, and English with Creative Writing courses - our New Voices - they are each unique, yet writers all.

We hope you enjoy the fruits of their labours.


     Elliot Summerhayes (Production editor)