Welcome to Issue Two of LossLit Magazine. This is the first issue for which we operated an open submissions policy. We received a high number of submissions of impressively consistent high quality, and were pleased to see such inventive and diverse works, all taking their inspiration from the central idea of ‘loss’.
We have brought together here a selection of the pieces we think best represent that diversity of response, across short story, poetry, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did, and hope to see you at a #LossLit writeclub soon.
About the Contributor
Kit Caless and Aki Schilz co-founded the LossLit project in the summer of 2014. The project ran initially on Twitter, with the hashtag attracting hundreds of contributions from around the world and a Storify of curated ‘highlights’ reaching thousands of views in a number of days. Now, the Twitter writeclub runs monthly, and all tagged contributions are shared from the @LossLit account. The magazine is in its early stages, and we hope to have a print version in the future.
More from Issue Three:
- Admiration of Hermit Crabs by Julia Lewis
- Bird<<< by Pratheesh Ramachandran
- Against regulations by Vanessa Gebbie
- Abney Park Is My Slice by Jonny Keyworth
- Three Stories by Josephine Corcoran
- How About This Heat by Spencer Chou
- The Window by R.M. Clarke
- Heartbreak Admin by Michelle Thomas
- Yazidi Figs by Natalia Spencer
- His Small House by Diana Nyakyi
- Smallholding by Di Slaney
- Inside the Rain by Kay Orchison
- 7 Minutes of Sweat by Alex Donaghy
- The Nest by Peter Reason
- Genie by Francoise Harvey