An Abridged Edit/or…

I was going to try and articulate what a contemporary editor does in this essay but quickly realised how pointless and probably very boring that would be. Instead (and perhaps inevitably) I will focus on … Read More

This Curated Face

We’re all natural editors, particularly those of the generations that grew up in around here (Northern Ireland) in the 1970s/1980s. We avoided certain people or certain streets in certain areas, editing ourselves out of our … Read More

Scarred Essay 6: The Doctor Is In.

I’m worried about a little boy who sits in front of me at school. He cries every day. This afternoon I tried to help him. I whacked him one on the arm…There’s nothing like a … Read More

Started Out Oliver, ended up Fagin…

There’s nothing so great, or for some so annoying as having a line of a song continually in your head. On this occasion the song in question being The Wrong Road by The Go-Betweens, those … Read More

Goodbye and Hello to all that…

Well, 2020 has been an experience and undoubtedly a trial for everyone. Our world suddenly contracted and became much more dangerous. It has definitely become more Abridged. Intimacy is always the first casualty of a … Read More

Snakes and…

Out on our morning constitutional today we had pause to consider how everyone (apart from joggers and cyclists) are suddenly moving towards away from each other, suddenly curving paths that a few months ago would’ve … Read More


I was asked by a student for her thesis last week how has editing a magazine evolved over the last few decades. Now we might think evolution suggests that things improve over time but really … Read More

Kassandra (Complete Version)

We always like to have an expanded, full or (for people of a certain generation or inclination) a 12 inch remix of our Submission Call or Editorial. Space sometimes doesn’t allow for a complete articulation … Read More