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On this frightful episode of the Northern Gravy podcast, our fiction editor Nick chats with Lauren O’Donoghue and Rebecca Summerling about writing horror, game design, spooky book recommendations and more! You can find more of […]
Northern Gravy Live at Home Presents – Writing for Children with Lisette Auton – 1st June, 2023
Join us for an evening of writing craft and knowledge sharing. We will discover Lisette’s journey to publication, plus discuss her work as a poet and a performer on the spoken word scene.
An introduction to the eighth edition
Welcome to edition eight Can you feel it? Spring is in the air, and not a moment too chuffing soon. The weather’s changing, and soon it’ll be T-shirt tans, BBQs, and beer gardens. But one […]
Remote Viewing by Ned Beauman
Nobody else will ever be able to write a book like my new novel Venomous Lumpsucker. I mean that in the very literal sense that one of the essential tools I used to write it no longer exists.
Poems by Holly Gordon Clark
Holly Gordon Clark is a seventeen year old poet and works as a librarian and bookshop worker. Her work and writings have been published in Fireside Fiction, Cat Among the Pigeons and have been prized by St John’s Oxford.
Fie For Shame by Lauren O’Donoghue
Winter visited the parish early that year. The folk in that part of the world were poor at the best of times, and the snap of cold brought with it a slew of further hardships.
Poems by Susan Darlington
Susan Darlington’s poetry regularly explores the female experience through nature-based symbolism and stories of transformation. . It has been published in Dreich, Dream Catcher, One Hand Clapping, Hedgehog Press, and Ink Sweat & Tears.
Fantastic Mail and Where to Find It by Nemma Wollenfang
Whoever you are, congratulations! You have successfully intercepted my royal letter. And that is quite a feat.
Mollusc by Dan Draper
A priest, a rabbi and an atheist walk into a bar and not one of them is in the mood for a joke.
They had decided ahead of time to stagger their arrivals and lie about where they were going.
Poems by Reshma Ruia
Reshma Ruia is the author of two novels, Something Black in the Lentil Soup and Still Lives as well as a short story collection, Mrs Pinto Drives to Happiness. Her poetry collection, A Dinner Party in the Home Counties, was awarded the 2019 Word Masala Award.
Poems by Eleanor Brown
Eleanor loved writing poetry as a child and now enjoys writing poems for others to enjoy. She is a doctor by day, working to help children with developmental difficulties. Eleanor has had poems published by The Dirigible Balloon and Tyger Tyger Magazine.
Oh God, How They Hurt Me by R.L. Summerling
I need to piss but I can’t take the stairs by the microfiche room or else I’ll see Kinchin again. Oh, he’ll be there, skulking in the stairwell, waiting to follow me up two flights of stairs, down a drab corridor and into the bathroom.
Poems by Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
Gayathiri is a Tamil poet and Sex Education facilitator. They are interested in how language shapes childhood and how we use it to queer the future. Gayathiri won the Faber & Andlyn Publisher’s Prize 2022, the Primadonna Fiction Prize 2021 and they were shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2022.
The Death Strike by Arden Jones
A feast of a breakfast lay before my eyes. Scrambled eggs; not too rubbery but not too wet, streaky bacon, pancakes covered in sticky maple syrup, warm croissants, cereal, fruit, yoghurt. You name it; it’s there.
Walkabout by Fiona Vigo Marshall
Ghost hunt No: 22. Saturday 28th January
Written by Bob
Organisation: Saltings-on-Sea Ghostbusters
Poems by Sarah Wimbush
Sarah Wimbush’s first collection, Shelling Peas with My Grandmother in the Gorgiolands (Bloodaxe, 2022) is rooted in Yorkshire with tales of childhood, colliery villages and Gypsies and Travellers. She is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award and author of prize-winning pamphlets.
This week, Ralph Dartford is in conversation with the wonderful Amanda Huggins. Join them for a lively discussion on everything from the poems they love to what their Bruce Springsteen songs are! You can find […]
Welcome to a special episode of the Northern Gravy Podcast, where Nick the fiction editor shares a couple of highlights from the recent live event, Northern Gravy Live at Home. This episode features the incredible […]
Northern Gravy Live at Home – Toria Garbutt and Roy – 16th March, 2023
For the second in our ‘Live at Home’ series we proudly present 2 of the finest and electric spoken word artists working in in the UK.
An introduction to the seventh edition
Welcome While New Years is just around the corner (as if the lurking spectre of All I Want For Christmas Is You wasn’t enough to contend with), for us here at NG, New Year is […]
Another Time in Space by Toria Garbutt
Toria was born in Knottingley in 1982. Her first book, ‘The Universe and Me’ was published in 2018 by Wrecking Ball press, and her upcoming collection ‘Another Time in Space’ is due to be released in December 2022.
The Summer Renter by Lizzy O’Riordan
Here the juniper trees slope sideways from the strong sea air, reaching out toward the water. And at certain times in the summer, you can walk along the beach path to see hundreds of cocooned caterpillars, awaiting their turn as butterflies.
Poems by Carmina Masoliver
Carmina Masoliver is a poet from south London, and founder of She Grrrowls feminist arts nights. She has been sharing her poetry on both the page and the stage for over a decade.
Caredig by Katie Bennett-Davies
It’s Samhain. An important time of celebrations for the village, marking the harvest’s end and arrival of darker months. The village buzzed with bonfire and feast preparations. Everyone was excited. Everyone except Gwenni.
Conversation Starter by Susan Elsley
People can be so unexpected. One minute they’re all over you asking questions. Then, puff, they’re gone and there’s no-one to listen to the trickle of words that you count as conversation.
Poems by Steve Denehan
Steve Denehan lives in Kildare, Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. He is the author of two chapbooks and four poetry collections. Winner of the Anthony Cronin Poetry Award and twice winner of Irish Times’ New Irish Writing.
Poems by Catherine Olver
Catherine Olver is a writer and researcher with a PhD in children’s literature from the University of Cambridge. She has special interests in LGBTQ+ poetry and in how literature can help humans participate in their environments (whether urban or rural) with sensitivity and joy.
Dreamtime by Julie Hayman
Woke abruptly to discover I’d been hauling a sledge alone across the Antarctic Plateau again. Cramp in my leg from sleeping too still, but my body’s fizzes like lemonade’s in my veins.
Poems by Ceinwen Haydon
Ceinwen lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been widely published in web magazines and in print anthologies.
Poems by Jacqueline Shirtliff
Jacqueline is a primary school teacher and an emerging writer from the Isle of Man. She has had poems published in The Caterpillar, Tyger Tyger and The Dirigible Balloon.
Retrospect By Glynn Aiden Bailey
He came back at 3.15. An innocuous return, a knock at the door.
He stood with his head against the door frame, hair matted and skin grey as stone. His clothes were streaked with mud and soaked through. I pulled the door wider. He came in.
Poems by Victoria Firth
Victoria Firth is a writer, theatre maker and performer based in Yorkshire. Her work is concerned with embodiment and connection, exploring things lots of us feel but don’t really talk about.
Lost and Found by Amanda Thomas
Tom pulled out a screwdriver, weathered from a lifetime of use, and waved it in my face. With one foot on the dustbin and one flat against the wall he hauled himself onto the windowsill and slipped the screwdriver into a small notch in the frame.
LIVE AT HOME with Louise Fazackerley & JP Seabright – 8th December, 2022.
Northern Gravy ‘Live at Home’ presents the freshest new writing from the comfort of your armchair, bedroom or kitchen table.
YEAR 2 LAUNCH!
It’s Coming Home! Don’t worry, we haven’t taken leave of our senses and abandoned new writing in favour of turning Northern Gravy into a football periodical. But the title is very apt, because we are, […]
Northern Gravy Podcast 6 is now available! There’s no special guest for this one, what you get is half an hour of scintillating badinage between Jonny, Ralph, and Nick as they chat through some more […]
Welcome to a brand new episode! On this voyage, Ralph and Jonny are joined in conversation by the wonderful Lisette Auton, a disabled writer, activist, and creative practitioner (and also NG blogger!) Read more about […]
An introduction to the sixth edition
If three is the magic number, then what does that make six? Double magic? We’re sure there’s probably an idea in there for a novel involving a rogue mathematician learning magic, but that’s another story […]
Greenbooth Boggart by Karen F. Pierce
It wasn’t fair, he hadn’t done anything! Joe stomped up the stairs to his bedroom. Sent to his room “without dinner or devices” as his mum had said. Which was a laugh as he didn’t have any ‘devices’ and a stale cheese barm barely counted as dinner.
Poems by Matt Nicholson
Matt Nicholson is a poet and performer from East Yorkshire who lives within the cultural halo of the City of Hull.
Geraniums by Joanne Rush
‘Goodbye, mother. Don’t come out.’ My daughter pauses in the doorway, stooping down to press her powdered cheek against my cheek. Then she takes her own daughter’s hand, and walks off. Neither one of them looks back.
Poems by Kate Williams
Kate Williams is a children’s poet, with numerous contributions to anthologies by UK publishers such as Macmillan, Oxford University Press, Bloomsbury and Hodder.
Poems by Jane Burn
Jane Burn is an award-winning, working class, pansexual, autistic person, parent, poet, artist, and essayist.
Le Beau au Bois Dormant by Isaac Holden
Many years later, as he faced the wall of thorns, a young prince was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him aside and told him he was to be married.
Poems by JP Seabright
JP Seabright (she/they) is a queer writer living in London. They have three pamphlets published: Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology of Post-Anthropocene Poetry; the erotic memoir NO HOLDS BARRED, and GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet.
The Five Polaroids of Winter by Nikita Zankar
It isn’t me, it’s you, he says, so I leave behind the love of my life at sixteen and travel to England to live with my uncle and his family. My drunk father gets easily coerced by his I-know-better brother to send me across the world.
How to write funny books for children by Louie Stowell
I was struggling to think of some jokes for a particular scene in my latest book so I did what I usually do when I’m stuck. I asked twitter. The answers varied from “Lego tiger […]