Slim Volume: Wherever You Roam

By Kate Garrett

Our first Slim Volume – No Love Lost – will be published later this month. It’s going to be great and I’ve loved doing it. So why not, I thought, open submissions for volume two now? And well, here we are. This time around, I’ll be looking for poetry and flash fiction involving place and environment.

Every story happens somewhere, but your place needs to be more than a setting – it should almost be a character in its own right, or an otherwise irreplaceable part of your poem or story. It doesn’t matter if it’s a tale about what happened to someone travelling in distant locations, your feelings for a place you haven’t been but already love, or a story about someone who hasn’t left their hometown even once.

The only other requirement, as ever, is realism (magical realism is okay) – please don’t set your story, for example, at Hogwarts or on Tattooine.

So give us all an experience – good, bad or otherwise – with an environment or location of your choice in one of these forms, or a blend of the two:

  • Poems – 40 lines or less
  • Flash fiction – 750 words or less

Previously published work is fine, as long as you let me know where it appeared first, and you still own the rights.

Send submissions to Kate at

Submissions will close on 1 March 2015.


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