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“is a brilliant independent literary magazine . It’s small, sturdy, and the perfect space for poetry, short stories, interviews, illustration, art, and photography to meet and work together. Some of the work we publish comes to us unsolicited via email and some other we go looking for and commission from people we follow or find randomly browsing blogs.
All the people involved in the production of Nutshell, including all contributors but – sadly – excluding printers, work on this project for free, just because they like the idea of an independent, non-money driven magazine to exist. We would absolutely love to be able to pay our writers and artists and graphic designers and web designers and editors for their amazing work but we just don’t have any money. Plain and simple. This kind of product doesn’t sell well, we all know it but we still love it regardless.
Nutshell was born in 2008. Our first issue came out in Spring 2009 and was absolutely brilliant. Getting a kite off the ground for the first time is not as easy as it seems and neither was this. Issue #1 featured some excellent short stories, poems and artwork, as well as an interview with Blake Morrison, in which he discussed the literary memoir. The issue was very successful and, as we’ve run out of copies, it is now extremely rare and collectible, although you can have a look at our gorgeous virtual copy here on our website or pop to the British Library and take it out for a spin round the reading rooms.
POETRY & SHORT STORIES: keep ‘em coming. Any subject, any style. Perhaps the only thing to consider is that we might not be able to publish very long submissions. Therefore keeping poems one or two pages long and stories down to seven pages might be a good idea.”
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