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September 1st

Here we are again and Autumn is approaching. I say Autumn rather than Fall chiefly because I'm British and that's the word we use, but also because I like words with ridiculous spelling.

But that's not important at the moment.. What is important is that this really is the September edition of the mighty Winamop, and the month has barely started!

This, of course, is solely down to the hard work of our contributors, two of whom are new to Winamop.

So without further ado, let us commence proceedings:

Donal Mahoney is up first once more. This story concerns a newspaper delivery driver who has taken over a round done by the same guy for the last 30 years. What could possibly go wrong? Read New Driver on an Old Route.
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Now to introduce you to Steve Slavin, who describes himself as a "recovering economics professor who earns a living writing math and economics books". This story isn't about either of those things. It's called Mother Knows Best.
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Next I've unearthed a bit of light-hearted philosphy from our late founding father J.B. Pick. This concerns Dr Quantum who is a recurring character, appearing in a few of his poems. Like this one.
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On to Poetry, and we start with the return of Gary Beck. His collection; Too Harsh For Pastels is concerned with the suffering and growing despair in our troubled society..
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It's a pleasure to welcome Canadian poet Allison Grayhurst [BIO] to Winamop. Allison's poems combine bold imagery with strong emotion. You're in for a roller-coaster ride..
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The Undertones made an album called More songs about Chocolate and Girls; Paul Tristram could follow that with More Poems about Beer and Relationships. I hope you like them!
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KJ Hannah Greenberg has a new book out at Tailwindspress. It's called Word Citizen. She has also sent us this single poem, about the dual life of a young soldier: Dani and His Gun.
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We finish with some ekphrastic poetry from Neil Ellman. Welcome back Neil! The pictures he has taken inspiration from this time are by the 20th century American expressionist artist Philip Gusman.
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You may have noticed a slight bias towards poetry in this edition and I like to keep things on par. So let's redress the balance next time with a whole bunch of fiction!

You know what to do.

Ed.

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has continued unabashed since 2003.

All human life is here, experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick up the pieces and make of them what you will. Find out about us here and about the site here.The contributor's guidelines are here and the e-mail button is below.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team. We have over 400 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...

Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).

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