Our Time in Quarantine
Stories and Poetry from the Lockdown
In this difficult time, we set out to do what we have always done: bring writers and readers together to try to understand our changing world through stories. This collection of entertaining and enlightening stories and poetry brings together individuals in lockdown all over the world. This issue grapples with what it’s like to live in isolation, encounter magic in this moment, or lose a loved one. As difficult as these times are, these stories remind us that we’re not going through it alone
In the current circumstances, not everyone can afford a subscription to a creative writing magazine, but we’d like to share the issue with you nonetheless. That’s why we’re giving the pdf away for free. Just follow the link below:
If you’re able to support the writers, poets, and artists who contribute to the London Reader, please consider becoming a subscriber, donating, or simply sharing this post. Every person who donates will receive a complimentary pdf or mobi of a back issue of their choice, and their contribution goes to the writers within the issue.
If you’re interested in powerful, moving stories told by authors with their finger on the beating pulse of this troubling moment, read on.
Divisions: Stories of Inequality, Poverty, and Struggle
We began working on this new collection of creative writing before the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis but when the early warning signs of a global recession were worsening all around us. We wanted to bring together illuminating and empowering stories of inequality and hardship before the next downturn hit. It turns out our issue couldn’t have been more prophetic or more poorly timed. We’re now releasing our Spring 2020 issue at the start of one of the worst recessions in history when communities around the globe are experiencing record layoffs and lost wages at the height of a global health emergency.
This issue is one of emotional solidarity and poignant truths that, for one reason or another, many need in their lives right now. For this reason, we’re releasing the PDF of the issue for free. If you’ve been looking for new reading material to get you through social isolation and the hard times ahead, this is for you. Follow the link below:
If you’re able to support the writers, poets, and artists who contribute to the London Reader, please consider becoming a subscriber, donating, or simply sharing this post. Every person who donates will receive a complimentary PDF or MOBI of a back issue of their choice, and their donation goes to support the writers within. Or if you just want to support the contributors of this volume, let us know. Issues of the London Reader are cooperatively owned, and your contribution goes to the contributors and collaborators who make this magazine possible.
If you’re interested in powerful, contemporary stories told by authors with their finger on the beating pulse of this troubling moment, read on.
With love and solidarity,
The London Reader Editorial Team
In the next issue of the London Reader, Alexander Maurice introduces us to the works and voices of the cyberpunk genre and interviews two of its founding authors: William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Autumn 2016 releases this September.
Starting in 2016, subscriptions to the London Reader will be available via apps on the Google Play and Apple iTunes stores as well as on Kindle and Koobo readers.
On April 25, the London Reader will be hosting a free day of creative writing workshops at Canada Water Library, London, in cooperation with Southwark Libraries.
Register early as space is limited. You can do so in person at the Canada Water Library, or e-mail the London reader at coordinator (at) londonreader.uk.
Read more at the Canada Water Library events page.