It’s tremendously exciting to see your work out in the world, and today a story of mine has been published in the launch issue of a brand new literary magazine.
Halo is a UK-based journal of short fiction, edited by Lorrie Hartshorn, who is herself a writer and therefore sympathetic to the writer’s perspective. As a result, she has been extremely classy throughout the whole process, approachable, maintaining a high level of communication and vowing to grow Halo into a journal that will eventually be able to pay its contributors (there’s a donate button on the site if you feel particularly moved by this).
Lorrie set out to produce a quality journal for women writers – a place where the female voice can be heard loud and clear. On my initial read through the issue – and it’s one I want to take my time savouring – it’s clear we have much to say.
My flash fiction story ‘BAFTA Nod’ is on page 5, if you care to have a read. And it’s jam-packed with great work from around the world – including a very moving short piece by our own Nuala O’Connor, Miss Emily fans! The artwork is also a thing of beauty. It’s an honour to be a part of it.
If you’re a female writer looking to get published but a bit apprehensive about putting your work out there, this is the magazine for you – whether your submission is accepted or not, you’ll certainly be treated with absolute courtesy.