Greenbeard is a new lit/arts mag edited by Mariana Sabino. Its flavour is international, with writers from Europe, India and Australia. Mariana is quite a fan of my writing and my blog and has included four of my pieces in the first issue – two book reviews, a film review and my short story Dead Women. Dead Women has only previously appeared on the blog as an extract but I invite you now, if you like, to read it all.
Greenbeard is definitely worth checking out. The book review section features a piece on sea monster stories, the poetry is excellent, and there is an amazing short story by Ray F. Roberts (see also his blog Indeterminacy) that I wish I had written myself! There is the editor’s engaging review of a Czechoslovakian film looking at the absurdist and existential themes. There are also wonderful illustrations and a beautiful ‘image pace’ by Leon Powell that looks at loneliness without feeling alone. Enjoy.