Firewords is a creative writing podcast run by the editors of Firewords literary magazine. Our aim is to help writers improve their craft and chances of publication.
Creepy & Unnerving - Dan's Pick
Sleep Warbler, by Simon Lowe, is Dan’s Issue 11 pick. Here, he explains how it explores the theme of Power in a disturbing, yet entertaining, way.
Heartwarming & Poignant - Jen’s Pick
Jen picks a memorable piece from Issue 11. Little Jacques and the Bad Man, by Audrey Kalman, has stayed with her since she first read it during the submission round. Here, she discusses why.
Great Writing That Doesn't Get Published
We take a look at writing that could easily have been included in Firewords but which, for many reasons outwith the writer’s control, we have had to reject.
Know Where To Send Your Work
Linked to our previous article, Know What An Editor Wants Without Stalking Them, this episode will help you to target your work most effectively - and save you time in the process.
Here, we take a look at continuing problems with the misuse of fragments. Check out the accompanying article at firewords.co.uk/fragments
Back for a new season!
An introduction to the new season of our podcasts, which will all come in short, five minute chunks.