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Wicken Fen (photo credit: johnfield1)

Here’s a link to the first edition of Fenacular, creative writing in response to fen art. The submissions window is closed currently but, as soon as I have the dates for submissions to the second edition, I’ll post them here.

The concept puts location centre stage: the featured flash fiction, non-fiction and poetry all responds to Claire McGinley’s ‘Cow parsley bank’. Viewed afresh through 12 ekphrastic refractions, McGinley’s ‘blizzard of flowers‘, her ‘galaxy of stars,‘ morphs into cow parsleysamphireQueen Anne’s lace and, of course, hemlock, in Jackie Taylor’s delicious echo of Blake’s ‘The Sick Rose’, ‘How to Ferment: A Recipe‘.