July 24th 2020: Kickstarter Target Reached!
Thank you to everyone who supported our little anthology!
We're so happy to have reached our target & be able to start production & get Creeping Expansion Issue 1 into the hands of readers.
July 4th 2020: Kickstarter Launch
Thank you so much to everyone who has donated & shared the campaign over the last 48 hours! We know it’s a really tough time for a lot of people &we really appreciate you getting behind us and supporting working class writers.
July 1st 2020: Issue 1 Contributors
Issue 1 is made up of 9 poems & 8 short stories from 16 talented writers.
We have two poems from performance poet Abdullah Adekola, whose poetry you might have seen in 'Leeds Church Institute Poetry Anthology' (2020), 'Pennycress Magazine' (2018) & 'Nymphs & Thugs magazine' (2016). A short story set in the very street where the 2011 riots that inspired our name started in, by Lauren Saunders, a Hull based visual artist, environmental & disability activist & Editor-Producer of 'The Critical Fish'. Poetry from Yorkshire based queer contemporary artist & poet Rhiannon Kendall. Taya Franco, freelance blog writer at 'Verbal Remedy' & contributor to 'Poetry in the Time of Coronovirus', 'Ugly Zine' & 'Comfort Zine'.
Kelly Wu, Essex based painter who sometimes writes (we're very glad she does). North West based writer & fine artist Susan Plover. Alice the Sad, a London based student. Wes Foster a writer & photographer based in Leeds, who is currently the contributing editor of 'Then There Was Us'. Celia J Dearden-Briggs, conceptual artist & writer. Jack Rientoul artist & publisher, who works mainly as a visual artist & DIY publisher for Snitch Publishing, based in Manchester.
The very first spec of an idea for Creeping Expansion was born on the Creative Writing MA at Edinburgh Napier University, so we're really pleased to be including so many brilliant Scottish writers. First time writer John Docharty, originally from Glasgow, John has lived between New York & Scotland for the past two years. Colin Rutherford, Glasgow based poet. Glaswegian writer John Tinney, whose short stories have appeared in '404 INK', 'Razur Cuts' & 'Every Day Fiction'. Glasgow based writer Melissa Richards. And MacNèill Aonghus, Utah based writer of Scottish descent.
Plus one poem from a writer who wishes to be kept anonymous.