It has been a while since I last wrote to you all and in that time, quite a lot has been happening. You may have noticed that the Spring issue is not out yet, although it will be very, very soon. We have been having production problems for a while and we have also noticed some problems with the delivery of the Winter 2012 which we are trying to resolve asap. With the mounting cost of production and postage, it has been a time of great reflection for us.
Because of these problems, and due to my personal situation, it is with great sadness that I announce that the four 2013 issues of Inclement will be its last. I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last thirteen years and will be eternally grateful for the friendship, support and incredible poetry of all who have contributed to Inclement.
For those of you whose subscriptions run past Winter 2013, the proportion of your subscription remaining will be sent back to you through the year. We will no longer be accepting one year or two year subscription, just orders for single issues.
We are currently still accepting submission for the Winter 2013, and the last, issue of Inclement but it is getting full very quickly!
Again, thank you, everyone, for all your support over the past thirteen years, it has meant the world,
Guidelines for Submissions
Poems submitted should be unpublished and not submitted elsewhere whilst under consideration for Inclement.
All submissions must be original, previously unpublished and most importantly, your own work.
Plagiarism is something we take very seriously, and Inclement takes no responsibility for any work submitted under your name which is then challenged by another author.
All copyright remains with the author.
We prefer to have submissions via email but you may also send poems by post (please note you must include either return postage if you require your unsuccessful ms returned or provide an email address to reply to if not.). Please refer to the Contacts
page for details. There is no limit on the amount of poems you can submit.
Typed submissions are strongly preferred. We will consider handwritten work at the Editor’s
discretion but it must be clearly written. Email submissions can be sent either in the body of the email, or in a Word document. Font, size and alignment are entirely up to you but unless the poem
is structured specifically, our current layout protocol is Times New Roman, size 10 (unless space dictates a smaller font) and aligned to the left.
Poetry in any form and on any subject is considered. We reserve the right to refuse work
that is graphically obscene, racist, homophobic or discriminatory on the grounds
of disability and religion.
Please put your name and address on every poem you submit! Even in the most
organised office papers get shifted, paper clips lost and this may result in a poem being
attributed to the wrong author, or not published at all.
Poems will be edited for spelling etc. unless it is clear that a ‘typo’ is actually part of the work.
Inclement is an independent small-press magazine, funded solely by subscriptions. Over the last few years, we have been incredibly lucky in the support we have received, especially in the face of rising living costs.
Every penny we receive goes into making Inclement bigger and better, so that more and more poets can find a voice. Show your support by subscribing to us and join our literary family.
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To enable us to get the last four issues out, we will be producing two issues this year and two next meaning that the Spring 2013 issue will now be the Spring/Summer 2013 issue and so on as follows:
Spring 2013 > Spring/Summer 2013
Summer 2013 > Autumn/Winter 2013
Autumn 2013 > Spring/Summer 2014
Winter 2013 > Autumn/Winter 2014
How Soon is Now?
In a London suffocated by The Corruption, a worldwide smog that has filled the skies for nearly a century, a young soldier discovers she can manipulate events by using her dreams. After an heroic act brings Billie to the attention of the Queen, she begins to use her gift to help the people of the city. But Billie begins to lose all sense of reality and the consequences of her actions are more terrifying than she could ever imagine...
In this short story, How Soon is Now? brings together the genre of science-fiction/steampunk with the ideas of John William Dunne, author of An Experiment with Time. Dunne was fascinated with the idea of pre-cognitive dreams and this short story asks: could we manipulate these pre-cognitive dreams for our purposes and if so, and however pure our motives, what would be the consequences? Victorian London is lit by luminescent airships, the streets are heavy with looters, and clockwork assasins all play a role in this dark tale.
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More about M. J. Foster
M.J. Foster is a writer, poet and the founding editor of Inclement Poetry Magazine (est. 2000). Her work has been published in Still, Iota, Exile, First Impressions, Poetic Licence, Breathe, Candelabrum and Amber Silhouettes. Her short story, 'The Willow' was shortlisted for the Myslexia Women's Short Fiction Prize 2012 She graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Writing from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and is currently working on her first novel. She is often mistaken for Beyoncé by absolutely no-one and has a long-running battle with a squirrel with a grudge.
Visit her website here