It has been too long since I last updated this website - I hope you all had a very happy holiday season. This year, Inclement enters its thirteenth year of publication! Thank you to everyone who has made this magazine such a success across the globe and of course kudos to the amazing poets who have shared their work with us - you are our life's blood!
The Winter 2012 is out now - apologies for the delay! Filled with stunning poetry from old and new friends, it is definitely one of our best issues! Don't miss out, get your copy now!
Warmest regards to you all,
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.
“I've been blown away. Stunning, thought-provoking, beautiful - M J Foster is certainly one to be watched. I hope to see more from her in the future”
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"A confident declaration of the self, a passionate and incisive study of the power of human emotions." Minerva Press
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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
Submissions are now open for the first Fire Hazard anthology, "Underground".
To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world's first underground railway in London in 1863, Fire Hazard is compiling a print anthology of poetry dealing with experiences of underground railways and their impact (for better and worse) on the communities they serve around the world.
Themes could include (but are by no means limited to):
Construction of underground railways
History of the lines and the stations
The above-ground communities the underground serves
The experience of commuting / travelling underground
The art of the underground
People experienced on the underground
Subterranean geographies / cities
Mapping the underground
If you would like your work to be considered for this anthology, please send up to four poems and a brief biographical note to us at email@example.com the word "underground" in the subject title. The deadline for submissions in March 31st, 2013. All included poets will receive an electronic copy of the anthology, hardcopies of which will be available for purchase in early summer.
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