Regi Clare’s poem (Un)certainties won our 2020 Poetry Competition, which was judged by Malika Booker. It was subsequently selected for inclusion in the Forward Anthology 2021 of best poems published in the previous year. It was the first poem Regi had ever written. Scroll down to discover how it came about
This is one of five original monologues – written for both page and performance – that we commissioned from leading authors as part of a range of initiatives supported by Arts Council England to celebrate Mslexia’s 20th Anniversary in 2019. It was published in Issue 78, in the wake of the Windrush scandal of 2018.
This poignant story by Cherise Saywell, rendered yet more relevant by the recent Mars Rover landing, won our 2015 Short Story Competition, judged by Alison McCleod. It was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio Four, read by Juliet Stevenson. Scroll down to find out from Cherise how the story came about