Mark Czanik

Mark Czanik

Mark Czanik grew up in Hereford and now lives in Bath where he writes and gardens. His poems and short stories have appeared widely, most recently in Cyphers, Southword, Wasafiri, The Interpreter's House and The Moth. He is currently working on a collection of stories, and a novel based in Australia during the Bicentennial. He enjoys swimming at the pool, daydreaming on trains, walking in the countryside with his wife, and wondering where Alan Yentob will go next.

Simon Carroll

Unsent Letter to an Old Art Teacher

Dear Adrian, I’m not drawing anymore. There, I’ve said it. I didn’t become an artist like you always said I could. I write stories now instead. I have always wanted…

Monk Parakeet


Everyone on Prospect Walk knew Pat Steggles had a problem with drink; it wasn’t just me. For as long as I’d known her she’d always had a glass in her…