Literary and Arts Annual
issue 3 - 2019-2020
CARTOONS by Ed King
ILLUSTRATIONS by Slavko Mali
The Mystic Art of Paul Nixon
Featured Emerging Author:
New Collection of Text Based Art
by Artist Amy Bassin &
Author Mark Blickley
Just how much do we owe our
By Robert Dunsdon
3 Book Reviews:
‘Topographies’ by Stephen Benz
Reviewed by Lorraine Brooks
‘London Undercurrents’ By Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire
Reviewed by Lorraine Brooks
‘Finding Stella Maris’ by Ingrid Bruck
Reviewed by Robert Dunsdon
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The idea for Between These Shores Literary and Arts Annual (BTSA) was several years in the making when, finally, their first call for submissions posted in 2016. Through their submissions to us, BTSA writers will not only provide a source from which to choose the content of the annual, but for future book publications as well. Those writers who have a good chance of taking their work further may be offered book publication. When this is not the case, whenever possible we refer authors to other sources, which may be more receptive to their particular works. There is no limit to how often one may submit to BTSA, so there is always a chance to have one's work included in the Annual.
Between These Shores Annual is based loosely on the annuals of Charles Dickens, such as "All The Year Round" and most especially, his winter/Christmas issues. In keeping with Dickens' use of relating traditional winter ghost stories, BTSA accepts both standard stories and poems, as well as those of supernatural content. We also accept Creative Non-Fiction covering any subject.
As was the case with Dickens' books, readers will be able to acquaint themselves with the BTSA Creative Team, by reading and seeing their work in its pages along with their own. BTSA aims to merge the literary and graphic arts, while promoting the belief that all arts are intrinsically necessary and connected.
Between These Shores Annual has quickly become a literary stage for emerging as well as established writers, and is now read in more than ten (10) countries.
Please carefully read and adhere to our list of submission guidelines before submitting your work.
For further information, please contact:
Adele C. Geraghty
Publishing and Stories Editor
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I received my BTS Annual today. The magazine looks fabulous! Indeed, everyone would want to be on these pages. I do not have enough words to express my pleasure.
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David Gardiner, Prose Editor, 'Gold Dust Magazine', and
author, "Engineering Paradise', and "The Rainbow Man".
Creepies, crawlies, hairy things...things that go bump and crunch in the night...that’s the stuff that makes the poetry of James Michael Shoberg at once compelling and a bit uncomfortable. But not to worry. Even in the dank dark words there is a sense of whimsy that leaves you disarmed, and serves to make the reader relax and realize...sticks and stones may break my bones, but words....
A master at cadence and rhyme, his words evoke the anxiety most of us feel when confronted with things that make us squirm. His imagery and imagination take us outside the box...including in the realm of “creepy” such things as computers, dogs, and even Santa. In the end, however, the poems are thoroughly enjoyable, and well worth the read. If you like to take a walk on the dark side, these poems are for you!
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I read Issue 2 of BTSA and was most impressed by the quality of the content; it’s a very fine magazine." Robert Dunsdon
"Just got my e-proof copy. Very happy to have made the issue. Even happier to have been nominated for the Pushcart!"
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