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Monday, 20 August 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Deadline for Shadows & Silhouettes

Please ensure that any submissions you would like us to consider are sent to us at the email address on the Submissions page before midnight tonight.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Deadline reminder

Just to remind you all that the deadline for Shadows & Silhouettes is 31st July 2012. Please ensure that any submissions you would like us to consider are sent to us at the email address on the Submissions page before midnight on 31st July.

Friday, 1 June 2012

EoTE open to submissions...

Creativity cannot be controlled or planned too much...

Our next issue will now be a special book promotion and will be available during the month of August. 

So we are opening an extended submission period for our December issue. 

The theme is Shadows & Silhouettes. Are they frightening or friendly? Ghostly or real? What do the words conjure up in your mind?

We look forward to your submissions. The deadline is 31st July 2012.

Our guidelines for submissions can be found here

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Comments on Masks & Mirrors (3)

Love Phantom, by Freya Pickard; wonderfully gothic and very atmospheric.

Like too Heather Connelly's cover poem, but find her masks disturbing.

Great photo by JBH; a relationship glimpsed in a garden. You're wondering where and what next.

Intriguing story by Jenny Poulter, though I'm not sure why the protagonist's health should have deteriorated like that. But there is a point to make.

An eye catching final mask and what an ambiguous figure. It's an appealing theme, masks. Lots to think about.

Hope "Better Off Dead" does well. Matt has lots of imagination and his writing is full of life so the prospects are good.

Penny Sylvester, England

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Comments on Masks & Mirrors (2)

Thank you for sending the April issue of EOTE and for publishing my two small pieces!
I've already read it, as it is so beautiful! I particularly liked the poems and the pictures in it, but also the piece of prose and the review are lovely and very interesting.
I'm going to reread the whole 'zine, enjoying and savouring every single word, with calm and concentration.
It's really worthy of a further reading!!!
Furthermore I've loved its lay-out and where you chose to put the various photographs and pictures on the different pages.

If you would like to read the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Comments on Masks & Mirrors

What a really excellent read April’s edition was. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Great choice of theme.All the articles and poems were really moving and of a high standard, particularly Jenny’s The Mirror. Loved the one on our favourite show The Phantom, as well as another of Katie’s reviews. Look forward to the next.
David & Julie Henty, England

Jenny Poulter has a very readable style.
Roger Kemble, England 

If you would like to read the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Enerico & Esselle

Enerico has had several of his photographs featured in previous issues of EoTE and this is the first time we have published his poetry. His poem The Man summed up the theme of Mask & Mirrors and we are very pleased to be able to include it in the current issue. Enerico's photography website can be found under the list of April's Contributors. 

Esselle appeared under a different name in EoTE a number of years ago when she was sketching and painting. Now she has moved into handcrafted gifts and you can find an amazing selection of her work at her website. (See the link to the right of this page). 

If you would like to read Enerico's poem and view Esselle's advert featured in the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Jenny Poulter & Katie Wood

Jenny Poulter's poetry and short stories have featured in several issues of EoTE over the last few years. Her strong narrative style and unusual twists in her stories hooked our attention and made us laugh and cry and share them with our readers. Jenny not only writes, but is also a talented musician. 

Katie Wood's book reviews are a recent addition to EoTE. She chooses unusual books and writes about them in a compelling way, tempting the reader to buy them. Katie has recently started a new job at a Knitting Magazine and her first article will appear in July. Her new blogsite is listed under April's Contributors. 

If you would like to read Jenny's story and Katie's review that feature in the current issue of EoTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EoTE in the subject line.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

JBH & Heather Connelly

JBH

Jonathan B. Hoyt is an amateur photographer with a keen eye for the unusual (see his light burst photograph in the current issue). He has spent most of his life using film camera and only in the last few years has he ventured into the world of digital photography. 

We have featured his photography over the last 18 months in EOTE and find that his unique view on ordinary objects blends well with the kind of poetry and creativity we like to present through the 'zine. 

Heather Connelly

Heather is an artist who also writes down to earth poetry. She lives in Tasmania without the internet and pursues her creativity from home.

We have featured Heather's poetry and paintings for the last two years in EOTE and her work has also appeared in Freya's fanzine Clippings. She captures real-life in amusing and poignant ways in her poetry and exposes the rawness of gut-felt emotions through her paintings. 

If you would like to see JBH's photography and Heather's work featured in the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Claudia & Freya

Claudia Messelodi

We first published one of Claudia's poems in the April 2010 issue of EOTE. Her poem was about wisteria and we also printed a photograph that she had sent us of these beautiful flowers. Since then we have published Claudia's poetry in not only EOTE but also in Freya's fanzine, Clippings. 

Claudia has recently won an award and has also had a volume of poems published in both English and Italian. To find out more about her work, please visit a stream of small stones 

Freya Pickard

Freya has been a regular contributor to EOTE for a number of years. We have published her poetry and short stories as well some of her photographs. 

Her first novel, Dragonscale Clippings, was published in 2009 and you can find out more about her writing at Clippings and Pure Haiku 

If you would like to read both Claudia's and Freya's work featured in the current issue of EOTE, please email EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Elizabeth Leaper & JulesPaige

I would like to welcome both Elizabeth Leaper and JulesPaige to EOTE. This is the first time either of them have been featured in the 'zine.In the April issue you will find some of their poetry. I was going to show some extracts here but the poems are short and as the editor, I would like you read them in the context of the whole 'zine.

JulesPaige wrote her Elfje first and inspired Elizabeth to write two poems in different forms.

They both run two blogsites each as follows: -

Elizabeth Leaper Elfje

Elizabeth Leaper Poetry

JulesPaige Small Stones

JulesPaige Poetry

I will be featuring the other contributors over the next few days.


Anna
The Editor


If you don't already subscribe and would like to read the April issue, please send an email to EOTE  with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

The making of Masks & Mirrors...

I had wanted to feature Heather Connelly's series of mask-like paintings for a while and eventually came up with the title for this issue when Heather sent me her Mirror poem. A big thank you to the technical team who got the scanner working otherwise we wouldn't have been able to show you Heather's creativity.


When we opened to submissions last year we received an email from Enerico sending us a poem in error! He hadn't meant to send the poem to us at all but to me it summed up the meaning of Masks & Mirrors in a telling, succinct way. I persuaded him to let us publish it and we then received Claudia's poems along with Freya's musing (not an Amusing as the technical team originally thought!) Jenny sent us her creepy but ultimately positive short story and it felt as though the issue was coming together.


Katie's review of Uglies came across as an interesting comparison to Jenny's story so all we had to do was determine which of JBH's photographs to use.


We really thought we had it nailed, but something seemed to be missing. We got distracted by life in general and felt a great reluctance to finalise the issue as it really wasn't quite there yet. Our self-imposed deadline came and went and we slowly started finalising the 'zine, re-arranging the pictures around the writing...


And then...


Then Freya emailed us with an Elfje by JulesPaige. We had never heard of an Elfje before (if you want to find out more click on SimplyElfje to the right of the main page) but we loved the poem. It complimented the poetry we'd already chosen. Shortly after that Freya sent us two of Elizabeth Leaper's poems and everything fell into place. These were what we had been waiting for!


Elizabeth expressed her surprise that we had accepted both her poems for publication as they basically say the same thing. Yes, they do, but in a different way. When I read her poems I felt as though I was looking into a vanity mirror which gives you three reflections of yourself. It's the same reflection but all three are different.


And then we discovered that Elizabeth had written her poems in response to JulesPaiges' Elfje. Talk about organic creativity! With Elizabeth and JulesPaiges' poems in place we realised that Freya's poem Phantom now fitted into the overall structure of the 'zine. (We'd originally put it to one side, not sure that it would fit in).


So here we are - Masks & Mirrors. All the creative people have done their hard work and we've drawn it together to make it a whole. What do you think of it?


If you don't already subscribe and would like to read the April issue, please send an email to EOTE  with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.


Warmest regards


Anna
The Editor

The April Contributor's web site list is on the right hand side of this page. Please be sure to visit their sites for inspiration.

Friday, 27 April 2012

EOTE April 2012 now available!

At last the April issue is available to read online.The theme is Masks & Mirrors and contains a rich banquet of poetry, a short story, photography and paintings. 

If you already subscribe, you should have received an email containing the link to the .pdf. If you haven't yet received the email, please check your Spam/Junk folders first and then contact me at EOTE Editor

If you would like to read the April issue of EOTE, please send an email to EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line.

As always, feedback is most welcome, not just for me as the editor, but also for all the contributors. 

Anna
The Editor

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

EOTE Contributor Claudia Messelodi Published

EOTE contributor Claudia Messelodi in Italy has recently both won an award as well as having her poetry published.

To find out more, please visit a stream of stones and scroll down to mercoled√¨ 4 aprile 2012 for details of her book and go to marted√¨ 28 febbraio 2012 for details of her award. 

Congratulations Claudia!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

EOTE now closed to submissions

EOTE is now closed to submissions until 1st July 2012 when a new theme will be announced. 

If you have submitted your work to us, we will be in touch with you by 30th April 2012 at the latest. 

The Shadows & Silhouettes issue will be available later this year.

If you would like to read this issue, please send an email to EOTE with Subscribe EOTE in the subject line. 

Monday, 12 March 2012

Katie Wood - Blog Tour

In December 2011 EOTE introduced Katie Wood, author and reviewer. Katie wrote her first book, Girls For God in her late teens and it is going to be reprinted in April this year.

This week we are pleased to announce that Katie is on a blog tour at Freya Pickard's blog Dragonscale Clippings 


Here you will find out more about her novel, how she wrote it and a bit about Katie Wood herself. Pop over and take a look, comment if you want! Check in every day this week for some interesting and entertaining reading and follow the links to pre-order Katie's novel Girls For God.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Matt Rowe - Blog tour

In December 2011 EOTE ran two features on Matt Rowe, author and teacher currently living in Japan. We ran an excerpt of his diary from the tragic earthquake earlier in 2011 as well as highlighting his newly published novel, Better Off Dead. 

This week we are pleased to announce that Matt is on a blog tour at Freya Pickard's blog Dragonscale Clippings 

Here you will find out more about his quirky novel, how he wrote it and a bit about Matt Rowe himself. Pop over and take a look, comment if you want! Check in every day this week for some entertaining reading, and there are rumours that there is a Giveaway of his novel...

Thursday, 1 March 2012

EOTE open to submission - Shadows & Silhouettes

From 1st - 31st March 2012 EOTE is open to submissions. 

The theme - Shadows & Silhouettes.

What are shadows? What are silhouettes? How are they different? Why are they portrayed as threatening? What do the words make you think about? How do the words affect your life?
We're looking for innovative poetry, photographs, paintings and pieces of writing that reflect the theme, no matter how tenuous. 

Please visit Submissions to find how to submit your items. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Comments on EOTE December 2011 14 02 2012

Poetry; a mix of emotions and imagery. An even blend of both, and immediately emotive. 

Goddess; I really enjoyed this. Imaginative, certainly as fiction has to be. But it strangely touched, due to the ordinariness of the characters, a reality chord - as if this could have happened. Weird... Good stuff though. 

The Rush, Rush Rat Race by Heather Connelly
Reflects feelings we all have entertained about the modern world. I like her poetry. It cuts to the chase but with enough reality/metaphysical analogy to capture the admiration of the poet in all of us.

from Linda Turner, England 

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Comments on EOTE December 2011 31 01 2012

The items I liked best were; Jenny Poulter’s Goddess and the poem The Rush Rush Rat Race by Heather Connelly.

Great to see Jenny involved and Katie’s reviews.

David Henty, England

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Comments on EOTE December 2011 10 01 2012

I thought Octobersong by Freya Pickard was lovely. 

Vera Gibbons, England

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Comments on EOTE December 2011 08 01 2012

I enjoyed reading EOTE, especially the earthquake description. A sad story but the typical British behaviour did make me laugh!

Els Stoker, Holland