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August 3rd

It's up up and away with the new edition of your favourite on-line magazine... Well, OK, it may not be your favourite but at least you're here reading it!

Winamop has been going for such a long time that we have amassed a vast collection of material, and it's all still on the site for you to enjoy. I did a random pick to see what came out, like ducking for apples, and came up with this poem from Yvette Managan dating from 2011. It's great, and there's more where that came from - so why not have a good old root around by clicking the genre tabs at the top there and see what you come up with?

Of course the main event is the freshly minted stuff we have for you this month, and there's a lot of it!

So without further pontification, let's get straight to it.

 

it says "stories"

 

We'll start again this month with a tale (tail?) from Donal Mahoney. This one comes with a warning to cat lovers everywhere - it contains a recipe which you may not like, and your cat certainly won't! Read An Immodest Proposal but don't try it at home..
read this!

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg is another regular contributor, and she's definitely on the side of the birds and bees. Well not exactly birds and bees in this story; see how long it takes you to guess the nature of the protagonists in Snack Attack.
read this!

 

Now it's time to introduce a new contributor to Winamop; Jane Seaford [BIO]. Her rather disturbing story features a family group who have to face up to some unhappy truths.
read this!

 

Martin Green is on Page 94 this time (our satirical essay) and it seems that Tom Watkins has been watching television again. No good will come of it I'm sure..
read this!

 

it says "poems"

 

Sofia Kioroglou is live from Athens again this month with a paean to mothers everywhere. Where would we be without them? Well, obviously we wouldn't be at all! It's called "Like Nigella Damascena".
read this!

 

Now it's my pleasure to introduce Anita Nabonne [BIO] to you. She has a dog called Bobble! Here she brings us six splendid poems: Ambidextrous Art, Alabaster, Stairway To... , Fatigue, Retro and Marionette.
read this!

 

Gary Beck was last with us in December 2015, but he hasn't been idle, as you can see from his updated [BIO]. Despite all his other commitments he has found time to pen five new poems for us. We have Social Adaptation, Unregulated Emissions, Desertion, Missions and Values.
read this!

 

We end with another new contributor - Taunja Thomson [BIO] - who brings us six very fine poems: Levitating Over (In Hell There Is No), Only Being Two, satori, This apex is ours, Portrait of Solitary Hazel: Chuck, and Sweeter Garden.
read this!

 

A sincere thanks to all our contributors and apologies to those who got left out this time, if it weren't for you lot there would be no Winamop, and I'd have to find something else to do on a rainy day.

I'm already starting work on September's edition so you'll get your chance soon.

I'm off for a cup of tea and a lie down (but not at the same time or there'd be spillage).

Ed

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Something you missed? Catch up on previous editions by clicking this word. They are all there, right back to 2003.

 

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Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has continued unabashed since 2003.

All human life is here, experienced people, skilled writers and rank amateurs, sometimes they hit the mark, sometimes they belly-flop (sometimes they mix their metaphors). You pick up the pieces and make of them what you will. Find out about us here and about the site here.The contributor's guidelines are here and the e-mail button is below.

We hope to continue to maintain a showcase for new writing which will grow as you, dear readers, augment the efforts of the in-house team. We have over 400 unique pages so far but, quite frankly, we need more...

Have a good look around and if you feel that you'd like to contribute in any genre, then don't be shy, send it in! The copyright remains yours, and you could win a mop (unlikely, as I've run out).

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