Welcome to all of you with enthusiasm for
the literary, the musical and the artistic. We have stories, we have poems, we
have pictures, we have music reviews, and with your help, we're constantly
The site is regularly updated with new material, let
the editor introduce the latest edition:
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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
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..
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.
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Winamop was conceived on a whim, is run on a
shoestring, ignored by the many, loved by the few and has continued unabashed
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
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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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