First sale of 2021

Not quite the 12 days of Christmas. Two rejections on 23 December, one on 27 December, one on 29 December. Opened the first rejection email of the year on 2 January, only to find it was an acceptance. An excellent way to start the year. Details to follow, but the outline is an “anthology about […]

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It is all YOUR fault

‘As a recent essay in Scientific American scoffs: “Recycling plastic is to saving the Earth what hammering a nail is to halting a falling skyscraper.” Yet the neoliberal doctrine of individual responsibility has performed its sleight-of-hand, distracting us from the real culprit. This is far from new. In the 1950s, the “Keep America Beautiful” campaign urged […]

Do not ask for whom the waves splash …

When the peculiarities of community and place are swept away by the tides of capital, all that’s left is a globalised shopping culture, in which we engage with glazed passivity. Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chainstores. – George Monbiot   Nice line, but it is more the conglomeration of chain stores […]