‘A lively and gorgeously printed
‘small’ magazine of work by lovers of
France and things French who do
and do not reside there.’
Fred Johnston, Director, The
Western Writers’ Centre, Galway
'The French Literary review is a
smart magazine with a new, unusual
spin: high quality prose and poetry
written in English and French and with
a connection to France. There is a
satisfying coherence in the magazine because of its consistent link to the country and language, and this, combined with a wide range of styles and approaches make it an exciting and unique publication.'
Jacqueline Saphra - poet, playwright and screenwriter
‘Love of good writing, love of France, the French and all things rustique. That's what you need to run The French Literary Review... that and a sound editorial eye. Issue No. 10, for the most part, celebrates the 2008 Poetry Symposium held at the Château de Queille in the Ariège - a long weekend - a meeting of literary minds. Who is The Lady of Queille? What do they mean to us now, the Cathars and Baudelaire? Why drink Blanquette when you could have Champagne? Interesting ideas and fine writing. Subscribe, sit back, enjoy.’
Anne Stewart, Founder of the poetrypf website www.poetrypf.co.uk
A twice-yearly (April & October) international literary magazine of poetry and prose, The French Literary Review aims to bring together writers not only from France but also to welcome anyone in the world who has a French connection in their writing.
The magazine is in A5 format and is stapled. We publish in colour with a cream cover designed by Russi Dordi. In every issue, two or three pieces of writing are selected for illustration. (See illustrations on this page by Carl Gopal, Russi Dordi and Barry Elphick)
There are also the following features: responding to a famous/not so famous piece of writing or artwork; a featured artist; a reviews section.
We welcome lively, contemporary writing: poems, short stories and articles - all of which should have a French connection.
Contributors have included Ann Drysdale, William Oxley, Carole Satyamurti, Gregory Warren Wilson, Fred Johnston, Jacqueline Saphra, Maggie Butt, Nicole Lemaire d'Agaggio, Nigel Humphreys, Graham High, Anne Stewart, Wendy French and Valerie Josephs, amongst others.
We regret that fees cannot be paid for work published since The French Literary Review is a non-profit making journal which relies solely on subscriptions.
2 issues UK/Europe £10 or 12 euros (inc. postage)
Rest of world £13 or 18 euros (inc.postage)
4 issues UK/Europe £19 or 25 euros (inc postage)
Rest of world £24.50 or 35 euros (inc postage)
single copies: UK/Europe £5.50 or 8 euros (inc. postage)
Please note: cheques should be made payable to: B. Dordi
We are looking for lively, contemporary poems; short stories; articles; paintings/drawings/photographs, all of which should have a French connection.
· Stories (maximum 2) should be between 1000-3000 words.
· Poems (up to 3) of less than 40 lines each.
· Original paintings, drawings or photographs ( A4 size maximum) which either illustrate a poem / story submitted, or are related to France in some way.
· Submissions must be typewritten on one side of the paper. Stories should be single spaced and have good margins. Hand-written entries cannot be accepted.
· Please ensure your name, address, telephone number and email address appear on your MSS.
· Please provide a SAE (using British postage stamps if you live in the UK) or IRCs to the value of £1.20.
· We regret we are not able to offer fees for published work.
. We are a non-profit journal which relies on subscriptions.
Copyright will remain with contributors.
Submission deadlines: 30th July & 30th December
Please send submission to:
B. DORDI, Editor, The French Literary Review, 11 Bath Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7EP
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