Festival Launch

New Black Country fiction and poetry will be performed at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival following publication at the Arts Foundry website.

Writers from the region will appear at the launch of the journal, run by the University of Wolverhampton’s writer-in-residence Louise Palfreyman, on Sunday 28 January.

Two recent graduates of the Creative Writing course, Storm Mann and Christopher Forrester, will also be there in their capacity as Fiction Editor and Poetry Editor.

The team will be out talent spotting across the festival, looking for new writing to publish.

Fiona Dye’s debut short story Parked Up appeared recently at the Arts Foundry and received praise from industry editors and fans of short fiction over on Twitter.

Fiona said: “I was amazed when I was told my story was publishable. It was the last thing I expected and I still find the thought of it really exciting and a bit overwhelming. My tutors and fellow students have been excited for me too, which is great.

“The editor has been a huge support in all of this, and I just hope I remember what she has taught me when it comes to writing the next one.”

Louise added: “Preparing Fiona and other students for publication has been a high point of my residency so far. I wanted to help students get their work out there, and to give them the full ‘getting published’ experience, and Fiona has been a joy to work with.

“I’m hoping to do the same for more students as the year progresses, and to continue my work at the Art School, helping students with their professional writing.”


Send us your work!

To submit work to the Arts Foundry go to the submissions page or email artsfoundryeditor@gmail.com

Full details of this weekend’s festival can be found at the Wolves Litfest site.