Matter 12 is the yearly showcase anthology of student writing from the Sheffield Hallam MA. It also includes distinguished award-winning guest writers and poets, Michele Roberts, Ian Duhig and Carola Luther, and Sarah Butler whose debut novel Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love will be published by Picador in 2013. The launch for Matter 12 will be hosted by Waterstones, Orchard Square on 17th October at 6.30 – 8.30 and will include readings by contributors. As Lesley Glaister states in her Introduction ‘prepare to be engrossed, amused, moved and stimulated.’
Firstly, thank you to everybody who has submitted for Matter 12. Submissions have now been sent to the editing panels for the selection process.
Secondly, Matter Magazine now has a new Facebook ‘like’ page. This will be replacing the current Facebook group which will be phased out over the coming weeks. To follow Matter Magazine on Facebook, simply click on the ‘Like’ button in the sidebar to the right of this page.
We also have the store up and running, so be sure to go to our Buy Issues page to pick up your copy of Matter 11 (and any other issues you might have missed!).
You can also check out our Extracts page for some poetry and fiction tasters from Matter 11.
Matter is a collection of work from some of Sheffield’s finest new writing talent – a must-read for literature fans looking for the best sellers of the future.
Matter 12 is an anthology of the best new writing from students on Sheffield Hallam University’s masters in creative writing. It is a chance to read material from writers who may go on to be the stars of the future.
Successful author Marina Lewycka, who studied on the course, published an extract in a previous edition of the anthology from her Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian before the book became a best-seller.
Launched in 2001, the Matter anthologies feature a host of new writing from short stories and poetry to extracts from novels, children’s fiction and scripts. Alongside the best writing from creative writing students, the anthology features guest contributions from some of the best writers of their generation.