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By Candlelight and Wine-glow

Hey! It’s January! Which means Christmas is winding to a close, our friends (and, ahem, maybe ourselves) are recovering from the New Year, and submissions for the first issue of Far Off Places are closed. As I write this three of our four editors (the fourth is present in spirit and, more importantly, on Skype) are clustered around an old pine table, reading fairy tales to one another by candlelight. We’ve uncorked a bottle of elderflower wine and roasted a bowl of oven chips (hey, we are in Scotland); it’s shaping up to be a lovely evening here at Far Off HQ.

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So far we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the quantity, quality, and variety of poetry and prose we’ve received over the past month — sitting down and reading through submissions is something to which we’ve all been looking forward, and it’s proving to be at least as exciting as we’d hoped. Right now it looks like the first issue will contain about twenty pieces, with a pretty even mix of poetry and prose. If you’re one of the lovely people who has submitted a written piece or illustration portfolio you should expect to hear back from us within the next week or so as we finish responding to submissions.

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