The magazine was formed from the Square Writers’ Circle,
which met at Chris Brooke’s house on
Chris has been part of the Cardiff literary scene for many years,
including at one time jointly running the highly successful Sampler
poetry nights. In 2006, his first book of poetry “& The Concept of Zero”
was published by Cinnamon. Other former members of the group, such as
Clare Potter and Rachel Tresize, have also gone on to publishing
For some time, the idea of starting a magazine
to allow group members to have their work read, was discussed.
Finally, early in 2008, the first issue, which
included contributions by 5 members of the group, plus some others, was
released. With more time on his hands than most, Nick Fisk took on the
role of editor, as well as organiser, salesman, etc. From Issue 2
onwards, the magazine received some funding from the Welsh Books
Council. For various reasons, it was decided, for now at least, to make
Issue 10 the final issue.
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information about each issue.