Background

The magazine was formed from the Square Writers’ Circle, which met at Chris Brooke’s house on Adamsdown Square, Cardiff. 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 success. 

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.

 

Click on images (left) for more information about each issue.