Launch day is here! 44 Square Fiction 2015

We trust that you will be captivated by each of the novel extracts and short stories contained within 44 Square 2015. Ten new fictions. Ten authors to watch. It has been a pleasure to work with them.



Click on the link below to view:

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Preview print version of 44 Square fiction 2015, hot off the press



The print versions are a limited edition but the on-line version will be viewable here on our launch day: Thursday 4th June.  Not to be missed, it is ‘a collection of stories to consider and enjoy, each different, each demonstrating the kind of boldness and ambition that should find their authors many readers in the years to come’ says Luke Williams. They include a ‘strange and darkly comic exploration of identity in contemporary New York… a pitch-perfect slice of Japanese noir… an unexpectedly charming story of would-be murders… there are births and origins here too…’.  Ten authors, ten excellent pieces of contemporary fiction. We are absolutely delighted to be about to introduce these writers to their new audience.



Story Extracts

This year, we have decided to post previews of our authors’ contributions to tempt you. Take a look at A taste of 44 Square fiction 2015 by clicking on this title in the menu bar. As an added bonus, you will see who is writing!

Launch date of our journal: 4th June 2015


Foreword to 44 Square Fiction 2015 written by Luke Williams


Luke Williams, author of The Echo Chamber and much-loved tutor of Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London has written the foreword to 44 Square Fiction 2015.  His words offer another hint of what is to be published on 4th June 2015, describing the work as: ‘a magnificent’ and ‘inventive’ collection of stories.

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This year’s 44 Square Fiction will be published on 4th June 2015.


There will be a launch event in the Keynes Library, Gordon Square to celebrate this event and also to celebrate the publication of 45 Square Poetry and 46 Square Non-Fiction.

Further details to be announced.

44/45/46 Square Launch 2014 at Stratford Circus

Our launch event at Stratford Circus last week was a great success. Here are some photos from the night:


Readers prepping nervously in the front row…


Benjamin Wood introduces the three publications and the readers…


Rachelle Arthey reads an excerpt from her novel, ‘The Wet Nurse’.


Peter Owu reads his short story, ‘The Red Ribbon’.


Nydia Hetherington reads an excerpt from her novel, ‘The Funambulist’.


Our appreciative audience.