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= February 9, 2005, 4:51 am
Author = Val Stevenson/nthposition press
Industry = Media
Summary = Writer Marina Warner described nthposition as "the
twenty-first century answer to the vanished local bookshop kept
by an avid reader with style and taste and real insider knowledge."
Now the best of the site’s fiction and poetry is in print.
Body = London, England - 9 February 2005 – nthposition press
‘In the criminal's cabinet: An nthology of poetry and fiction’
showcases work by nearly 100 writers from all over the world. The
(UK) Guardian described the site’s previous anthology as "remarkable
for its global range and depth", but nthposition founder Val
Stevenson sees this one as a greater achievement: “We again
selected poetry and short stories purely on the basis of their quality,
and readers have been blown away by the book’s diversity.
Our last anthology was an ebook, so I’m delighted we have
embraced the qualities of traditional publishing.”
was shortlisted for the 2002 European Online Journalism Awards,
nominated for a People's Voice award in the 2003 Webbys, and won
a Utne Independent Press Award in 2004. It was selected by the 2005
Writer's Handbook as one of the world's top half-dozen online poetry
magazines. The site is independent and neither the contributors
nor the editors get paid, so entering the commercial publishing
world is a leap in the dark. Todd Swift, nthposition’s poetry
editor, is unfased: “Yes, it’s a brave step, but we
have succeeded so far by offering readers brilliant, edgy writing,
and there’s always room for more of that!”
To read more
about ‘In the criminal’s cabinet’, visit nthposition
(www.nthposition.com) or - for trade and international orders -
Central Books (www.centralbooks.co.uk/).
criminal's cabinet: An nthology of poetry and fiction’
Edited by Val Stevenson & Todd Swift nthposition press
Pb, 240pp, £9.99, ISBN 0954626818
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was founded in 2002. Todd Swift is the author or editor of eight
books of poetry. He has been poetry editor of nthposition since
its start. He was editorial co-ordinator for the 2003 global peace
campaign, Poets Against The War.
Val Stevenson founded nthposition and is a book reviews editor and
lecturer. nthposition first came to mainstream notice with its ‘100
poets against the war’ series of free poetry anthologies,
which were described by the (London Times as "one of the best
examples of how the internet has been used to champion a cause."
Web Site = http://www.nthposition.com
= Contact: Val Stevenson, nthposition press, 38 Allcroft Road,
London NW5 4NE, UK (e: firstname.lastname@example.org, t+f: +44 (0)20 7485
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