Vapid contributor, Kate Alexander-Kirk is launching her new Literary journal today!
‘Two ladies, one from Boston and one from Glasgow, get together in a creative writing class in Glasgow and . . .’ Sound a bit like the beginning of a bad joke? Maybe, but it’s not! It’s actually the beginning of a new literary online journal.
This is how Zest came into being. We have since put our hearts into creating a space that is meant to be warm and inviting to readers and authors alike. Our aim is always to respect, listen to, care for and be amazed by all the authors, artists, and readers we have the pleasure of interacting with.
We are most interested in writing that puts us in awe, makes us envious, that makes us laugh, cry, and rage; that is comforting and familiar, that is risky and dangerous.
Welcome to our small corner of the literary journal world where we hope you will be refreshed, inspired, and energized to read, write, and create!
Kate & Amy
We think it looks great! You can find out all about Zest here: www.zestlit.com
Most of you will not be surprised that we are once again trying out something new with zines! After the brilliant success of creating Issue 8 'collaboration' over the course of one day with 45 lovely collaborators, we thought it was time to have another go at creating a zine together in new media.
So here's the plan for our latest ezine venture: Editors of Vapid Kitten Betsy and Anna alongside regular co-conspirator Georgia will write an ezine together. One page for the zine will be created and then published on a blog every day, (here) alternately by the authors. Each page will be written/drawn in response to the last one, in pen and ink. This will go on for 21 days, whilst Betsy is cooking herself in the Caribbean. The zine will be loosely based around the authors having a conversation in 50 years time when they are all 75.
Which means that whilst being written from Manchester, London and a tiny Island with no postal service, we will also be trying to cast our minds far into the future. What will happen, where this story will end up or how it will even begin is any ones guess. But we hope that you'll enjoy the ride...
Please comment, feedback or suggest narrative direction, we would love you to get involved or even throw in a page of your own to mix things up a bit!