‘Friendship’ now available as an eBook

Friendship Lifespan Vol. 3 has now been released as an eBook.

It can be purchased as

• an ePub eBookclick here

• a Mobi (Kindle compatible) eBookclick here

You can also purchase Friendship in paperback.

Friendship features the stories, essays and poems of 115 writers … and you can find tastes of Friendship by clicking here.

‘Friendship Lifespan Vol. 3’ now released in paperback

Yeah, a few days earlier that expected, but here it is … Friendship Lifespan Vol. 3, now available to purchase in paperback.

To purchase in paperback, click here.

eBook versions to come shortly …

Find a taste of Friendship by clicking here.

Friendship features the poems, stories and essays by Alex Reece Abbott, Tobi Alfier, Tavia Allan, Sandra Arnold, Catherine Arra, Avalanche, Jessica Barksdale, Elaine Barnard, Linda Barrett, Tina Barry, James Bates, Amanda Jane Bayliss, Paul Beckman, Cheryl Ferguson Bernini, Virginia Betts, Howard Brown, Lucy Butler, Robin Cantwell, Steve Carr, Conni Cartlidge, John E. Caulton, Chuka Susan Chesney, Kersten Christianson, Jan Chronister, Dave Clark, Peter Clarke, Yvonne Clarke, Clive Collins, Gareth Culshaw, Jeni Curtis, Tony Daly, Mary L. Daurio, Ruth Z. Deming, Tamiko Dooley, Jo Angela Edwins, Kate Falvey, Amalia Fish, Michael Foldes, Declan Geraghty, Nod Ghosh, Michael Gigandet, Laura Glaves, Ken Gosse, Diane Gottlieb, Natascha Graham, Sarah Graham, John Grey, Jan Haag, Mark Heathcote, Jack Henry, Kathleen Herrmann, Matthew Hisbent, Ryn Holmes, Juliet Horne, Jan Howcroft, Mark Hudson, Valerie Hunter, GP Hyde, B. Fulton Jennes, Kerry Jewell, Christine Johnson, John Johnson, Fiona M. Jones, R. J. Kinnarney, Steven Dee Kish, Christine Law, Cynthia Leslie-Bole, Lori Levy, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, S J Mannion, D.S. Maolalai, Jan McCarthy, Kris McGinnis, Rob McKinnon, Mandy Toczek McPeake, Karla Linn Merrifield, Neila Mezynski, Jane Kennedy Mitchell, Jennifer Moon, Wilda Morris, Colleen Moyne, Remngton Murphy, AR Neal, Mary Ann Noe, Gary Percesepe, Martin Phillips, Margaret Plaganis, Gary Preece, Niles Reddick, Lisa Reynolds, Emma Robertson, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Mary Rothery, Ed Ruzicka, Heather Sager, Sarah Sarai, Gerard Sarnat, Stephanie Satie, M Senter, Pegi Deitz Shea, Joan Sidney, Harvey Silverman, Deb Stewart, Mary L. Tabor, Lydia Trethewey, Lucy Tyrrell, Hardarshan Singh Valia, Dianalee Velie, Maggie Veness, Lois Perch Villemaire, Michael Webb, Allan J. Wills, Riley Winchester, Melissa E. Wong and Larry Wright

‘Conversations’ has been cancelled …

Conversations Pure Slush Vol. 21 has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, despite the submission period having only recently closed, we have decided to cancel the ‘Conversations’ anthology project.

The original intention was for the anthology to be filled entirely with direct speech, so quoted speech without speech tags.

“I think I’ll just stay home and bake a cake.”

“Well, it’s good you’re finally expanding your social connections.”


I think I’ll just stay home and bake a cake.

Well, it’s good you’re finally expanding your social connections.

Etc …

There are two main reasons why many submissions do not fit the expected parameters.

The first is, the guidelines  were obviously not explicit enough for all submitters.

The second is, there were overly-generous interpretations of these guidelines.

Initially we thought, well, this is not the first time our expectations have been challenged or changed, so let’s continue …

But Pure Slush (and Truth Serum Press) anthologies have always had a theme or a unique structure or both: that’s what we’re known for!

And upon reading more submissions, we realised not only was the anthology not turning out as planned, it didn’t have a unifying theme or structure either.

It was just a group of poems, stories and essays with little or nothing to connect them. Hence the decision to cancel.

We apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused.

Our next submission period opens 15th April 2021 for Friendship Lifespan Vol. 3.