Sunday, May 06, 2007

Blue Tattoo

A new short story magazine Blue Tattoo has just appeared on the Welsh literary landscape. Published in Aberystwyth and edited by Dafydd Prys the emphasis appears to be on quality rather than quantity.

Issue 1 showcases work by, amongst others, Tristan Hughes, Leonora Brito and Anna Wigley. The magazine also contains a graphic story (ie one with pictures) by Niall Griffiths. How very modern!

In his editorial Prys encourages us to write "better and more challenging" short stories. Let's hope Welsh scribblers take up his challenge and that Blue Tattoo flourishes.

I got hold of my copy from Waterstones, Cardiff - it cost £2.50. For more details check out Blue Tattoo's myspace.