As 2020 hurtled towards a close (faster than we could understand, considering most of us had been stuck at home) we asked for submissions from Nottingham Writers’ Studio members and our extended creative community around the theme of ‘reflections.’

Writers were encouraged to be as free and imaginative with the prompt as they liked; stories about growing up, monologues about their worst ever job, poems about hairstyle journeys, haikus about sunlight on water, soliloquies about Narcissus; with entries taking the form of whatever style or genre they wished.

But there was just one small twist – they were not allowed to mention the pandemic, lockdown, or anything Covid related!

This digital release is the end result, featuring raw and real-life experiences, fantastic fiction extracts, poignant poetry, and… well, you can just read it for yourself! This collection is a celebration of local talent, and we’re so proud and excited to share it with the world.

The team at Nottingham Writers’ Studio would like to thank our members and patrons. It’s important we recognise that our accomplishments couldn’t be made and wouldn’t mean anything without our being able to give back to the community that supports us.

We dedicate this zine to you all, and look forward with relentless, enthusiasm to the future ahead.

You can get your digital copy for the bargain price of just £1.99!