Daniel Young is the winner of our first Smoke international microfiction competion. Here he tells the origin story of Dalian Blood Futures, the piece which took the prize. Dalian what futures? The origin story. by Daniel Young I used to work for an investment bank (don’t hate me, my self-loathing is quite sufficient to cover … Continue reading Dalian what futures? The origin story.
by Kate Gordon When my parents were teenagers, there was no such thing as YA. Young readers moved straight from Blyton to Hardy, with maybe a quick pit-stop at Salinger on the way. He was the lone, flag-waving YA author, back in the day. Back before YA was a thing. And I bet nobody ever … Continue reading “YA is about ebullience and nakedness and joy”