1 Year of Clover & White

On May 5th 2019, Clover & White published our first piece of Flash Fiction. Almost every Sunday since, we have showcased a short story, a selection of poetry or a piece of flash.

With this birthday just days away, we want to take this opportunity to once again thank all of our readers for your continued support, whether it be sharing our posts, following us here, on Twitter (where most of our comedy lives) or on Instagram.

With over 50 stories and poems showcased, we cannot believe how quickly the year has passed and that we are already celebrating our first birthday!

Although our future is not totally clear – what with the current pandemic and our own personal lives – we are proud that in just a year, we have been able to connect with incredible authors and publish some amazing pieces.

For us, Clover & White will always be for writers who don’t see their stories reflected or authors who are finally writing what they want to read, because they just can’t seem to find it. The ability to showcase and offer a platform for writers at the start of their career, is what drives us to work on this magazine.

Some of our future goals are to post more work, more often. Feature more writers. Create a space with resources for writers. And of course, PAY our incredible authors.

However, we can only do this with help. You can support us by following us on Instagram and Twitter! And, you can follow us on WordPress for email alerts whenever a new piece is published.

Thanks again, love Nicola & Alice x

Happy New Year from Clover & White

Happy 2020 to all of our readers, authors and friends!

As editors, we would like to begin this year by saying a huge thank you to all of the authors that submitted work in 2019.

We would also like to thank all of our readers for your support, whether it be liking our posts, following us here or on Twitter (where we do most of our shenanigans). We only launched 8 months ago but we have already published over 30 pieces from authors across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

With even more work lined up for 2020, our first birthday and some big goals, we cannot wait for the new decade to begin!

Until then however, click here to read some hand picked highlights from our authors of 2019!

Please don’t forget you can support us by following us on instagram and Twitter! Also, you can sign up to our mailing list here or follow us on WordPress for email alerts whenever a new piece is published.

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to the Zine! We could not be more proud of our authors and we cannot wait to continue to create a kind and accepting space for emerging writers to shine, and for underrepresented authors and voices to be heard!

Happy New Year, love Nicola and Alice x

Letter from the editors

As the last quarter of the year opens before us, we thought that we would look back at everything we have published recently at Clover & White.

Submissions

We are always on the lookout for new flash fiction, short stories and poetry. We are drawn to work that does something a little different. Whether that is the subject matter, the style or the use of language, we like it when your writing does something that feels fresh. All the details are on our submissions page.

Recently Published

Flash Fiction

Nicola Ashbrook’s haunting short tale, To Transmogrify, kicked off our flash fiction in June with thoughts of obsession. kerry rawlinson explored the subtleties of gender inequality in A Fistfull of Nevermind. Robert Stone treated us to some beautiful prose in Infusoria, looking at space. Most recently we had Sisterly Devotion by Gordon Gibson, a funny albeit slightly twisted tale.

Short Story

Our short stories were kicked off with our own editor Nicola Bourne’s story, How I Killed Her: Confessions of an Anglo-Indian Girl, about a child’s insights and misunderstandings. We then jumped through space and time to Glass Ceiling by E.F.S. Byrne, a clever look at masculinity and marriage. This Far By Faith like all of J.L. Higg’s work focuses on the life of a Black American, while Claire Lawrence’s story Love Under A Halo looks at the unusual subject matter of love in an old peoples care home and is brilliant.

Poetry

All the poetry we’ve published has been so different, exploring distinct themes and ideas. This Is A Gut Feeling by M. Eileen, Public Transport Announcement by Sam Forge, Three Poems by Marion ‘AngieDoe’ Batts and breaking even by Abdulrahman M Abu-Yaman all explore distinct themes and ideas, letting only a few words communicate large stories.

If reading any of these pieces had inspired you to write your own, send it to us! We want to publish you!

Let’s stay in touch…

Clover & White publish short stories, flash fiction and poetry every Sunday. If you like what we do, share the love and let others know about us. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Twitter, and join our Mailing list!

The First 6-weeks of Clover & White

We still can’t quite believe that Clover & White has gone from a conversation between two friends who wanted to create a place where emerging and underrepresented authors could be showcased, to a fully fledged site that has already published some wonderful authors.

They key to setting up an online literary magazine is submissions, shares and a passion for writing. The last one we have oodles of but the first two are down to you. So if you like what we are doing, please share, like and tell others about us.

If you are a writer or harbour a dream of writing, we want to hear from you. We want to read what you are working on, help you if we can, and get you published!

Come and read what we’ve been up to so far…

Dip by Hadiyyah Kumah

Our first piece was by Hadiyyah Kuma, an Indo-Guyanese writer from Canada. A flash fiction snap shot into new found aloneness – and the distance between loved ones.

Three Poems by Chris Heath

Chris Heath’s The Glitch, Unmagick and Miscast are all exceptional poems that will cast a spell on you. His language leads you further into the distant world of his pieces.

Tomorrow Belongs To Me by Max Dunbar

Our first short story took a real turn, taking us to 1930’s Germany. Crossing genres between historical fiction and science fiction, it questions if we did have the ability to change the world’s past, would — or could, we do it?

becalmed by Mark Mayes

A haunting piece of flash fiction, becalmed offers the reader a new thought with every line. Before you’ve begun to piece together it’s allusions, it’s over… leaving you wanting more.

Giving you that coldsore by Megan Groves

Taking something that would ordinarily be considered gross and turning it into something that symbolises longing was so clever and moving in Megan Groves poem Giving you that coldsore.

Let’s stay in touch…

Clover & White publish short stories, flash fiction and poetry every Sunday. If you like what we do, share the love and let others know about us. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram & Twitter, and join our Mailing list!

Have a short story, flash fiction or poem to submit? Awesome! We would love to hear from you. Visit our submissions page for all the details.