Issue 5 – July 2021

Sideways issue 5-2

Featuring award-winning writers Bill Cotter and Christine Hamm; novelist and screenwriter Philip Davison; published poets Edward Alport, Mike Cole, Ian Heffernan, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad and Lorelei Bacht.

This issue also welcomes the poetry of Deborah York.


Edward Alport – DIES IRA’ & ‘How To Eat Chocolate’ 

Mike Cole – ‘Bats’, ‘Inebriate’ & ‘Climb’

Bill Cotter – ‘Visiting a Remembered Watershed’ & ‘Visiting an Old Wimmera Home’

Philip Davison – ‘Bowl of Fruit’

Ian Heffernan – ‘Chinese Haiku’ & ‘Nocturne, September 2018’

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad – ‘Secret Lives’ & ‘Holding Out’

Christine Hamm – ‘they move through their mute rooms’

Lorelei Bacht – ‘Sailor, i refute you.’

New Poets

Deborah York – ‘Thankful’

Issue 4 – January 2021

Sideways issue 4

Featuring multiple ‘Pushcart Prize’ and ‘Best of the Net’ nominee DS Maolalai; as well as published poets Bruach Mhor, Timothy Resau, Cara L McKee, Gerry Stewart, Gillie Robic, Beth McDonough and Leisha Douglas.

This issue also welcomes the poetry of actor and screenwriter Gabrielle Finnegan.


DS Maolalai – ‘Coathangers’ & ‘Knuckles’

Bruach Mhor – ‘Scandanavia according to Netflix’

Timothy Resau – ‘Leon’s Dream’ & ‘During The First Illness’

Cara McKee – ‘Red’, ‘The same as we’ve always been’ & ‘Donna’

Gerry Stewart – ‘Self-Determination’

Gillie Robic – ‘Fractured’

Beth McDonough – ‘28th of March Between the Port and the Cala’

Leisha Douglas – ‘Stop Here’ & ‘The Order of Things’  

New Poets

Gabrielle Finnegan – ‘Dessert’

Sideways issue three

Issue 3 – July 2020

Featuring literary prize winners Marka Rifat and William Cotter; as well as published poets Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Grant Tarbard, Madelaine Smith, Kathryn Southworth and A C Clarke.

This issue also hands a very warm welcome to journalist/creative artist Daniel Sollé and the exceptionally talented Ed Limb.

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful contributors.


Marka Rifat – ‘Dear enemy’ &  ‘Green Memory’

Ed Limb – ‘Joy, We Win’, ‘Snow’, ‘Attic’ & ‘Rented World’

Bobbi Sinha-Morey – ‘Hulio’, ‘Legacy’ & ‘Prairie’

Grant Tarbard – extract of ‘dog’ 

Madelaine Smith – ‘Christminster’, ‘Circle Dancing’

Daniel Sollé – ‘Dawn’ & ‘My Boy’

William Cotter – ‘Sputnik’

Kathryn Southworth – ‘Scissors…’ & ‘Building’

A C Clarke – ‘In Praise of Winter’

London issue 2

Issue 2, September 2019



Louis Faber – ‘Mid Morning Song’

Nicola Stringer – ‘London Chronic’

Judith Wozniak – ‘Westminster Bridge’

Ilse Pedler – ‘Museum of Excuses’

William Doreski – ‘The Spread of Unicorns’

William Doreski – ‘A Map of Pre-War London’

Kat Dixon – ‘other people are furniture (on the tube)’

James Bell – ‘parachuting onto Euston Road’

*Original version edited in October 2020 to remove Cai Draper’s poem ‘how we ever/in youngness’ 

Sideways issue 1 Nature

Issue 1, March 2019



Ceinwen Haydon – ‘The Welsh Marches’

Suchetana Day – ‘ The Moon Kissed Candlelight’

Linda M. Crate – ‘Right As Rain’, ‘Nature’s Wild Daughter’

Richard Gilbert-Cross – ‘Wetlands’

Kyla Houbolt – ‘Smith Creek After Hurricane Florence’