The latest edition of the Creative Writing programme’s annual on-line journal, the Swansea Review, will be accessible worldwide from 9 May 2013.

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Edited on this occasion by Dr Alan Bilton and Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar, it is a vibrant mixture of work by Creative Writing staff, students and well-known writers with established reputations.

To quote from Alan’s lively introduction: "The raison d’être of the review is to showcase the work of both writers and students connected to the Creative Writing program at Swansea University, whilst simultaneously reaching out to present striking and original work from around the globe ... This year we have lovelorn snowmen, man-eating pianos, Welsh haiku, ghosts, frog fish and Arab-Israeli geo-politics. We’re also delighted to include an interview with the University’s Royal Writing Fellow, Dr. Gwyneth Lewis, a review of dramatist D.J. Britton’s hugely successful production of  The Wizard, The Goat, and The Man who Won the War in Singapore, and new short stories by our very own Booker-nominated Professor Stevie Davies,  the Berlin-based author, Kate Brown, and Tania Hershman, Britain’s greatest exponent of flash-fiction .... Swansea’s cauldron is popping and fizzing with creative energy – something is very definitely in the water (or the rain).

Jane Fraser’s haibun ‘Urodynamics’ has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 British Haiku award, whilst Dave Shannon’s short story has made it through to the longlist for the BBC Short Story Unit. Roshi Fernando, whose work is published by Bloomsbury and Knopf, has been generous with her time to conduct classes in the short story, Jennifer Cryer, author of Breathing on Glass, has spoken to students about her experiences with editors, publishers and readers, E.S.G. Wride has seen her work performed in Swansea, Al Kellerman is now the poetry editor of Parthian, and my illustrious co-editor, Anne Lauppe Dunbar, has secured a top London agent for her first novel, Dark Mermaids."

The Swansea Review will be back next year, which is of course the centenary of Dylan Thomas.  If you'd like to read the Swansea Review, follow this link: