Sunday, 26 February 2012

Submission Accomplished!

Check out Submission Accomplished, an article K's written for the fantastic Young Poets Network on submitting to magazines. Comments appreciated!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tickets please! Fuselit: Contraption is out at last!

After a long, long time under tarpaulin, attended by sinister figures in black, we unleash upon you, the public, not only a gorgeous new website, courtesy of Jon's tireless graftery, but also Fuselit's 17th issue, Contraption!

Available to read online, or as a free (or pay-what-you-want-if-you-like) download for your Kindle or e-book reader, as well as in its traditional paper/card/ribbon/unicorn toenail hand-made format, it's a modern marvel!

Head to for a closer inspection.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Imminent Activity

New Fuselit website will be up in the next couple of days, with Contraption ready to buy.

Monday, 13 February 2012

The Boar reviews 'Confronting the Danger of Art'

Award-winning university newspaper The Boar has reviewed Ian McLachlan and Phil Cooper's 'Confronting the Danger of Art' thus:

"Imagine a world in which artistic expression is suppressed and condemned by the government. Not too difficult, is it, considering the cuts we have suffered in recent years. Both wonderfully relevant therefore and also intriguing in its portrayal of the thing is Ian McLachlan's 'Confronting The Danger Of Art', a short poetry pamphlet that talks about how to survive an influx of creative types and their work in the style of a 70s nuclear safety information booklet. It is a marriage of ideas that does not sound quite as effective as it actually is; the poetry within providing a hilarious and searing look at the way people do sometimes treat the arts, and how it is a slippery slope potentially towards more totalitarian views ... perfectly crafted and delightfully witty."

Buy 'Confronting the Danger of Art' here, and make an old alchemist marginally wealthier.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Various logos

Wait, I'm not a graphic designer. How did I end up having to do this much work just for some crummy logos for various arms of Sidekick?

Friday, 10 February 2012

Fuselit/Sidekick Books Selected Poems at the V&A

Much like St Gundebert, we're very much looking forward to 21 February. Unlike St Gundebert, we don't get an entire day dedicated to our work, and nobody, to my knowledge, prays to us on a regular basis.

So why are we stoked? Fuselit and Sidekick Books, in collaboration with Selected Poems, are all set for a night of poetry-based frolics to launch Fuselit Contraption and celebrate our ramshackle brand of collaborative poetry!

As well as Jon and K, Dr Fulminare's ambassadors for the night will be:
•the winsome and whimsical Chrissy Williams, whose collection, The Jam Trap, is due in March from Soaring Penguin;
•Department for Public Safety spokespoet and co-author of the recently released report, Confronting the Danger of Art, Ian McLachlan;
•schmoove raconteuse and crafter of poetic contraptions, Sophia Blackwell;
•Fuselit and Birdbook formal firestarter, M.P. Dean.

Come down and say hello!

Facebook event here. Past events have hit capacity, so get in quick.
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