A fiction-focused fanzine that across its various issues aims to include short stories, extracts, poetry, lyrics, cut-ups, author interviews, journalism, reviews and letters. We publish original literature by exciting writers, and as such Verbal offers an alternative to a main-stream that has become narrow-minded and elitist. The stories that are told should not be decided by accountants. Neither should they be censored according to the latest whims of the thought police. Fiction matters. It deserves better.
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New stories by Koushik Banerjea, Garry Bushell, Joe England, Pete Haynes, Allan Kausch, Russ Litten, Cathi Unsworth. Lyrics by JC Carroll of The Members. Like Real Life – Dan Fante interview. Mash-Up Number 2. (52 pages, £2.50 + £1p&p)
Fiction from Martin Knight, Michael Keenagan, Pete Haynes, Joe England and Robert Ciesla. Poetry by Joseph Ridgwell. God Bless Punk – Irvine Welsh interview. Mash-Up Number 1 / Mr Fair’s Magic Lantern. (52 pages / £2.50 + £1p&p)
Malcolm Owen / Human Punk Special. Produced for a Club Ska event at The Rayners Inn, West London. In remembrance of Malcolm, lead singer with The Ruts. Guest appearance on the night from Paul Fox. Essays by Mark Wyeth and Steve Perry. Profiles, reviews, etc. A DrugScope benefit. (36 pages /£2.50 + £1p&p).
Boot Generation fiction by Stewart Home, Kevin Williamson, Laura Hird, David Murphy, Karen Elliott, Brent Hodgson and John King. Poems by Bobby Christie. Interview with skinhead author Steve Goodman. (52 pages, £2.50 + £1p&p)
In production. Fiction from Koushik Banerjea, Pete McKenna, Cathi Unsworth and others. Interview with Stewart Home. Non-fiction by Martin Knight and Peter Mason. Mash-Up Number 3.