Issue 4, Photographs and Falcons, was printed and released for sale at the University on the 27th April, 2016. To get your hands on a physical copy for only £3, contact Simon Holloway at the University of Bolton by email —firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISSN 2398-1938 (Print) ISSN 2398-1946 (Online)
A VIEW FROM A MET STATION: Craig Snelgrove
EDITOR – Louise Wilkes
Third year creative writing student. When she’s not stressing over The Bolton Review she’s talking about books on her blog The Halle-Lou-Jah Chorus.
ASSISTANT EDITOR – Emma Swiatek
Emma is a second year Creative Writing student at the University of Bolton aiming to graduate with her sanity still intact sometime in 2018.
THE EDITORIAL TEAM
EXECUTIVE EDITOR – Simon Holloway
Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bolton. His latest novel, The Words We Use are Black and White, was published in autumn 2014.
With special thanks to Amy Millar and Joshua Bower
COVER DESIGN – Louise Wilkes
© The Bolton Review, 2016
This has not been an easy task.
This is fine. People scoff at our Bachelors of Arts degrees and often tell us they’re worthless, that they were easier. Let them, because we know different. Heck, this issue for me, proves that they are wrong. Creativity is hard and we do it very well at the University of Bolton.
Not one of the following works is the same and that is a triumph. Other places (and I know, I’ve been to enough of them), try to squash diversity in writing. They don’t like experimentation, they like to tell you what you can and can’t do and mould you into something else. Not here, no, here we are free to write about whatever or whoever we please and this issue proves that. I dare you to read ahead and find two voices that are the same.
Thank you to everyone who submitted, sorry I could not include you all. I hope whoever comes next has a much easier time than I did, but I doubt it, creativity is hard after all.