It’s that time again. Winter’s been tough, what with all the snow and the cuts and Christmas etc, but we’re here to bring some much needed artificial, energy-saving sunshine into your lives with our February issue of Words With JAM.
Cover star Guy Saville talks about his upcoming release The Afrika Reich, in which he twists history a little to make it even more gripping than it actually was; we have a (slightly delayed) look back at last year’s Wigtown Book Festival, and delve into the world of virtual friendships with Catriona Troth.
We’re delighted, yet a little bit scared, to welcome two new contributors this month, in the shape of Andrew Ramsay and his take on the world of comic geekdom, and Matt Shaw, cartoonist extraordinaire.
We have our usual round up of reviews, comment and idiocy as well as new feature The Rumour Mill, where we’ll be busting myths, some of which may even be vaguely writing related. And of course, there’s the small matter of our Comp Corner Last Lines competition. Let’s just say we were ever so slightly overwhelmed by the increase in entries for this one compared to previous Comp Corners. Wonder if that had anything to do with the brilliant prize on offer courtesy of Ruth Saberton? The ten top entries as well as the overall winner are announced within!
So pull up a chair, stick your feet on the pouffe and light your pipe. Words With JAM – it’s free and it’s here to stay. Get used to it.