I’ve only just stumbled across this. Cuckoo has been going for just over a year and is a literary magazine aimed at young writers, writers under 19. The magazine is looking for submissions in short fiction, poetry, screenplays, reviews, rants and they say if what you write isn’t listed send it along anyway as they may be interested in it.
I wish there’d been something around like this when I was under 19 (many centuries ago,) so if you are, or know a young writer send them this way and get them to share their work with the world.
I’ve nicked this straight from the BBC site. It’s well worth five minutes of your time to hear him talk about the distinction between prose and poetry and why he thinks poetry is still the most powerful art form. Click on the link below to go to the BBC site. It seems the Beeb wont allow me to share their vids.
There’s also a great one with Philip Pulman where he talks about who he writes for and what’s important to him as a writer. Some nice slagging off of the UK’s restrictive National Curriculum in schools as well.