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Myths of the Near Future - Issue 1
We are happy to announce the launch of the NAWE Young Writers' Hub magazine of new writing by the under 25s

Myths of the Near Future, for so long an almost mythical beast itself, is here at last, andit is my absolute pleasure to be its Editor. In this, our very first issue, we have delicate poetry from Hattie Grunewald, Samatar Elmi, and Rachel Woodbridge;  moving short stories from Sophie Taylor and Louis McDermott; and intense prose pieces from Clara Valentine and Abigail Andrews. The writer Helen Mort answers our questions on poetry, sincerity and neuroscience. A. L. Michael has practical words of  advice for modern writers, while Anthony Sproson offers a neat trick for those just picking up a pen. Adam Durrance and Max Brown explore fame; Jess Angell  questions our consciences; Owen Harry tells us to be afraid of the dark; and Ben Briggs and Oliver Nejad provide moments of poetic reflection. We hope you’ll agree it’s a beautiful collection.

I would like to congratulate and thank all the writers who so generously sent their work in, and made our job of selecting pieces such a delightfully tricky one. In the end, we set a course for variety, for quality, and for je ne sais quoi – I hope everyone will find something to give them a moment’s pause. I know that Myths is going to thrive because the breadth of talent we have seen already is astonishing, and I know there’s so much more out there that deserves to be read.