I’m deeply impressed by the first edition of this young writers magazine that is connected to the Hexham Young Writers’ group that I run for New Writing North. The magazine is open to writers under the age of 19, as is the group which meets fortnightly on Saturdays – contact New Writing North for further details.

From the New Writing North website:

“Edition 1 of Cuckoo Quarterly, the new online literary magazine written and edited by writers aged between 11-19, was launched last Friday 28 October and is now available to read at www.cuckooquarterly.com. Cuckoo Quarterly aims to publish the best young writing from all forms and genres and to be accessible and attractive to a wide readership.

Submissions for Edition 1 came from attendees of New Writing North’s three fortnightly writers’ groups in Newcastle, Hexham and Durham, or from those who participated in our Writing Summer Schools but Cuckoo Quarterly hopes that future editions will attract submissions from all over the world.

Follow Cuckoo Quarterly at facebook.com/CuckooQuarterly and @twitter.com/CuckooQuarterly.”