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Tall Tales Interview

Posted on 22 September 2004. © Copyright 2004-2018 WriteWords
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WriteWords talks to Thomas Watkin, editor of new fiction magazine Tall Tales.

Tell us about Tall Tales

Tall Tales started forming in my head whilst on the tube without a book. I then undertook the role of editor (and everything else) and with the help of some great people put together the first issue. The concept behind is to create a regular outlet for unknown writers to print their short stories and provide readers with a FREE magazine full of brand new fiction.


What kind of writing are you looking for?

We are looking for anything and everything, all styles and genres are accepted. The only thing we ask is for there to be some sort of connection with London, though this can be as strong or tenuous as desired.

Who are your favourite writers and why?

I try to read as many different styles and genres as possible. A few of my recent favourites are Donna Tartt, Iain McEwan, Iain M Banks and Rohinton Mistry. I find their characters engaging and have the need to find out what happens to them next.


What excites you about a piece of writing-

I like to feel emotional while reading a piece of writing, happy, sad, angry or whatever. If my emotions are toyed with I feel Iíve had a satisfying read.





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Comments by other Members



Account Closed at 12:53 on 23 September 2004  Report this post
Nice interview and great to see Deblet's short story has been accepted for this magazine, 'DIRTY PROTEST' - well worth reading as it has a lot of style and shows that the mag has very good taste :)

Ste

Anna Reynolds at 16:14 on 27 September 2004  Report this post
Well that's a good omen for the magazine then.

Account Closed at 17:10 on 27 September 2004  Report this post
The above link doesn't work. I'd love to check out their website.

Ste

deblet at 08:07 on 29 September 2004  Report this post
A great concept Tom, and having seen the first issue, put together really well. London's literary answer to the Metro perhaps? All the best for it's growth and popularity.

deblet

And thanks Anna, that's exactly what I thought.

Kara at 15:32 on 19 November 2004  Report this post
I also tried and failed to get through to the website. Any other way in?


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