Cadaverine Magazine

The best new poetry, prose and non-fiction from emerging writers under 30

We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent.
I thought of life as moments;
                       then as years, 
                       now as stages...

Three Poems by Maryam Hussain

I thought of life as moments;
then as years,
now as stages…

Oct, 18 · in Poetry
Tom lingered a while, his eyes still transfixed by the dark water. He wasn’t sure he could go any nearer. He felt his hand clench on the thin wooden fence that stood between him and the steep decline to the lake, and the clouds obscured the sun. He wondered how many men he had killed that day.

The Story of Two Rainfalls

Tom lingered a while, his eyes still transfixed by the dark water. He wasn’t sure he could go any nearer. He felt his hand clench on the thin wooden fence that stood between him and the steep decline to the lake, and the clouds obscured the sun. He wondered how many men he had killed that day.

Sep, 19 · in Prose

Hold Your Own – A Review by Sohini Basak

  How many yous have you been? How many, Lined up inside, Each killing the last?                   (‘The woman the boy became’)   In the middle of her ...

Oct, 18 · in Non-Fiction,Reviews

Autumn opportunities and events

Whether you’ve submitted to The Cadaverine or you’re just thinking about it, we want to help you develop your talent. Here’s our round up of events and opportunities for young writers this autumn and don’t ...

Oct, 18
As sensational was the awaited comet that stopped 
running for its bus to sit on the edge of the atmosphere

The Doughnut Peach by James Nixon

As sensational was the awaited comet that stopped
running for its bus to sit on the edge of the atmosphere

Oct, 15
Six new poems by Elizabeth King. Highly recommended.

New poems by Elizabeth King

Six new poems by Elizabeth King. Highly recommended.

Oct, 09

Everybody Knows This is Nowhere – A review By Kate Hagan

 Alice Furse’s debut novel ‘Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere’ leaves the reader feeling a great concern for young people. Such a lasting impression is by no means a negative reflection on the book – in ...

Oct, 09