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.

Two Poems by Diana Cadello

  Left Behind     Cobblestones buckle Knowing time has passed them by And will not return.     The Stolen Hours   Listen: the bells. The sun has fallen. The stockholders of my time ...

Aug, 29 · in Poetry
"That," the young man (whose name was Desmond) replied, "like ballet, is illegal in this country. Welcome to the Resistance."

Ballet is Illegal in Turkmenistan: a tale by Adam Napier

“That,” the young man (whose name was Desmond) replied, “like ballet, is illegal in this country. Welcome to the Resistance.”

Aug, 21 · in Prose

Glow – A Review by James Connell

The publication of any work of fiction by Ned Beauman has become a fairly major event in British literature. The author of two acclaimed, award-shortlisted novels (Boxer, Beetle, 2010 and The Teleportation Accident, 2012), and ...

Aug, 28 · in Reviews
It was a strange day when Ernest Hemingway first appeared:
waiting for me out in the garden

Meeting Hemingway by Mark Greene

It was a strange day when Ernest Hemingway first appeared:
waiting for me out in the garden

Aug, 27
I wear skin the way the land bears
its own light. I cry rain, speak thunder,
burn at the core of this being human.

Self-portrait by Mary Jean Chan

I wear skin the way the land bears
its own light. I cry rain, speak thunder,
burn at the core of this being human.

Aug, 22
"That," the young man (whose name was Desmond) replied, "like ballet, is illegal in this country. Welcome to the Resistance."

Ballet is Illegal in Turkmenistan: a tale by Adam Napier

“That,” the young man (whose name was Desmond) replied, “like ballet, is illegal in this country. Welcome to the Resistance.”

Aug, 21
"Life would be better if we didn't have jobs," the blonde woman says, "if we could just have sex and eat and talk."

Small Portions by Thomas Stewart

“Life would be better if we didn’t have jobs,” the blonde woman says, “if we could just have sex and eat and talk.”

Aug, 14