About Us

The Cadaverine Magazine publishes the best new poetry, prose and non-fiction from under 30’s. We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent. We believe the UK is blessed with a talented generation of young writers. Yet, talented as they are, much of their work is left unseen and unattainable. We believe this region benefits from an active, young and eager readership. Our purpose is to unite these isolated groups –– to bring together a new readership with emerging authors. We believe literature is news that stays news. We believe our writers are its authors.

Editorial Team

General Editor: Lenni Sanders

Lenni Sanders cred Steve Dearden Lenni Sanders comes from Crewe and lives in Manchester. She graduated from Lancaster University with First Class Honours in English Literature with Creative Writing in 2014, winning the Programme Prize for Poetry. She was a Commended Poet in Foyle Young Poets 2010. Her poems have appeared in various print and online publications. Previously a member of Stirred poetry collective, she is now one half of performance group iOrganic, whose work has been performed at Chetham’s Library, Contact, Manchester Museum, and other cultural spaces.

Poetry Editor and Development Officer: Phoebe Walker

Phoebe WalkerPhoebe Walker is originally from Hexham, Northumberland and currently works for a social justice charity in London. She was a Foyle Young Poet in 2007 and 2009, won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2012, and has been published in Magma, CAKE magazine, The Missing Slate, Diamond Twig and the Tower Poetry anthology, Earth-Quiet.

Poetry Editor: Finn Jackson

Finn JacksonFinn Jackson graduated from Lancaster University in 2014 with a Masters in Creative Writing. Previously Editor for Cake Magazine (poetry / flash fiction / comment and review) she has had her own poetry and short fiction published by For Books’ Sake, Litmus Publishing, Popshot Magazine and more.

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Poetry Editor: Helen Bowell 

helen-bowellHelen Bowell is originally from Reading, and studied English Literature at Durham, where she was the editor of the literary magazine From the Lighthouse, and president of the Creative Writing Society. She is a member of the Dead Women Poets Society team, a project exploring our relationships to women writers of the past. In 2011 and 2012, she was a commended Foyle Young Poet, and helped organise Foyle 2016 as an intern at the Poetry Society. She is also a graduate of the Writing Squad. Helen’s poems have been published in a couple of Forward anthologies, Cuckoo Quarterly, Stirred Poetry, Alliterati, and various other corners of the internet.

Fiction Editor: Ian Chung

Ian ChungIan Chung is currently Prose Editor at Cadaverine. A graduate of the Warwick Writing Programme, his work has appeared in Asiatic, Axon, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Cadaverine, Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure, Ink Sweat & Tears, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, The Misfit Quarterly, and Unthology No. 3 (Unthank Books, 2012), among others. He has also contributed to several publications by Singapore-based Math Paper Press, including the Twenty-Four Flavours series, and most recently, the poetry anthologies SingPoWriMo: The Anthology 2014 and A Luxury We Cannot Afford. He was nominated by Camroc Press Review for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net 2010. He reviews for Cadaverine, Sabotage Reviews and Sidekick Books, and is the founder of Eunoia Review, an online journal publishing new work twice daily.

Fiction Editor: Nici West

Nici WestNici West was born in Essex and now lives and works in London. Her stories have been published in Weave Magazine, Nib Magazine, Dead Ink, Shoestring North, and was shortlisted for the Flash Mob Writing Competition in Chorlton Arts Festival 2011. She is co-Producer for Bad Language Mcr, and curated the annual Literature Festival for Lancaster Litfest 2012, worked as an Editor for Quartet Books and is now a freelance editor and writer. She was General Editor for The Cadaverine from 2012 to 2014 and graduated from Manchester University in 2012 with a Masters in Creative Writing.

Fiction Editor: Molly Horan 

SOLOCOMMHoran2Molly Horan is an adjunct professor at NYU specializing in young adult literature. Her writing has been published on Refinery29, Mashable, TeenVogue, Flavorwire, and many other sites.

Consulting Editors

Consulting Reviews Editor: Scott Morris Scott Morris was born in Hereford but now lives in London, where he works at Gresham College. Scott was a founding member and former editor of Tapfactory arts magazine, and his prose and poetry have appeared in Trespass, Pomegranate, Polluto, Tengen, The Delinquent and Avocado magazines. In 2010, he was shortlisted for the London Fringe Festival Short Fiction Award. His literary reviews appear regularly in The Literateur, and he was announced joint winner of the 2010 London Review of Books’ Young Reviewers’ Competition for his piece on Don DeLillo’s Point Omega.

Consulting Poetry Editor: Richie McCaffery

Richie McCaffery (b. 1986) is a Carnegie scholar at the University of Glasgow researching the Scottish poets of World War Two towards a Ph.D in Scottish Literature. His work has appeared in pamphlet form, with a collection published by HappenStance Press, called Spinning Plates in March 2012. His poems have been published in journals such as Stand, Magma, The Dark Horse, The Reader, The Rialto and many others. In 2012 he was shortlisted for an Eric Gregory Award and in 2011 he enjoyed a Hawthornden Castle fellowship.

Consulting Editor: Suzie Evans

Suzie Evans lives in Leeds and likes to travel on foot. She is studying for an MA in Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. She has had poems published in magazines includingThe Rialto, Iota and Brittle Star. She has been poetry editor for Cadaverine since 2009 and runs writing workshops at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery in Leeds. She has performed her work at Ilkley and Morley literature festivals. Her website is http://suzannahevans.wordpress.com.

Consulting Editor: Jo Brandon

Jo Brandon is a  writer and editor based in West Yorkshire. She graduated with a First BA Honours in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds in 2007. Her poetry, short stories and non-fiction have appeared in a number of publications including Like Starlings, Squid Quarterly, Cadaverine, Aesthetica, Mslexia, Scribe, Dream Catcher, Yorkshire Telly, Beyond and Cake. Jo has performed at a number of literary events including Headingley Literature Festival, Planet Leeds, Ilkley Literature Festival, East Leeds FM Musicathon and Barefoot in Park. Jo was one of the 2010 I Love West Leeds Festival Young Writers in Residence in July 2010 and is currently participating in a BBC-funded Young Writers attachment at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Links: jobrandon.com

Founding Editor: Wes Brown

Wes Brown is a writer, publisher and wrestler based in London. He is Director at Dead Ink Books, Co-ordinator at the National Association of Writers in Education, Administrator at Magma Poetry and Visiting Lecturer at UEL. His stories, poems and reviews have appeared widely on and offline.