Rhiannon Walsh – ‘November’

Arkbound is very proud to introduce you to the work of the aspiring writer Rhiannon Walsh! Rhiannon has been working on her writing with experienced mentor Madeleine Mankey for the past six months and offered us the fabulous first chapter of her novel to share with you all: Chapter 1 ‘November’ It was a bitterly […]

Trey Kyeremeh – Poetry & Fiction

The Arkbound Foundation and the Bridging Literary Divides team are delighted to introduce you to the works of poetry and fiction of Trey Kyeremeh, mentored and edited by Matthew Azoulay. Why I write, #1 (Radical Love) Community, that’s where I root radical love. It was where I first felt love and where I learnt to […]

Ryan McMullan – ‘Just One’

Our Bridging Literary Divides programme is proud to showcase our mentee Ryan McMullan and his incredible novella Just One. He was mentored by experienced writer Matthew Azoulay. Just One is a social realist novella about a queer disabled person’s coming of age experiences in Edinburgh. Sean, the protagonist, has a severe speech impairment and physical […]

Liam Kirk – ‘Crashing By Design’

The Arkbound Foundation and the Bridging Literary Divides team are delighted to share an extract of the work of the aspiring writer Liam Kirk. The project of Liam, who was mentored by Kayla Kemhadjian and Michèle Smith, was to write a fictionalised memoir with the working title of Crashing By Design. It is a story […]

N.C. Campbell – ‘Call of the Void’

The Arkbound Foundation and the Bridging Literary Divides team are delighted to share another extract from N.C. Campbell’s novel Call of the Void. Jasami Publishing announced that the novel will be out in October 2022. Natalie has been mentored by Michèle Smith, the managing director of Jasami. Call of the Void will be be assembling […]

Kristina Stevens – ‘Outsider Complex’

Our foundation is extremely excited to introduce you to the incredible work of our inaugural writer from our Bridging Literary Divides mentoring program: Kristina Stevens! As part of the Scottish mentoring programme, Kristina has been mentored by accomplished editor Jim Dempsey, who together have worked on her novel ‘Outsider Complex’. The novel is a cathartic […]

Meeting with George from Salamander Street

Last Tuesday, some of the participants of Bridging Literary Divides and Power of the Pen (our other creative writing mentoring program at Arkbound) attended a Q&A session with George Spender, the director of Salamander Street. George, who is the former Editorial Director of Oberon Books, founded his publishing house in 2019 in Leith (Edinburgh). Its […]

‘Call of the Void’, Natalie Campbell’s novel to be published by Jasami

The young Stirling-based author was explaining in June 2021 that, despite having an encouraging family and the chance to study Creative Writing at university, she was never able to fully focus on her writing during her degree as she had to financially support herself while routinely dealing with a chronic illness. Participating in Bridging Literary […]