Guest Blog: HeadSpace

Naomi Elster tells The Incubator all about the wonderful work HeadSpace is committed to. ''There is a dearth of reading material in hospitals, and we set up HeadSpace, a literary and artistic anthology, to help remedy this. Reading is an ideal entertainment to provide to wards as patients can choose to engage or not, a … Continue reading Guest Blog: HeadSpace


Paula Matthews interviews The Incubator

Local poet Paula Matthews speaks to our Editor ahead of our submission period. Paula: As a new writer, I’m conscious of the current changes in publishing and have found that there are a lot of publishers choosing online journals at the moment. I’m also aware that there’s a need for new forums in which emerging … Continue reading Paula Matthews interviews The Incubator

David Park reading This video was filmed in 2010, at the John Hewitt international Summer School. CultureNorthernIreland met with David Park as he read a, then, new story; untitled, and about Amsterdam and George Best's funeral. Belfast born, 1953, David Park taught English in secondary schools for over 30 years before retiring four years ago. His first … Continue reading David Park reading

Costa Short Story Award Winner

Costa Short Story Award WinnerAngela Readman's story 'The Keeper of the Jackalopes' was awarded winner of the Costa Short Story Award, with Kit De Waal's 'The Old Man and the Suit' and Tony Bagley's 'The Forgiveness Thing' as runners up.When speaking of her win Angela told The Short Review:“I’ve been quietly writing for years... I was … Continue reading Costa Short Story Award Winner