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This anthology creates a dichotomy between the comfortable and the mysterious, providing a glimpse into hidden worlds and human nature; tantalizing in its mystique and refreshing in its insight into the minds of these exceptional Black British writers. It provides us with the opportunity to see what was previously unknown and to learn from what we see; to grow from what begins as a partial view but quickly transforms into the larger perspective. Secrets are uncovered; creatures are found; bodies buckle, whisper, float. In these stories we glimpse the dark and the light.

Leone Ross (Editor)
Fiction, Short Stories
Date published
15 Sep 2022

The very epitome of imagination, Glimpse combines the universality of human nature with unexplored worlds. As the first of its kind, Glimpse is a teaser of much more to come and consolidates Peepal Tree as a leading publisher for new Black British writing. 

The Writers
The contributors include award winning and internationally renowned fiction writers, poets and visual artists: Patience Agbabi, Muli Amaye, Alinah Azadeh, Judith Bryan, Patricia Cumper, Joshuah Idehen, Peter Kalu, Ronnie McGrath, Cedar Montieth, Chantal Oakes, Irenosen Okojie, Koye Oyedeji, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Jada Pearl, Aisha Phoenix, Akila Richards, Ioney Smallhorne, Melissa Wagner and Gemma Weekes.
Ronnie McGrath is also the cover artist for Glimpse.

We have NOT ONE but TWO exciting GLIMPSE-themed workshops, from INSCRIBE for writers who are Black, Asian, and people of colour! All genres welcome.

Workshop 1: The Alchemy of Place: Creating Immersive Settings with with Marcia Douglas (4 December 2021)

Workshop 2: INFINITUM: Afrofuturist Sequential-Based Narratives with Tim Fielder (11 December 2021)

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Leone Ross (Editor)

Leone Ross is a novelist, short story writer, editor, journalist and academic of Jamaican and Scottish ancestry. She was born in England and grew up in Jamaica. Her first novel, All The Blood Is Red was long listed for the Orange Prize, her second novel, Orange Laughter was chosen as a BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour Watershed Fiction favourite. In 2015, Leone was one of three judges for the Manchester Prize for Fiction.

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