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Welcome to impspired!


Streaks of Trance by Vatsala Radhakeesoon

“Vatsala has captured the colours of the island with swift strokes of her words. Her poems are bold, evocative and her vision unique. Visit the world painted by Ri-Ri’s brush that hatches dodos and basks in the glories of an island sunset. Lose yourself in mystic fun.”
— Mitali Chakravarty, Editor, Borderless Journal

Vatsala  Radhakeesoon’s  latest book is a collection of poems of cosmic gratitude and spiritual perspective. Delicate, lyrical, yet strong, these poems demonstrate her skill at encapsulating and presenting feelings of renunciation, completeness and determination. A very good book indeed.”

– Rhys Hughes, Author/poet

“In her poem “Nothing Matters Now,” Vatsala Radhakeesoon writes, “I can see clearly the journey of the soul, / detached, embedded in transcendental calmness,” and in Streaks of Trance, her latest book of poetry and art, the reader can clearly hear Vatsala’s passionate, jesting voice and behold through her art a unique visual cosmos.”

 –  Michael Bishop, Sci- fi writer/poet

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VOLUME FOUR of the Print Anthology is available to buy!

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Follow the link above to find the latest Impspired Print Anthology.

Check out the interview Editor Steve Cawte did with the fabulous Nik Perring here


I am proud to re-introduce myself. I helped to set-up Impspired.com with Shirley Bell in 2019. Whilst she had been dealing with the online magazine I had been preparing for the 1st print anthology. Following the sad news that due to a decline in her health Shirley was not going to be able to continue with the magazine it has fallen to myself to pick up the reigns for the online magazine also, continuing what she had started so well.

I have made contact with many of the wonderful writers who have contributed so far to Impspired and if I haven’t messaged you yet… it’s coming!

I am a Playwright, Poet, Actor and Performer myself so I know the effort that goes into producing the pieces you submit. I will do my best to make sure you get as much back from me as I am able to give.

If you have any work you would like to submit then please email me at: impspired@gmail.com

Send word documents, including a biography (250 words max) and a Photograph of yourself to include with the profile.

I look forward to seeing where impspired can go, and look forward to being in the priviledged position of reading so much great writing, by so many great writers!

Steve Cawte

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Help to support healthcare charities during this strange time by buying Henry Bladen’s book ‘Then the World Changed’. All profits are being donated to healthcare charities here and in the Netherlands.

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Hello and welcome. This is a site for writing and writers, spoken word performers and artists. We are an enthusiastic team, led by Steve Cawte.

This is designed as a platform for writers and artists, where they can find lots of information and news and see the work we have published.

Although we are based in Lincoln UK, and of course we welcome work from local writers, we would like to have an international reach and everyone is welcome to send in their work. Initially, we are publishing the magazine as an e-zine but we also intend to collect the work together and publish it in a print anthology.

You are invited to send in your work to our brand new impspired magazine

There will be a free online magazine published here every two months, we are currently open for submissions to Impspired Magazine Issue 3 until the end of February 2020, we will then open up for submissions to Issue 4.

Every four months we will create a print anthology from the e-zines, so the first anthology (Volume One) will consist of the work from impspired magazine issues 1& 2 and will be available on Amazon.

That means 6 online magazines a year and 3 print anthologies!

So please get writing! Submissions can be sent as word files or odt, jpgs for art work, and audio or video clips for performance poetry to impspired@gmail.com where we will look at your work with great interest. For information about what we are looking for please click ….. How to send in your work.

We want poems, stories, scripts, articles, reviews and drawings (which could be selected as cover images) and audio/video clips.

We will also bring all sorts of writing information and news, including how-to features, news about current writers and publishers, as well as keeping you up to date with events – readings, book launches and workshops.

We also welcome your news and information, because impspired also depends on you to keep us up to date.

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