One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Usually around this time of year, The Bandwagon hosts the Cornish Reading Challenge. Sadly, due to other commitments, the challenge isn't happening this year. But to cheer me up, I was given a copy of One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick to review. Against the beauty of Cornwall, a story of two women struggling with [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Liz Carr

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Liz Carr, and read her submission, A Mere Mortal. Liz Carr has been a writer and editor in higher education, for charities, and commercial organisations since 1990. She has also [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Julia Macfarlane

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Julia Macfarlane, and read her submission, Cornwall For A Change. After a varied career, encompassing time as a tax inspector, a French-German translator, and management positions in various universities, Julia packed [...]

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Aidan McNally

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Aidan McNally, and read his submission, Safe Harbour. Born Dublin Ireland, very much the countryside region of the wonderful capital city. The 70's and 80's has proven to be the [...]

Introducing Christopher Joyce, winner of the Cornish Writing Challenge 2017

It is my great pleasure to introduce Christopher Joyce, whose short story Mama's Gonna Float The Gypsum won the very first Cornish Writing Challenge! You can read his story on Frost Magazine here. Christopher Joyce, from Chichester in West Sussex, has been a teacher, waiter, once made Venetian blinds, and has worked in a steel [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Thank You!

As the third annual Cornish Reading Challenge comes to a close, I want to thank everyone who's joined in and made it a success. To the authors, for their hard work and participation. This wouldn't work if it wasn't for you. To the readers, who get involved and create a buzz. I hope you enjoy [...]

Cornish Reading Challenge: Visiting God’s own country

This June, we'll be paying a visit to our favourite place in the world: Cornwall. Going back as an emmet will be strange, but we're excited to spend six days in God's own country. We've decided to stay in Fowey, in a lovely little cottage called Ebb Tide. It sleeps 4 people, and is perfectly [...]