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Welcoming 'The Lonely Crowd'

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If you've been following me on social media, you'll know that I'm thrilled by the new literary magazine The Lonely Crowd . (If you're not following me, do it now - @DanCoxonAuthor on Twitter). My excitement isn't purely voyeuristic. Yes, it's a beautiful-looking journal. Yes, at £6 it's possibly the bargain of the year. Yes, it has some amazing new fiction by Alison Moore, Tom Vowler, Stevie Davies, Anna Metcalfe and many more. But just as important - for me, anyway - is the fact that it also includes my short story 'What We Burned in the Fire' . The story is a continuation-of-sorts of 'Not the End of the World', which appeared in The Portland Review in 2013. You can find out more about the ideas behind it - and the spark that inspired it - in a short essay called ' A Land in Ruins ' that I wrote for the Lonely Crowd website. If you want to read the story itself, though (and you should - I think you'll like it), then y