The Manchester Review
Autumn 2011

Welcome to Issue 7 of The Manchester Review. In this issue we feature, as we always aim to, excellent new work from well-known writers as well as a selection of new and exciting voices who are just beginning their writing careers. We have short stories from Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Millhauser and Booker Prize long-listed Jon McGregor, memoir (with a distinctly 1980s feel) from Catherine O'Flynn, and new poetry from multi-award-winning poets Sean O'Brien and George Szirtes. We also have new work from younger writers such as Lucy Durneen, Caleb Klaces and Tom Warner who are just beginning to make their names, and who I'm sure we will hear much more from in years to come.

The Manchester Review is now in its fourth year of publication. Although it still seems to me a relatively new venture, within the life-cycle of online journals we are no doubt getting closer to middle age. With that in mind we will be rethinking and redesigning the site in time for the next issue in the spring of 2012. We will continue, of course, to offer the very best poetry and prose we can get our hands on, but we will also be looking to revitalise the Review section of the site to make The Manchester Review a place readers can and will go to not only for top-notch writing but also for lively and energetic on-going debate about the cultural and literary matters. Watch this space!

Ian McGuire, co-editor