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Wordsmithery is a live lit organisation and publisher which has been active in the Kent literary scene and beyond, running various literary projects since 2010. Confluence is our magazine.

Confluence is a new writing magazine which publishes in print twice a year. See Submissions for what we're looking for and how to submit!

ISSN 2515-1223

Our story...

Confluence was first published in August 2016 as a limited edition Risograph printed A4 zine, Issue 2 was produced as an online only version linked to our regular text-art project 'An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics', then two more Risograph printed issues, (3 and 4), were produced.


We were delighted that as part of our Arts Council England funded Confluence: Plant; Grow; Nurture  project (2017-18), we have been able to redesign the magazine and change its look, it's now published in full colour and fits nicely in your bag. We've also begun to let people in other parts of the country (the world even!) know about Confluence.


Although we had some funding to contribute to the magazine’s upkeep (Issues 5-8) and make this website as part of the project, we still rely mainly on volunteers, and on subscriptions and sales. So if you like what you see – please consider subscribing or buying an issue. (If you don't fancy buying one, then please tell your reader friends about us and share our social media posts.) Thanks!

Reviews and Opinions...

We have a team of reviewers, who review poetry and short story collections for us on the website. Please drop us a line if you would like us to review your book. (Books should have been published in the last year.) 


If you would like to contribute Opinions/thought-pieces on literary-related topics, then please send a short pitch for your article to our editorial email. We currently can't offer payment for this, but will send you a PDF or print copy back issue of the magazine.    

Editorial team


Managing Editor, Designer, Reviewer

Sam is a playwright and writer. Her play My Mind is Free, has been performed in America and the UK. She runs Wordsmithery.



Barry is a walking writer and poet. He curates 'An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics' text-art exhibition project, and runs spoken word events.



A writer, broadcaster, podcaster, teacher and events organiser, based in Kent.



Setareh Ebrahimi is a poet from Kent, and the author of 'In My Arms' from Bad Betty Press, and 'Galloping Horses' (Wordsmithery).



Bethany Goodwill, a Medway-based poet and one half of the Rochester poetry night Big Trouble. A regular on the Kent poetry scene. 



Sarah Hehir writes poetry and drama. In 2013, she won the BBC Writer’s Prize for her Radio Play ‘Bang Up.’ Since then, she has written for stage, theatre, radio and TV. 



Melissa Todd is a writer and performer, the director of Hags Ahoy theatre company and managing editor of Thanet Writers.

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