Issue #1

Welcome to Route 57, the University of Sheffield's School of English online writing magazine, a literary journal where students can read and publish innovative poetry, fiction, short plays or scripts, and literary non-fiction of the highest quality.

Route 57 is published at the end of each academic year as an e-zine on the web and has been compiled by several genre-specific editorial teams of staff and students who have worked collectively to select and edit the submissions for online publication. We are proud to present this, the first issue, and its editors hope you enjoy its contents and will consider submission next year.

Thank you to all who submitted work and to all who have worked so hard to get the issue together. A special thanks to Andrea Nagel and Tom Szekeres who designed the journal, and to CILASS for funding the whole project.