About Us



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Dead Ink is a publisher of [Anti] Literature. We publish contemporary fiction, poetry, reviews and interviews online, digitally and in print.

[Anti] Literature is literature in opposition. Nothing is sacred.


Nathan Connolly – Director.  Nathan Connolly is a Manchester based Writer and Publisher. He was the founder of The Night Light and has worked for The Big Issue in the North and Crecy Publishing. He is currently on the board of The Society of Young Publishers in the North and Midlands. He is founder and coordinator of The Big Issue in the North Award for Short Fiction, an award that aims to support new writers whilst raising funds for The Big Issue in the North Trust. He tweets at @NightLightNate and is available via email at njwc[at]mac.com.



1053231_10151604283448647_990714334_o-2Wes Brown – Director. 
Wes Brown is a 28 year old writer based in London. He is the Young Writer’s Co-ordinator at the National Association of Writers in Education and administrator at Magma Poetry. He was the founding editor of Cadaverine Magazine and has worked for the National Association of Literature Development, Borders Books and co-chaired the Society and Young Publishers in the North and Midlands. He Has written for New TrespassRoute, AestheticaPoetcastingFreedom in a Puritan Age, Culture Wars and his debut novel, Shark was republished by Valley Press. He is currently working on a novel called When Lights Are Bright inspired by the Shannon Mathews kidnap. He tweets @wesbrownwriter.



deadink photoKatherine Horrex – New Writing Editor.  Based in Manchester, Katherine deals with the poetry and prose at Dead Ink.  One of her latest poems is forthcoming in the May issue of Poetry London.  Other poems can be found in Morning Star and also in  The Times Literary Supplement  where some of her reviews have featured as well.  She has written for Index on Censorship  and is on Twitter @katherinehorrex





Chris Kerr – Reviews Editor. Chris Kerr lives in London and is 24 years old. He is an associate member of the board at Magma Poetry where he is responsible for the digital versions of the magazine. Chris reviews theatre and opera for A Younger Theatre and has written for Culture Wars, and poetry review magazine Hix Eros. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature. He recently presented a paper on the work of concrete poet Ian Hamilton Finlay at an academic conference at the University of Strathclyde.



Estelle 2Estelle Morris – Art Director. After graduating in illustration and working in packaging design, Estelle is now a freelance illustrator and designer working in London. She created the Dead Ink logo, as well as contributing ongoing article images and ebook covers. Her work can be found at estellemorris.co.uk and she tweets @estelle_morris.






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