"9th Archipelago"

From an idea born in response to the pandemic.

In support of authors we know and admire.

As a community effort to bring fresh, new writing to 2021, Labello Press is excited to announce our latest publication project and first Invitational Anthology ‘9th Archipelago’, a stunning collection of Short Fiction and Poetry from:

Paul Burns/UK, Stefania Ferregutti/Switzerland, Martin Guppy/UK, Will Haynes/Spain, Deborah McMenamy/Ireland, Frederick Oscarsson/Sweden, Kathleen Reed/US, Wendy Staples/UK and Laurence Tournier/France.

Based on the challenges we are all currently facing, our concept for this collection has been inspired by the mythical Fifth Province which provided a safe space for dialogue in Ancient Ireland. In the centre of Ireland lies the Hill of Uisneach, recognized as a point of reconciliation; representing Warriorship, Dignity, Stability, Integrity and Principles. All of the attributes needed in the world always and especially at this time in history.

‘9th Archipelago’ therefore, is symbolic. A place that enables us to create despite the restraints in relation to the virus and all the political and scientific confusion surrounding it.

Copies of the anthology are now available!