Writing the Black Country

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Wolverhampton
contact email: 

Writing the Black Country is a blog edited by Dr Paul McDonald and R. M. Francis, from the Centre of Transnational and Transcultural Research at University of Wolverhampton in the UK. It's designed to showcase writing about England's industrial Midlands, and we are interested particularly in poetry and short prose pieces that focus on specific areas within the region.

We're less interested in writing about the region generally, but are looking for site, place or area specific work. For example, using a town, a street, a site as a point of departure or as setting for a work of fiction or poetry.

In time, this blog will transition, becoming an online, interactive literary map.


Dr Paul McDonald is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton.

R. M. Francis is a widely published poet, and a PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton.