Cuckoo is an online quarterly literary magazine written and edited by writers aged between 11-19. Cuckoo Quarterly aims to “publish the best young writing from all forms and genres and to be accessible and attractive to a wide readership.”
The publication is facilitated and administered by New Writing North, a development agency for creative writing and creative reading based in the north east of England.
Submissions for Edition 1 came from attendees of New Writing North’s three fortnightly writers’ groups in Newcastle, Hexham and Durham, or from those who participated in New Writing North’s Writing Summer Schools.
The issue features poetry, short fiction, ‘rants,’ reviews, and interviews by Beth Allison, Jacob Armstrong, Anusha Ashok, Laurie Atkinson, Hannah Bash, Shannon Baxter, Adam Bryden, Alice Buckley, Leah Chan, Jessica Graham, Andrew Henley, Scott Houghton, Hannah Morpeth, Daniella Watson, and Jessica Weisser.
Cuckoo Quarterly hopes that future editions will attract submissions from all over the world.
Cuckoo welcomes submissions of original writing by writers under the age of 19. They encourage everything from poetry to prose, short stories to movie reviews, opinion to imagination. It can be work that fits the categories laid out in previous editions or entirely different; don’t feel constrained by form or genre. The deadline for the next issue is December 21.