Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Today's headline reads "GLOVE POET RECORDS OWN WORK"

Each issue, The Glove will publish recordings of the best poems from its collective and beyond. Introducing Issue I is Penelope Turnball with 'Drink Me'. Allowing readers to listen to the poem read by the poets themselves is a chance for new interpretation, insight and above all, the pleasure of closings one's eyes and lapsing into another's curious mind. Let this be a lesson in encouragment.

Meanwhile, Issue 2 has found its call to light. Themed as 'The Experimental Issue', we are now open to submissions on the promisingly hexaganal subject. Poetry, concrete poetry, flash-fiction and flash-essays are all wanted. Please send postal submissions (a necessary requirement for concrete poetry) to:

The Glove
25, Coleraine Road
Turnpike Lane

All other submissions can be emailed to tiffany_tondut (at) hotmail (dot) com or messaged through myspace.

We are currently building an official web account for future submissions and this will be ready shortly.

The Glove

Saturday, 8 August 2009


The Kid Glove Collective is a London-based band of poets, flash-fictioners and essayists dedicated to bringing you a portable scriptorium - a house of words that we call The Glove. The Glove magazine can be found circulating the various art spaces, funk holes, underground grottos, vintage-to-vogue shops and opium dens of our beloved metropolis just twice a year, but worming its way into the mind-pockets of vagabonds and aristos’ alike for eternity.

I was asked the other day why I had created it. The inspiration was a French rebel-writing group founded in response to the mainstream publishing houses who thematically rejected experimental writing. At the time I was experimenting with flash fiction; In my heart I felt these pieces wouldn’t be accepted by the giants, but where would they be? The possibility of joining this exciting French group was thrashed by our language barrier, so I decided to advance my own publishing project, offering new and experimental writers the chance to see their work in quality print. Whether rejected by conformity, already established or simply wanting their voice to be heard, all styles and manners of articulation can be found here, from absurdist modernism to vintage-verse.

Pace is another vital aspect of writing comfortably and contently. It’s an advantage to publishing few can afford and one I wish to offer. You cannot simply submit one piece of genius but a whole series in order to be published (aside from various anthologies, which remain obsticalised in their own right). The Glove offers writers time and space to submit as they wish – one work contributed is a great as many.
The after-thought from having produced this new breed of journal is, don’t wait for something beautiful or historical to happen – create it for yourself. You can sit endlessly dreaming of painting with the expressionists, radicalizing relationships through the Bloomsbury Group or being a star in Andy Warhol’s Factory – you can dream, or you can make it happen.

The magazine will expand as its readers do, but promises to remain a poetry-centric journal for you, the wordsmith and the reader. Our manifesto will indeed change from issue to issue, because no doctrine should remain the same. Ideas change, the will changes, ego shifts – it’s all naturally in flux, although the standing principle should remain the same if it is to be a manifesto at all.

The ‘one size fits all’ dogma serves as a pantheon, not a religion, for every size of style that ever came and comes into existence, for each voice as it is, has and knows their reasoning for it.

Yours forever,

Tiffany Anne Tondut.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


For all of those who are patiently awaiting the release of Issue One - thank you enormously. Delays are expected with any new publication, and so far the Kid Glove Collective has battled with editors, designers and complicated printing processes to get this onto a shelf near you. Delays, however, are merely cracks on a casket of bourbon: many more talented writers have dripped their oozing amber onto its pages at the last moment - precious additions we couldn't have gone without.

It won't be much longer - and once its ready we'll be sure to let you know the various opium dens, funk holes, art shops, sunken bath houses and vintage-to-vogue boutiques it'll be available in. The pilot issue will br free to pocket at your pleasure. Sew up your holes.

Miss Tiffany

Friday, 17 July 2009


Welcome to The Glove Magazine's first web log - Love The Glove. The Kid Glove Collective and its fellow wordsmiths will be updating followers on the magazine's progress, movements in the poetry and literary world, and any other love that beams our way. We're currently looking for members to expand the Kid Glove Collective as Issue One looms on the blue-suede horizon. And submissions are now open for Issue 2. For more information, please see our affiliate profile myspace.com/theglovemagazine where poets, philosophers, vintage-vogue-ers and flash fictioners may submit up to 3 works each for one-off publishing or core membership. Information will be posted here regarding distribution and launch date. A website will follow shortly. Until then, bon nuit. xxxxxxxx