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Callum McAllister is a writer, bookseller and musician from Bristol, UK.
He is assistant editor of The Cardiff Review.

 

Editorial

As assistant editor of The Cardiff Review I read and edit our fiction submissions, assist with our features and interviews, and am wholly responsible for curating our criticism.

I offer freelance editorial, proof-reading and copywriting services on commission.

Interviews

Behind the Desk no. 13 | Emma Glass in conversation with Callum McAllister

An Interview with Prabda Yoon | Entropy Magazine, October 2018

Behind the Desk no. 6 | Iain Reid in conversation with Callum McAllister

Behind the Desk no. 8 | Thomas Morris in conversation with Callum McAllister

Behind the Desk no. 10 | Kim Moore in conversation with Callum McAllister

Essays

On Writing Comics: An Essay About the Craft” | The Cardiff Review

Ursula Le Guin: A Beginner's Guide” | The Cinnamon Bun

Whatever Happened to the Women's Science Fiction Press” | The Cinnamon Bun

'Not to Read' is Essential for Readers and Writers Everywhere” | The Cinnamon Bun

Criticism

Criticism forthcoming in Asymptote

“The Choir of Man: Max Porter’s ‘Lanny’ Wants You to Listen”| The Millions

“Allegory and abuse in Fiona Benson’s Vertigo & Ghost”| The Cardiff Review

CoDex 1962 by Sjón | Full Stop Magazine 

Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong | issue 7 of The Cardiff Review

Abandon by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay | The Cardiff Review

Ergasy by Christopher Cornwell | issue 10 of The Cardiff Review

Winter by Ali Smith | issue 9 of The Cardiff Review

Fiction

My story, "The Smog Geist," was published in book five of The Ghastling

Miscellaneous

My column, "Literary Links of Note," for The Cardiff Review's blog

"What We're Reading: Women in Translation" | The Cardiff Review

"What We're Reading: Halloween Reads" | The Cardiff Review

"On 2017" | The Cardiff Review

"Going to Iceland": A long-form personal essay

"Year of Books" | The Cardiff Review

"2018 Year in Culture" | The Cardiff Review

“Midnight Coffee,” My Blog

Music

"Call in Sick" by Toodles & the Hectic Pity, pressed on 12" vinyl and released by Invisible Llama Music in 2017.

Our next record is a five-track EP provisionally titled “Ghosts, Guilt, Grandparents” and will be released in Autumn 2019.

 

For commissions, freelance work, or enquiries, see my Freelance Rates or contact me via email.