The Gardenias

I told you I had wildflowers growing in my veins and you thought it was quaint, so when I took shears to my jugular – you wouldn’t help me cut them out. You thought I’d be Ophelia if they bloomed, splashing white into my already paling wrists. Maybe you thought the perfume would purify me … More The Gardenias

The Butler Did It.

As one of society’s greatest taboos, murder is a topic that we all hope to only encounter in the world of literature or film. Crime writers, and their avid consumers alike acknowledge that whilst the novels deal with harrowing subjects – they serve as a form of escapism, allowing the reader to distract themselves from … More The Butler Did It.

Welcome to Shelf!

Shelf is a brand new literary magazine aimed at students and written by a mix of Creative Writing, Publishing and English Literature students. We aim to be a welcoming environment for all to come forward and learn a thing or two about the writing process and literature in general. If you are looking for an … More Welcome to Shelf!