Firewords 9 offers you the chance to see the world from a different perspective.

We chose Perspective as this issue’s theme because the way we view others and the world around us colours everything we do. Fiction is driven by points of view which are often surprising and mirror the peculiarities of real life; all good fiction writing comes from an understanding of the shades of grey which define us. Our Issue 9 writers have certainly shown that.

In this edition you'll meet characters out of their comfort zones, some of whom are in dire straights; we look at everyday scenarios with twisted insight and look at some perspectives that are not quite human – we even hear from an emoji!

Firewords is the magazine of fiery fiction & poetry brought to life with visual flair.

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ARTWORK BY Andrea Dalla Barba, Cat Finnie, Daria Skrybchenko, Denise Hermo, Dmitry Bondarenko, Eleanor Hardiman, Elliot Hughes, Jude Labuca, Katherine Lam, Mary Kirkpatrick, Raff Marqs, Rondie Li, Shreya Gupta, Tashi Reeve

WRITING BY AM Howcroft, Alex Reece Abbott, Anah Tillar, Carole Johnston, Craig Cormick, Erich Gerner, Jane Odartey, L. P. Lee, Linda Tyler, Lorna Malone, Louise Mangos, Monica Dickson, Neil McGowan, Ruth Edgett, Samuel Best, Sandrine Letellier, Suzanne Samples, Toby Buckley, Tom Antony Davies, Vivian Wagner, William Thompson