Closing up shop...
Indeed, we're sad to say that Cafe Aphra is closing its doors from the end of December 2018, at least for a temporary period during Spring 2019 and possibly longer. This is so that the three of us who currently run the blog can have some time to concentrate on other life and writing projects that we have going on.
We will therefore not be accepting any more submissions from now on.
We'd like to thank all our lovely contributors for sharing their wonderful work with us and for giving us and so many others so much reading pleasure over the years. It's been a fabulous experience!
We hope that we've provided a safe and welcoming online environment for aspiring and established writers to air their work in public, sometimes for the first time.
With all our thanks, yours as ever,
Sara, Barbara and Charlotte - current baristas on duty
... and, of course, all the other Cafe Aphra baristas who have helped us keep this place open over the years! Chad, Yvonne, Dianne, Zoe, and everyone else from that first fateful Arvon course, up in the Scottish Highlands, all those years ago. :)
It's been grand.