Our team consists of two Founders and Head Editors – Natalie Crick and Natalie Nera -, and Creative Consultant Rue Collinge.
Natalie Crick and Natalie Nera decide general direction of Fragmented Voices and make strategic decisions. Natalie Crick’s main domain is poetry, whereas Natalie Nera focuses more on prose, essays and creative non-fiction. Rue Collinge will mainly work on producing our books.
All three editors are alumni of Newcastle Univesity, MA in Writing Poetry and MA in Creative Writing respectively. They are also working authors.
Natalie Crick, from Newcastle in the UK, has poems published or forthcoming in various journals including Stand, Orbis, The Cardiff Review, SAND, Mslexia, Mid-American Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Moth, The Manchester Review, The Lonely Crowd, Banshee, Strix, Bare Fiction, Lighthouse, New Welsh Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Crannog, Poetry Salzburg Review and elsewhere. Last year she graduated with a Master of Arts in Writing Poetry (distinction) from Newcastle University. She is now studying for an MPhil in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Natalie has read her poetry at local poetry readings in addition to more prestigious events like the Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018 and 2019 and Verve Poetry Festival 2020. As well as other successes in competitions, her poetry has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize twice, shortlisted for The Anthony Cronin International Poetry Award 2018 commended in the Hippocrates Open Awards for Poetry and Medicine 2019 and one of her poems was a runner-up in the PBS & Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2018, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. This year one of Natalie’s poems was commended in the Verve Poetry Festival Competition 2020 on the theme of diversity. Her micro-chapbook, ‘Lullabies’, was published by Bitterzoet Press in 2018 and some poems feature in a collaborative pamphlet, ‘Co-Incidental 5’ (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2019). She is currently a creative-practitioner-in-residence at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University.
Natalie Nera is a pen name of Natalie Dunn. She is a Czech writer, an author of two published novels as well as an editor of a poetry anthology in her mother tongue, who spent fifteen years in the UK with her British husband and children but has recently relocated to Prague. She writes in Czech, English and occasionally translates. Her written work has appeared in Czech, Russian, German, English, and Romanian. Her work was published for example in Mslexia, Eunoia Review, The Selkie and Litero Mania. She is a founder and former editor of the literary blog Bridges at the Newcastle University. More information may be found at https://natalienera.com.
Rue Collinge is a linguist-turned-storyteller living in Gateshead. She is a slam-winning poet, fascinated by the power that stories have on us: those we tell ourselves, and those we tell about the world around us. Raw and lyrical, she has performed across the North-East and on the radio, and was shortlisted for the Terry Kelly Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has extensive editing experience, including a charitable anthology for the National Literacy Trust, and another celebrating new voices in the North-East. She works with young people to help them find a voice in an increasingly noisy world.