Ache set to launch a new publication – Cusp

Cusp is a book of feminist stories, essays and poetry exploring bodies, myth and magic.  A new publication by Ache, Cusp to be launched in late 2020.



Cusp is a book of feminist stories, essays and poetry exploring bodies, myth and magic. Ache asked writers to create work that explores the ways in which illness and pain cause estrangement from one’s own body. Through this collection of essays and speculative fiction, Cusp articulates the experiences of transformation, shapeshifting, and border-crossing that are inherent in illness. Drawing on myth, magic, the absurd and the surreal, these writings slip beyond the real in order to communicate what it’s like to live within a body that does not conform to normative standards.

Writers include: Sharlene Teo, Memoona Zahid, Emma Glass, Elizabeth Kim, Kirstie Millar, Rochelle Roberts, Sarah Fletcher, Rebecca Tamás, Alice Tarbuck, Ellie Slee, Pema Monaghan, Amanda Holiday, Rosie Higham-Stainton and Camilla Grudova

Edited by Ache: Jane Hartshorn, Katrina Millar, Rosalind Reynolds-Grey and Kirstie Millar

About Ache

Ache is a literary and art magazine founded in 2017 in an attempt to create an opportunity for women, trans and non-binary people to articulate, explore and question their experiences with illness, health and pain. They publish writing and art from an integral place of inclusivity and belief. They hope to provide a space where the navigation of health and pain, within a white-male dominated medical system, can be explored in relation to each individual’s unique experiences of gender, class and race — and to be a platform where misconceptions and prejudices can be challenged and, ultimately, dissolved.

Ache is an entirely independent publication and exists without any external funding or advertising. All sales go directly to printing cost and keeping the magazine running. Everyone on the team volunteers to the magazine and no one takes a wage.

To mark the release of Cusp, Ache will be hosting an online launch and reading events in late 2020/early 2021 (Dates TBC).

For updates visit the Ache website >>

Cusp Publication

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