"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lighten up Online 20 is out

Issue 20 of Martin Parker's always entertaining Lighten Up Online is out now.

Put the festivity back into your Festive Season with Annie Fisher on the booze, Mae Scanlan with a small but fundamental panacea, Jerome Betts and a whole lot of bull, Susan Jarvis having the run of the dessert trolley as well as the waiter, and Chris O'Carroll's nicest vice.
Plus: Alanna BlakeGeoff LanderLeo VincentGail WhiteD A Prince,  Brendan Beary,  Robert SchechterJulie KaneLynn RobertsCatherine Chandler , J Patrick Lewis and Steve Herbert.
Thankfully, I didn't make the cut this time around. I say 'thankfully' because it is refreshing to think I am included on merit, rather than because the editor owes me a pint or two.
Competition 20 is entitled In the Bath - 
Over the years many of our best thoughts have disappeared down the plughole with our bathwater. Now is your chance to save some of them for posterity. Using waterproof ink and any available flat surface please compose a deathless sixteen lines max. meditation entitled Thoughts FromThe Bath.Please head your email submission Competition 20 and send it by February 12th, 2013 to -- submissions@lightenup-online .co.uk


  1. Peter, when I followed the link attached to your quote I only got somewhere that took me to issues up to 2010. Am I being stupid?

    You're in that one.

  2. Far from being the idiot, Joanne, it appears to be me. I have fixed the link. And now must get working on my IPYPIASMs