Welcome to Route 57, the University of Sheffield’s creative writing journal. We publish innovative poetry, fiction, drama and literary non-fiction of the highest quality. Collected here is a choice selection of the most thoughtful, outrageous and beautiful writing produced in Sheffield over the last year. This is our thirteenth issue! Please celebrate by buying a copy of our book (through indiegogo). Your purchase helps bring the accomplished work of students, staff and alumni to print. Thank you!