About the Inbox and Box

Pandora’s Box is the University of Chester’s creative-writing magazine. It is edited each year by students of the Department of English, under the guidance of a General Editor.

Pandora’s Inbox is the online home of Pandora’s Box. It publishes students’ and staff’s creative writing throughout the academic year. The best writing from the Inbox is selected for publication in the A5 magazine Pandora’s Box.

Pandora’s Box was founded in 2002 by Dr Ashley Chantler and the inaugural issue was published in May 2003. Pandora’s Inbox was established in 2010 by Dr Francesca Haig. The current General Editor is Dr Ian Seed.

The Inbox and Box have published a wide range of poems, flashes and short stories. Several of the student authors have gone on to do the English Department’s MA Creative Writing, and to publish their work elsewhere.

Pandora’s Box also runs a popular series of open-mic nights, held in the Department.

The Inbox’s and Box’s logo image was created by Emma Carroll.