I'm chuffed to have a flash of mine published at The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. If you'd like to you can read it here
The mighty PANK magazine has published my story "The Art of Pain" - so, obviously, I am pretty damn chuffed. Thank you, PANKY people.
I'm delighted that FRiGG Magazine have published what is (at least for now) my favourite story - "Back This Way". Massive thanks to FRiGG's editor, Ellen Parker, for just getting it. She made a few suggestions for edits which so improved the story that if I were given three wishes my first would be that... Continue Reading →
The dynamic Jo Mortimer seeks good quality fiction submissions for her fabulous short fiction night in Brighton. Details here at Sparks Blog - have at it!
I am delighted to welcome Nuala Ní Chonchúir to my humble blog. She is dropping by to answer some questions as part of her tour promoting "Nude" her third collection of short stories. Nuala is an Irish fiction writer and poet. Her short fiction collections The Wind Across the Grass (2004) and To the World... Continue Reading →
I thought it'd be cool to show you a recent photo from the short story display case at work. There seems to have been a sudden flurry of very good short story collections being published. Hurray! Starting from the top we have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie "The Thing Around Your Neck", "Midsummer Nights" edited by Jeanette... Continue Reading →
Lee Rourke blogged yesterday about his book "Everyday" being sold in a branch of Waterstones. And he had the photo to prove it!Yay! It's "my" short story display case. Today Tania Hershman also blogged about it, because her fantastic collection The White Road and Other Stories is there too.I love the fact that I get... Continue Reading →
Surprise! I love short stories. Yup. And I have a short story display case at work which I refresh every week, putting in my favourites, trying to make it enticing and irresistible. A woman came into the shop and asked where the short stories were, so I was yay and delighted, and showed her "my"... Continue Reading →
I have a story in this new anthology published by Better Non Sequitur. These are fifty 1,000 word stories with a sex theme. (Mine is definitely not erotica) - in the words of the publisher:Not only are people all around the world having lots of sex, but they are also writing about it. See You... Continue Reading →
Today sees the launch of a fantastic new literary and visionary journal. CEllA'S Round Trip has been created and edited by Rachel Hartley-Smith. Please check it out, I know that you'll be blown away by the visuals and the writing.It includes two stories by me. Hurrah! Fire Words and Steak and Beer - (Steak and Beer is my attempt... Continue Reading →