Wednesday, June 18, 2014

National Flash Fiction Day 2014

Great excitement here in Bristol over National Flash Fiction Day 2014, this Saturday, June 21st! Here's what's happening, organised by Bristol Flash, do join if you can:

And the official NFFD anthology, Eat My Words, in which I am honoured to have a very short piece, is now out, the print version is available here, and get your copy of the ebook here. 

Happy National Flash Fiction Day!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


I am thrilled to be on the longlist for the 2014 Short Fiction Journal story comp - my story, God Glows, is one that I started in June 2011, finished two years later, and it is 3300 words long. For me, that's LONG, a bit out of my comfort zone so, as I've said here before, this longlisting, whatever happens next (shortlist announced beginning July) this is a real boost - at the very least, I know that someone liked it and thinks it is actually a short story!

Congrats to the whole longlist! Here it is:

‘Lucy’ – Dallin Kapp
‘The Glover’ – Graham Mort
‘The Line’ – Dan Moreau’
‘Finish with the Rose’ – Perry Glasser
‘The Haughty Corpse’ – James Lark
‘The Butterfly Collector’s Wife’ – Holly Dawson
‘The Empty House’ – Jill Widner
‘The River Troll’ – Alison Fisher
‘The Seven Pathways to Resettlement’ – Andrew Neilson
‘God Glows’ – Tania Hershman
‘Critical State’ – Osama Ammar
‘Feathers’ – Ben Cribbin
‘Adieu, Mon Doux Rivage’ – Catherine McNamara
‘Looking for the Castle’ – Elizabeth Baines
‘Dragonflies’ – Geoffrey Miller
‘Borders’ – Angela Sherlock
‘Flipsy’ – Sean McArdell
‘Obsolescence’ – Joseph Mackertich
‘Au Naturel’ – Sara Mae Tuson
‘Thirteen Lies’ – Anne Corlett