Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Science Issue of Flash Frontier!

So, the Science issue of the excellent New Zealand-based flash journal Flash Frontier is here, guest edited by me and the fabulous Kathy Fish. We really hope you enjoy the flash stories we chose (we read them blind, without knowing who the authors were) - and the artwork, which is stunning! Read it all here >>>

Friday, September 18, 2015

Short Stories Wanted for Refugees Welcome Anthology

Greg McQueen, the wonderful person behind the 100 Stories for Haiti fundraising anthology in 2010, has decided once again that he can't stand by and watch the refugee crisis unfold without acting. He's calling once more for stories for a new anthology to raise money for the Red Cross. Here, let him explain:

Please support Greg - either by sending stories or by getting hold of a copy of the anthology!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Novel Nights' Short Story Special, Sep 17, Bristol

After having had to postpone my participation in the last one of these due to my cough, I'm really delighted they've allowed me back again! Details below:

Novel Nights News

Short Stories with Tania Hershman

Thursday, September 17th
The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF   20:00

Tickets: £5 on the door
Tania will be talking about her latest book, Writing Short Stories, A Writers' and Artists' Companion and sharing her love of short fiction. Her short story collections are: The White Road and Other Stories and My Mother was an Upright Piano. Her debut poetry collection, Nothing Here is Wild, Everything is Open, will be published in Feb 2016.  Don't miss the magic. 
Our readers are:
Helen McClory, reading from her debut short story collection
Kevlin Henney, who writes drabbles ,flash and short fiction 
Harriet Kline,  whose stories have been broadcast on Radio 4
Pete Sutton, editor, blogger and writer
Grace Palmer, writer and event organiser
Books will be on sale from Tania and Helen McClory

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Helping refugees

Yes, this blog is normally about writing, and a lot of me me me, but this is something that's more important - if you'd like to know how you can help the refugees, here's a great article in The Independent: 5 Practical Ways You Can Help Refugees Trying to Find Safety in Europe.