September 2017

I’m absolutely delighted that my flash fiction, Crue de la Seine28 Janvier 1910, has been selected for inclusion in Bonsai: The Big Book of Small Stories.Bonsai

Bonsai will be published by Canterbury University Press in 2018. Edited by Michelle Elvy, Frankie McMillan and James Norcliffe, this ambitious project (the first of its kind in New Zealand) aims to include the very best small fictions from Aotearoa.

In honour of their 5th birthday, Elbow Room  have published a series of birthday postcards containing writing and artwork by past contributors. These lovely items are available to buy here for £1 each.

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August 2017

My short story Impressionism has been published in Meniscus Volume 5, Issue 1 and is available to read here.

You can also read my article, Why Short Stories Matter, on the FalWriting website. The site has many other stories and articles from the English and Creative Writing community at Falmouth University.

A wonderful Port Eliot Festival this year, listening to Kayo Chingonyi, Gwendoline Riley, Adauntitledm O’Riordan, Abigail Reynolds, Omar Robert Hamilton and many others.

 

 

July 2017

I’m very pleased that my flash fiction, Tissue, will be part of the Elbow Room 5th birthday celebrations on 14 July 2017.

Telltales are performing at the Penzance Literary Festival on Thursday 6 July, 7.30pm at The Admiral Benbow, Chapel Street, 7.30pm, £3.00. There will also be a free event at Dolly’s Wine Bar, Church St, Falmouth on 25 July at 7 for a 7.30pm start. I’ll be compering our final event at Port Eliot Festival at 10.15am, Saturday 29 July in the Tiddy Tent in the Walled Garden area.

Felicity Notley is planning a new series of workshops about writing poetry to commence in October this year at Carnon Downs Village Hall. Please get in touch with Felicity for more information.

Submissions for Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing close on 7 July. Find out more and submit your work here.

June 2017

MeniscusI’m very pleased to say that my short story, Impressionism, will be published in the next issue of Meniscus.

A free, online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programmes, Meniscus encourages international submissions and has an editorial team based in New Zealand, Australia and Britain. In 2103, they published another of my stories, A Walk in the Forest.

 

May 2017

I’ll be reading my short story, Impressionism, on 23 May at Telltales, Dolly’s Wine Bar, Church St, Falmouth. 7 for a 7.30 start. Free event.

history-pressJust over two months until submissions close for Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. My co-editor, Felicity Notley, and I are looking for unpublished short stories from new, emerging and existing writers from Cornwall for an anthology to be published by The History Press in 2018 .

Find full details on the Cornish Short Stories website. Follow us @CornishShorts and Cornish Shorts on Facebook. The submission deadline is 7 July 2017.

April 2017

I’m delighted to have a piece of flash fiction in Elbow Room, Volume 16. For many years I’ve admired these beautiful, limited edition, hand-bound pamphlets which contain poetry and prose alongside work by visual artists.Elbow Room

You can find out more about Elbow Room here and purchase copies here.

 

New Zealand book review site FlaxFlower published a review of The Lost of Syros in late March. Many thanks to the reviewer, and to Bronwyn Elsmore who runs this free service for New Zealand writers.

March 2017

I’m offering a new short story critiquing service. You can find more details here.

I’m sorry to say that I won’t be running weekly creative writing sessions again from April as planned. I will contact everyone who has shown an interest in attending soon. I hope to resume the sessions later in the year.

Submissions are coming in for Cornish Short Stories: A Collection of Contemporary Cornish Writing. My co-editor, Felicity Notley, and I are looking for unpublished short stories from new, emerging and existing writers from Cornwall for an anthology to be published by The History Press in 2018 .

Find full details on the Cornish Short Stories website. Follow us @CornishShorts and Cornish Shorts on Facebook. The submission deadline is 7 July 2017.