This month, I’m looking forward to judging the prose entries for the Carrick U3A writing competition.
The WoMentoring Project offers up and coming female writers, who would otherwise not be able to afford it, the chance to work with an experienced writer. I’m offering to mentor a short story writer looking to put together a first collection through this scheme. There are more details here.
I’m absolutely delighted that my flash fiction, Crue de la Seine, 28 Janvier 1910, has been selected for inclusion in Bonsai: The Big Book of Small Stories.
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.
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, Adam O’Riordan, Abigail Reynolds, Omar Robert Hamilton and many others.
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.
I’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.
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.
Just 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.
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.
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.