Thursday, 31 December 2015

three poems and a story accepted at jawline, plus two at 101words

ending the year with some success - have accepted three poem for paper publication in their inaugural issue, as well as a story for their site.

more details on publication, when i'll put the links on the right.

i also recently had two very short stories published at - the link is on the right

nice to end the year with some success.

in 2016, i'm aiming for much, much more.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

"How We Made the Weird Thing" published at Paper and Ink

Issue #6 of Paper and Ink literary zine is out, and it features my story "How We Made the Weird Thing"

A link to the website where you can buy a copy is on the right.

"Song" at 101words accepted a rewritten version of my short-short story, "Song"

It'll be on their site and possibly emailed out to subscribers this week.

Cool site and a really helpful editor.

I'll post the link on the right when it's up.


I've been submitting quite a lot of writing to various places, and that leads to a few rejections as well as the odd acceptance.

Synaesthesia, Structo, Hobart, Elbow Room...

The point is to accept these with good grace, look at the work again, and...

keep writing...

keep subbing.

"Giving Up Alcohol" at Talking Soup

My story "Not Drinking" now retitled "Giving up Alcohol", is up at

It's a great looking site, and the content is really strong too.

The link to the story is on the right.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Highly Commended at Borderlines

My story "Wall" has been highly commended (3rd place runner-up) in the Borderlines festival, judged by writer David Gaffney, a writer I very much admire.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Story shortlisted at Borderlines

The Borderlines short story competition, based in Carlisle, is judged by David Gaffney. I have a story on the shortlist...

Find out on Saturday...

"Not Drinking" Talking Soup

My story "Not Drinking" has been accepted for publication at fantastic ezine

I'll put the link on the right when the story goes up.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

"How We Made The Weird Thing" about to be published in Paper and Ink literary zine

I should have posted this earlier...

I found out recently that Paper and Ink zine had accepted a recent story of mine called "How We Made The Weird Thing"

I'm  really pleased to have a paper-publication's been a little while since I saw my words on the page not the screen.

I'll link on the right when the zine comes out later this month.

Three poems at Underground Books

I'm thrilled to have three of my poems featured at undergroundbooks, an inspirational alternative literature website...

The featured poems are 'I Will Not Stop Until I Have Written Everything I Know" "St. Michael's Maternity Ward, Alone" and "summit embraced"

The link is on the right.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

'Graveyard' up at The Lake

The link is in the box on the right to my poem 'Graveyard' at quality poetry e-journal The Lake

Thrilled to get this poem published.

Friday, 12 June 2015

'Graveyard' accepted for publication by The Lake

A poem of mine called 'Graveyard' has been accepted by The Lake poetry ezine.

It'll' be on the July edition of the site.

I'll link on the right when its on-line.

I also received another very pleasant rejection, this time from Vine Leaves - a cool site, and I'll be submitting work to them again.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

'Angels' performed at Liars' League Hong Kong; twitter, near miss

Once again, I should have posted this earlier...but 'Angels' was performed in Hong Kong at a Liars' League event last month.

If there's a video of the performance uploaded, I'll link to it on the right.

Also, I jumped on board the good ship twitter this evening...


Also, I had a rejection - but a lovely one (only the lovely ones get a mention) from Synaesthesia magazine

Been writing and subbing a lot this last I'm expecting lots more rejections (and hopefully the odd acceptance) over the coming weeks...

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Two small poetry successes

I should have posted this earlier...

A poem called 'Brothers' was the featured poem for February at poetry website Fiddles and Scribbles - the link is in the box on the right.

Also, a poem called 'Apple White' made the long-list in a big competition at

I'm enjoying trying to write poetry.

 A really different process to my usual short fiction, and very challenging.