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.