I’ve had lots of exciting news lately which I am thrilled to be able to finally share with everyone!
Firstly, I have a new, full-length collection of flash fiction forthcoming from Ad Hoc Fiction. This Alone Could Save Uswill be in published in 2020. I’ve been working on this book for a little while now and there will be a mix of published and brand new material. I can’t wait to be able to share it with you all! They’ll be more news about the collection soon.
Secondly, my flash fiction Towels was shortlisted in the Bath Flash Fiction Award!
Finally, and speaking of the Bath Flash Fiction Award, I’m honoured to have been invited to judge the February 2020 round of the Bath Flash Fiction Award! This is such a wonderful competition with a brilliant community around it, so it is a real privilege to be involved in this way.
To find out a little bit more about This Alone Could Save Usand what type of stories I’m looking for in the Bath Flash Fiction Award, please check out this interview!
I’m thrilled to be able to share some recent competition successes I have had. I could’ve posted this much earlier, but what with National Flash Fiction Day (a full write up to follow sometime soon) and other things I haven’t had time to do more than post on Facebook or retweet on Twitter!
Firstly, my short story ‘Costume’ was shortlisted in the Finchley Literary Festival and Greenacre Writers Short Story Competition. It’s a story I really loved writing about a woman returning to a beach she hasn’t been to in many years, and hopefully I will be able to find a home for it soon so I can share the story with you all.
The winning stories sound fantastic, and it’s great to see some familiar names on the short and long list. You can read the judges report, from the brilliant Joanna Campbell, here: Finchley Literary Festival website.
And secondly, my flash fiction ‘Corrections’ won THIRD PRIZE in the Worcester LitFest & Fringe Flash Fiction Competition! I’m ecstatic about this, and the story will be published in their forthcoming 2016 Flash Fiction Anthology. I can’t wait for you to read it! You can read the announcement here: Worcester Flash Fiction Competition.
This morning I woke up to some incredible, jaw-dropping news: I’d won the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize! I’m thrilled beyond measure to have been recognised in this way and to have won a prize!
Each year the Creative Writing and Publishing departments award prizes for overall work and contribution to different forms as a way of recognising students and writers for their work.To have been chosen for the Flash Fiction Prize was not what I was expecting to wake up to this morning.