creative writing

‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ to be published by Black Market Re-View!

My flash fiction ‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ will be published in the second issue of  Black Market Re-View, an online magazine edited by undergraduate and postgraduate students from Edge Hill University in the UK.

I’m so happy that this story has found a home; it was fun to write, and I hope have fun reading it! ‘We Need a Heart Transplant, Not a Facelift’ is about a man who reads in the newspaper that Mary Portas is coming to town to fix up their high street.

Interested? You won’t have to wait long! The second issue of Black Market Re-View is scheduled to be published this weekend. I’ll post a link once it’s up!

‘The Dot on the Horizon Isn’t the Sun’ Published by Visual Verse!

Chuffed to bits to have had a flash fiction published by the wonderful Visual Verse. Their journal provide a photo prompt, and you have to respond to it within an hour with a flasher a poem within 50-500 words.

It’s a great idea, and they publish all of the stories and poems together as one mini anthology online. My flash inspired by the picture, ‘The Dot on the Horizon Isn’t the Sun’ is in Volume Three, Chapter Three, and is available to read following this link here: ‘The Dot on the Horizon Isn’t the Sun’. 

Enjoy!

Interview for Unbroken Journal’s ‘Finding the Magic’ Series Available Now!

I am honoured to have been interviewed recently by R.L.Black, the editor of the incredible Unbroken journal, about my prose poetry and my writing processes. You can read the interview by following the link here:

Prose Poetry|Finding the Magic: An Interview with Santino Prinzi

I love Unbroken journal. Taken from their website: “Unbroken is a bimonthly online journal that seeks to showcase poetic prose, the prose poem, and the haibun, both from established and emerging voices.”

I thoroughly recommend both reading and submitting to this journal, though they aren’t open for submissions until February. However, this gives you plenty of time to check out their previous issues and see for yourself the wonderful prose poems, poetic prose pieces, and haibuns.

Unbroken have been incredibly supportive of my prose poetry. They have currently published four of my prose poems (‘Midnight Sky in Winter’‘Stuck’‘Caught’, and ‘Tessellation’) and will be publishing three more of my poems in their March/April 2016 issue (‘Submerged’‘Tempestuous’, and ‘Sequester’).

I hope you enjoy reading the interview and find it useful.

Happy writing!

‘Just Like Mummy’ to be Published by CHEAP POP!

My flash fiction, ‘Just Like Mummy’, has been accepted by the incredible CHEAP POP, an online journal featuring micro-fiction that sticks with the reader, regardless of genre or subject matter.

I’m really excited that ‘Just Like Mummy’ has found a home because I believe it’s a story that fits what this great publication is about. I won’t give it away, even though you will have to wait until February to read it, but it’s told from the point of view of a little girl who wants nothing more than to grow up to be like her Mummy.

Just you wait…

I’ll post again when CHEAP POP have published ‘Just Like Mummy’, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this brilliant online journal. Meanwhile, you should definitely check our the micro-fiction they publish, read some, and consider even submitting your own writing. Check them out by following this link here.

‘A Change of Luck’ to be Published in Spelk!

A flash fiction of mine, ‘A Change of Luck’, has been accepted for publication by Spelk, a fantastic online magazine. ‘A Change of Luck’ will be published in February 2016.

Spelk is currently open for submissions of flash fiction around 500 words, so why not check them out and consider submitting your flashes. The journal publishes a vast array of flashes of different styles and genres so it is definitely worth reading the flash fiction they publish. You can visit Spelk‘s submission page by following this link here.

‘A Change of Luck’ will be my second publication with Spelk. If you’d like to read my first flash fiction Spelk published you can do so by following this link here. The flash is called ‘Hereditary’.

‘Four in the Morning’ Published by PARAGRAPHITI in their Flash Fiction Issue!

The flash fiction issue of PARAGRAPHITI is online and available to read by following this link here. My flash fiction, ‘Four in the Morning’, is published alongside a handful of other brilliant flash fictions. I finished reading the issue this morning. I hope you read and enjoy my story, as well as the Flash Fiction issue in it’s entirety.

You can follow the link about to be taken to the Issue’s contents page, or you can follow this link here to be taken directly to ‘Four in the Morning’PARAGRAPHITI publish more than flash, so why not visit their webpage and have a look around by following this link here.

‘The Fortune Seeker’ to be Published by Litro Online for #FridayFlash!

I had a wonderful email last night from Litro Online to tell me that my flash ‘The Fortune Seeker’ has been accepted for their #FridayFlash segment and will be published soon. I’ll let you all know when it’s available to read online. I’m super stoked to have ‘The Fortune Seeker’ accepted by Litro Online!

Litro Online, and their print edition, publish all types of writing ranging from essays, poems, to short stories and flash. There’s a lot to choose from, and plenty of submission opportunities, so check them out by following this link here.

I’ll tease you all with a little bit about ‘The Fortune Seeker’: the flash fiction is about a young woman named Lorna who is trying to find out the meaning behind her dreams. But which interpretation is right, and will it come true?

Does that intrigue you? Well, you’ll have to wait until it’s published to find out what happens…