As you may know, I mainly write fiction, but I love poetry. I find I write prose poetry more than any other form of poetry (I don’t know why, maybe I find something satisfying about a block of text?), and I enjoy reading the poems And Other Poems publish. It’s a real honour to have a poem featured there, among so many talented poets.
‘Full Circle’ is about growing up and the lessons we learn along the way, but I won’t give it all away! You can read it for yourself by following this link here: ‘Full Circle’.
My flash fiction, ‘On Returning Home’, has been published by Speculative 66, and is now available to read in their very first issue. Speculative 66 is an online magazine dedicated to flash fiction of exactly 66 words, and they accept all types of fiction, so I encourage you all to submit something for their second issue.
‘On Returning Home’ is a little science-fiction tale, which isn’t something I normally write, but I was inspired by a thought one day: what if we weren’t the original inhabitants of Earth? You can read ‘On Returning Home’ and other 66-word stories in their first issue by following this link here: Issue 1 of Speculative 66.
If you haven’t heard of Sick Lit Magazine, you’re missing out. They’re a great online magazine who publish powerful poetry and prose. They ran a competition this year to decide on themes for their upcoming issues and my theme of “Perceptions” was chosen, meaning throughout all of August you’ll be able to read work selected by the amazing editors Kelly and Melissa around this theme!
I love the idea of perceptions, which is the major thread throughout my forthcoming collection Dots, and other flashes of perception, which you can read more about here: Dots.
I like the way different people interact with their version of the world and the universe. Everyone’s view of the world is different, and they way we relate to it and to each other is something I love to explore. I’m excited to read the writing published this month as a part of the theme. I can’t wait to fall into the perceptions of others.
This also means I have some upcoming publications with Sick Lit Magazine. The first is now available to read now and is called ‘My Fate Lies in the Weather Forecast’ and can be read by following this link here to Sick Lit Magazine. It’s about a man who wears shorts and flip-flops in the rain; you know the kind of guy I’m talking about! The other two stories, ‘The Domesticated Creature’ and ‘I am Lasagne’ will be published later in the month, and I shall post again once they’ve been published.
I hope you enjoy a month of different perceptions showcased by Sick Lit Magazine — I know I will!
I can announce, with great excitement, that my prose poem ‘Full Circle’ has been accepted for publication by And Other Poems. It will be published on Tuesday 6th September. I can’t wait to share it with you all! Do check out And Other Poems as they publish striking poetry, and you’ll definitely recognise a few of the names they’ve published before, such as: Carrie Etter, Tania Hershman, Angela Readman, Jonathan Pinnock, Andrew McMillan, and Hilda Sheehan, to name a few!
My flash fiction ‘Mother Knows Best’ was published as a part of FlashFlood for National Flash Fiction Day!
I love FlashFlood. The idea is that, for one day, the journal publishes a flash fiction every ten minutes, meaning you get a deluge of brilliant fiction. There are over 140 flashes in total, so plenty for you to read and enjoy!
If you’d like to read ‘Mother Knows Best’ you can do so by following this link here: FlashFlood.
My flash fiction, ‘Mother Knows Best’, will be published at around 2pm BST on Saturday 25th June by FlashFlood as a part of the celebrations for National Flash Fiction Day 2016.
FlashFlood is a brilliant online journal who publish a flash fiction roughly every ten minutes on National Flash Fiction Day itself. They are currently open for submissions, so why not submit your own flash fiction of 500 words or fewer? To find out more, follow this link here: FlashFlood.
My flash fiction, “Division’, has been published by The Pygmy Giant and is available to read now by following this link here.
The Pygmy Giant are is an excellent place for Flash Fiction writers from the UK. Here’s a little bit about them from their website:
The Pygmy Giant is an online home for UK flash fiction and non-fiction under 800 words. We aim to publish something new on the site each Monday and Thursday.
Why just British stuff? Because flash fiction on the web is dominated by our American cousins, and while that’s not a terrible thing, we want to give up-and-coming voices from the UK a chance to be heard.
I hope you enjoy reading ‘Division’ and the other flash fiction published there and consider submitting your own!