Please Be Quiet – Pithead Chapel

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Please Be Quiet is published today in Volume 6, Issue 7 of Michigan-based online literary journal Pithead Chapel

The chandelier really is too large and grand for this room, Martha thought, every time she rattled its glass beads on her way past. It had been a wedding gift from a great uncle: an utter darling, but completely ignorant of the dimensions of modern homes…

Click here to read on. 

 

Portsmouth Writers’ Retreat with Writers’ HQ

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Writer’s HQ retreats are arse-kicking, procrastination-busting productivity goldmines. Join me in Portsmouth to whip your WIP into shape, write a gajillion words and tease out those knots in your plot in the company of other writers.

Click here for more details.

Stories For Homes

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Stories for Homes 2 will be published later this year, featuring my short story Siamese. 

In the mean time, the editors will be posting stories on the theme of home every week to the online anthology

The best-selling Stories for Homes 1 is available here with all profits going to Shelter

The Ham Free Press

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Issue 2 of The Ham is out now, featuring a short story – Gravity Can Suck It – and a poem – Scales – by me. You can buy a copy here or if you’re lucky you might find it distributed for free in unexpected places

 

The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3

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My short story Silence Rose from the Water Like Steam is featured in Mother’s Milk Books’ new anthology The Forgotten and the Fantastical 3, out now.

The anthology features 17 original fairy tales and fables, and illustrations by Georgie St Clair and Emma Howitt.

Angela Readman calls it ‘an utterly enchanting anthology’

The anthology is available to buy here

 

Halo Issue 2

Issue 2 of Halo literary magazine features my short story ‘The Beetle’ and is available now in print, click here to order.