I’m delighted to have two pieces on Reflex Fiction’s Autumn 2017 Longlist. Many thanks to the organisers for putting together this exciting competition. I love how it’s structured, the thrill of waiting for the next post, to read the excellent long listed and winning stories. The first of my longlisted stories is ‘Henry’s Ways’, a… Continue reading Double Longlisting in the Reflex Fiction Autumn 2017 Competition
My contributor interview, attached to the creative nonfiction “The Walls Around Us,” is now live on the New Delta Review blog. Encouraged by the very thoughtful and insightful questions posed by New Delta Review editor Tim Jones, I discuss family history, dislocation, immigration and the brilliant flash classes taught by Kathy Fish. For the complete… Continue reading Contributor Interview Live at the New Delta Review Blog
My (short) hybrid CNF has just been published by the prestigious New Delta Review. NDR is a journal ran by graduate students in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Louisiana State University. And, also, a dream pub for me– I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the acceptance email from them. If you… Continue reading ‘The Walls Around Us’ Published by New Delta Review
A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to editor Sheldon Lee Compton for selecting this piece for the May issue of The Airgonaut. The Airgonaut has been on my ‘publication wishlist’ ever since I started reading and writing flash fiction, last year in May. In its webpages I discovered stories that I still enjoy reading and re-reading, like… Continue reading ‘The Low People in Our Family’ at The Airgonaut
My flash fiction, Tinnitus, is now live at Lost Balloon Magazine. Many thanks to editor Chelsea Voulgares for accepting this story that channelled my worst fears as a mother and for providing an unexpected bonus: my story follows Christina Dalcher’s Correspondence, posted last week. It’s always a joy to share a table of contents with my… Continue reading Tinnitus at Lost Balloon
…for instance, today, when I won my first competition! I am delighted to announce that my flash fiction, ‘The Invisible One’ is the winner of Retreat West Monthly Themed Flash Competition for October 2016. The theme was ‘Jealousy’. You can read my winning story here: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/the-invisible-one/ Many thanks to Kayla Pongrac and Christina Villafana Dalcher for… Continue reading Sometimes 13 Is a Lucky Number
I am overjoyed to announce that The Molotov Cocktail has nominated my flash fiction, Rotten Eggs, for the Pushcart Prize 2018. Many, many thanks to the editors and heaps of good luck to my fellow nominees!